7.9.2022 NAI supports European Brain Council Call for a Brain Health Thematic Network

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 The Neurological Alliance of Ireland is supporting the European Brain Council in its call for the European Commission to expand the topic of mental health to include neurological conditions in its recent Call for Proposals on Thematic Networks: under the framework of the EU Policy Platform.

What is a Thematic Network within the EU Commission?

According to the Commission, the purpose of a Thematic Network is to produce a Joint Statement within six to nine months, summarising the common position and action of a group of stakeholders organisations on selected public health areas -- with this round proposing three new areas of focus, including "Mental Health in all policies".

What is the European Brain Council Calling For?

The EBC is calling for the European Commission to expand the proposed topic to 'Brain Health', covering both mental and neurological disorders.

Where can I find out more?

NAI has signed a letter to the European Commission: calling for the inclusion of brain health in recognition of the impact of neurological conditions on public health systems, as well as wider society, throughout Europe.

Find out more about the EBC call and view the letter HERE