Connecting European Neuroscience


FENS is the voice of European neuroscience. With 44 neuroscience member societies across 33 European countries, FENS as an organisation represents 20,000 European neuroscientists with a mission to advance European neuroscience education and research.  

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FENS meetings and events offer a wide range of learning- networking- and professional development opportunities. Learn about current topics in your field of interest, network with top figures in neuroscience, meet with your European peers whether from basic, translational or clinical neuroscience research, and share best practices with colleagues from around the world.

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Higher Education and Training

FENS actively supports graduate education and postgraduate training in neuroscience in Europe through a variety of initiatives. A new training framework launched in 2014 proposes appealing activities for students, post-docs and early career neuroscientists. Looking ahead and supporting the next generation is a key priority for FENS.

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FENS Outreach and Advocacy

FENS, also in collaboration with its global partners (DANA, EBC, IBRO and SfN), aims to increase public awareness about the benefits of brain research. In addition, FENS is committed to providing solid advice to policy makers and stakeholders on the importance of continuous support for brain research in order to solve the burden of brain-related diseases in Europe.

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European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN)

Excellent science is communicated through EJN, the official scientific journal of FENS. It publishes papers on a broad range of topics, aiming to advance our understanding of the nervous system in health and disease.


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Federating numerous pan-European single discipline societies and all national neuroscience societies from across more than 30 European countries, FENS represents European neuroscience from basic to clinical research.

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The Brain Prize 2022: call for nominations now open

The Lundbeck Foundation is now accepting nominations for The Brain Prize 2022, the world's largest prize for neuroscience.

May 04, 2021 in Societies & Partner News

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Wiley, EJN publisher, signs transitional deal to accelerate open access publishing in Switerland

Wiley, publisher of the European Journal of Neuroscience, announced a new open access agreement with swissuniversities to provide unlimited read access and to accelerate open access publishing among over 40 Swiss higher education and research institutions across Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

May 01, 2021 in FENS News


The Fondation Fyssen, FENS Forum 2022 partner, to hold International Prize ceremony on 18 May

The Fondation Fyssen International Prize will be presented to Richard Morris (UK) on 18 May. The Fondation Fyssen is a new partner of the FENS Forum 2022.

April 30, 2021 in FENS News


Statement from FENS on the passing of Prof. Dr István Ábrahám

April 27, 2021 in FENS News


Mark your calendars: upcoming FENS society meetings

From EBBS to the Slovenian Neuroscience Association, FENS Member Societies are holding their annual meeting in 2021! Check this article and mark your calendars with upcoming opportunities for you to learn, share your work and meet your peers!

April 23, 2021 in FENS News


FENS Friday webinar: "Brain Development and Neuropsychiatric Disorders"

The webinar will discuss the state-of-the-art knowledge on transient developmental circuits that help sensory integration in cortical neural circuits, the effects of serotonin signalling on brain development and their contribution to the emergence of neuropsychiatric disorders, the neuronal physiology that underlies critical periods of brain development and how neuronal circuits are affected in autism spectrum disorder.

April 22, 2021 in FENS News


2021-2025 FENS-Kavli Scholars cohort has been announced

The FENS-Kavli Scholars (FKNE) issued today a Press Release announcing the selection of the 2021-2025 cohort.

April 21, 2021 in FENS News


Join the live webinar on Neuronline: Non-coding RNAs in Nervous System Function and Disease

Registration now open to the webinar "Non-coding RNAs in Nervous System Function and Disease" taking place on 11 May 2021 (5:00-6:00 pm CEST). Hosted on Neuronline, the SfN virtual platform, the webinar is open to FENS and SfN members.

April 21, 2021 in FENS News


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FENS Forum 2022

The FENS Forum 2022 will take place on 9-13 July 2022 in Paris, France.  

The call for symposia and technical workshops is now open. Take this opportunity to shape the scientific programme: submit your proposal by 20 May 2021!

Visit the FENS Forum 2022 website for more information


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COVID-19 update

Following the COVID-19 advice of the Belgian government, the FENS team is working from home until further notice.
To contact us, please send us an email as we may not always be reachable through the office phone.

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Online neuroscience resources

FENS is compiling a list of online resources intended to help the neuroscience community cope with the current situation. Have a look at this list and share your contributions!

View the resources here