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.  




FENS and Société des Neurosciences

invite you to submit your symposium and technical workshop proposals for #FENS2022!

Check the full list of themes at: https://forum.fens.org/proposal-submission/

Submission deadline: 20 May 2021

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 

MCCS 2020 FREE Virtual Workshop OCT 21-22

The Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society has teamed up with sister organizations, MCCS Asia and MCCS Europe, to offer three sessions of talks over the course of ~24 hours, to accommodate members from time zones around the world. Each session will include invited speakers plus speakers selected from submitted abstracts. 

Registration is FREE. Please register by Oct. 18.

MCCS-europe session will be from 9am-to 11:45am (CEST) and MCCS-USA session from 5pm to 7:25pm (CEST).

For more information and registration visit: https://molcellcog.org/mccs-2020-event 

FENS 2020 is going virtual

FENS Forum 2020 will take place as a virtual meeting on the same dates: 11 - 15 July 2020. This FENS 2020 Virtual Forum will allow delegates to access and participate in all Forum events, including Plenary and Special Lectures, symposia, poster sessions, exhibition, networking and educational events and much more.

All current registrants will automatically be transferred to the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum, with extended ‘on-demand’ access available following the Forum. New delegates can still register through the registration portal. Refunds will be offered to those delegates who cannot attend the virtual meeting. Abstract submission will reopen shortly and remain open until 18 May 2020. 

Postponement of 2020 Precision Neuroscience Conference until 2021

Due to the evolving events surrounding the COVID-19 situation, the 2020 Precision Neuroscience Conference that had been scheduled to be held in Roanoke, Virginia on May 20-22, 2020 has been postponed for Wednesday, May 19 – Friday, May 21, 2021.

EuroNeuro 2020 postponement

Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19 virus, it was decided to postpone EURONEURO 2020 congress. Save the date: it will now take place in November the 23rd, 24th and 25th, 2020.


BNA2021 Festival of Neuroscience call for submissions
Deadline = 1st March 2020

In April 2021, in partnership with the UK Dementia Research Institute, and a plethora of partners societies, the British Neuroscience Association will host its fifth Festival of Neuroscience, this time taking neuroscience to the seaside in Brighton, UK

Read the full requirements for symposium and workshop proposals

Submit your BNA2021 session proposal

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