Hybrid Event is over

Launch event of the Brain Capital Alliance: Towards Person-Centred Approach to Brain Health

Public health

CEPS & Online
Place du Congrès 1, Bruxelles, Belgium

This hybrid event is free and open to the public but registration is mandatory. Once registered, you will receive instructions on how to join this event virtually.

Hybrid Event

Launch event of the Brain Capital Alliance: Towards Person-Centred Approach to Brain Health


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Brain health is increasingly seen as one of the main public policy challenges in Europe. The prevalence of neurological disorders is constantly rising and will become an increasing burden on the health systems, as the societies age. The COVID-19 pandemic has left a massive impact in the area of mental health. The EU is now responding to this situation by attaching a growing attention to brain health including in the forthcoming Non-Communicable Diseases Initiative to be presented on 22 June. This follows closely the recent unanimous adoption of the WHO’s Global Action Plan on Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders.

The event on 4 July will address the impact of the latest initiatives and the next steps on the brain health agenda. It will also feature the launch of the Brain Capital Alliance, a movement that intends to identify brain health and brain skills as indispensable aspects of today’s knowledge economy.


Cinzia Alcidi Cinzia Alcidi
Cinzia Alcidi

Director of Research

Speakers list
Paweł Świeboda

CEO of EBRAINS and Director General of the Human Brain Project

Harris Eyre

Co-lead of the Brain Capital Alliance, Senior Fellow for Brain Capital, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Rym Ayadi PhD

Senior Advisor, CEPS and President and Founder of the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association

Wolfgang Oertel

President of the European Brain Council

Katrin Seeher

Data Lead for Brain Health, Mental Health and Substance Use Department, World Health Organisation

Marianne Takki

Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Financial Instruments Unit, DG HEALTH, European Commission

Orla Galvin

Executive Director, European Federation of Neurological Associations