04 Jul 2022: Launch event of the Brain Capital Alliance: Towards Person-Centred Approach to Brain Health
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.