Connecting European Neuroscience

About FENS

FENS, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, is the voice of European neuroscience, representing more than 20,000 European neuroscientists.

About FENS

Founded in 1998 at the first Forum of European Neuroscience, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) is the main organisation for neuroscience in Europe. FENS currently represents 44 European national and single discipline neuroscience societies with more than 20,000 member scientists from 33 European countries.

FENS promotes neuroscience research to policy-makers, funding bodies and the general public, both regionally and internationally. Hence, FENS promotes excellence in neuroscience research and facilitates the exchange and networking between neuroscientists within the European Research Area and beyond.

FENS activities include five broad areas:

FENS Values

FENS was created to bring together the scientific community and advance research and education in neuroscience in Europe and beyond.
FENS believes in inclusive, responsible science. FENS takes great pride in its position as the voice of European neuroscience and strives to structure its activities around the following principles.

FENS acknowledges the responsibility of the scientific community to carry out transparent, reproducible research to support the generation of excellent, credible science.

FENS believes that individual differences should never constitute a barrier to scientific excellence. As such, FENS strives to ensure that all of its activities, both internally and externally, are as inclusive and representative of the neuroscience community as possible, irrespective of gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, appearance, ethnicity, national origin, cultural background, age, political opinions or religion.

FENS is convinced of the value of bringing together researchers for scientific exchange and progress. Acknowledging the associated environmental impact, FENS continues to take relevant initiatives to minimise the impact of its activities in collaboration with the scientific community.

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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.

Contact information

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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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FENS News Alert

Sign up to the FENS News Alert to learn about upcoming grants, training opportunities and meetings!

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European Journal of Neuroscience

EJN is the journal of FENS. EJN publishes original articles and reviews from all over the world, in all areas of neuroscience.