Federation of the European Neuroscience Societies

Federation of the European Neuroscience Societies

The Federation of the European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) is a non-profit organization which was founded in 1998 to represent European neuroscience societies. FENS currently represents 42 different neuroscience societies from 32 European countries.

To find out more about FENS.


The FENS mission is to:

Promote interaction and coordination between its member societies and to develop neuroscience research in their respective countries and disciplines. 

Facilitate the dissemination of scientific information by publications in journals and through other communication channels.

Support education and training of young neuroscience researchers by provision of information, set-up of schools and training programmes and provision of grants to young scientists.

Promote understanding and development in neuroscience among the general public and to advise decision-makers on the results and the implications of neuroscience research. 
 FENS Articles of Association, Article 2


FENS activities and offers: 

FENS organises and supports a number of meetings and training courses including the biennial FENS Forum (every even year) and FENS Featured Regional Meeting (every odd year), the FENS-IBRO European Neuroscience Schools, Network of European Neuroscience Schools, and Brain Awareness Week.

Furthermore, FENS provides:

In addition to the above, FENS has a number of outreach programmes including CARE:Committee on Animals in Research, and Global Advocacy Programme.  



Human Brain Project Summit 2023

Marseille / 28-31 March 2023

The upcoming Summit will highlight the excellent scientific achievements of the HBP at the point when the ten-year Flagship project approaches its conclusion (in Sept. 2023) and the legacy that it will leave for the brain research community. The theme “Achievements  and future of digital brain research” has been chosen to mark a special moment in the HBP, when we look at all our scientific achievements and the future of the EBRAINS Research Infrastructure.

For more information visit: https://summit2023.humanbrainproject.eu/ 

4th Nordic Neuroscience 

postponed to 2024.


FENS, the Brain Prize and IBRO-PERC offer 15 stipends of EUR 1000 each to international students! 

Start your application now! 

Brain Conference 2023

Establishment and Maintenance of Brain Cell States
23-26 April 2023 in Rungsted Kyst, Denmark
Early registration deadline: 12 January 2023

Come join us at next year's Brain Conference! Taking place in an intimate setting, this world-class scientific meeting will gather researchers from all over the world with the goal of tackling key questions on genetic and epigenetic mechanisms. Don't miss this opportunity to meet with your peers, increase your network and gain insights from Brain Prize winners Professors Adrian Bird and Anne Schaeffer. 

AD/PD™ 2023 International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases and related neurological disorders


The members of Norwegian Neuroscience Society are welcome to submit their abstract before the upcoming deadline September 21, 2021.  

Link to Abstract Topics

Link to Abstract Submission

 As a global leader in finding solutions for patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and related neurodegenerative diseases, the AD/PD™ Conference is the ideal platform to expose research to an international audience. Presenting a poster or oral presentation offers unrivaled opportunities for global research collaboration and career development.


The accepted abstracts will be given the opportunity to take the stage physically in Gothenburg or remotely online.

The 2021 Nordic Neuroscience Meeting postponed to 2023

Due to the pandemic, the 2021 Nordic Neuroscience Meeting has been postponed and will be held in Denmark in 2023

NNS is a proud signatory of the #ALBADeclaration on Equity and Inclusion.

The Declaration represents our commitment to make science more inclusive. Sign the Declaration at www.alba.network/declaration 



Open letter on the Future of Research in Europe made a difference

Thanks to all supporters of the open letter on #futureofresearch. 27th November 2019, the Von der Leyen commision revealed the definitive title for commisioner Mariya Gabriel, which now explicitly mentions research, education and culture. For more information visit https://www.futureofresearch.eu/


Launch of the ALBA Network


Recently founded by a group of international leading scientists, the ALBA Network aims to promote equality and diversity in brain sciences. Professor Carmen Sandi, FENS President and Chair of the ALBA Steering Committee, would like to encourage all brain scientists to join the Network. For more information, please visit the ALBA Network website: www.alba.network

Available positions


Available jobs within neuroscience are posted at Jobbnorge.no