About ECNP

ECNP is an independent scientific association dedicated to the science and treatment of disorders of the brain. It is the largest non-institutional supporter of applied and translational neuroscience research and education in Europe. Read more...

ECNP offers membership to established scholars in the field and all those with an active interest in applied and translational neuroscience. Corresponding membership is also open for those not resident in Europe.  To the membership pages

ECNP organises a wide range of scientific and educational activities, programmes and events across Europe, promoting the exchange of high-quality experimental and clinical research in applied and translational neuroscience and fostering young scientists and clinicians. View agenda


The invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces on 24 February 2022 has precipitated a humanitarian crisis on a scale unseen in Europe since the Second World War. As well as the destruction and appalling loss of life, the war has also has been a mental health catastrophe, with implications that will span generations.

ECNP is working with members to do what it can to help in the crisis, and we will continue to bring you updates on activities and initiatives.

Watch the ECNP videos and read the interviews on the Ukrainian crisis here.


EBRA Final Conference & Brain Innovation Days

Registration is now open for two major EBC events in October 2022: the Final Conference of the European Brain Research Area (EBRA) and the Brain Innovation Days, taking place on 11-12 October in Brussels. The meetings will discuss the future of brain research in Europe and the cutting-edge brain innovation generated.

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The war in Ukraine: psychiatry on the frontline

Oleg Chaban is professor of psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy at Bogomolets National Medical University in Kyiv, Ukraine. Since the outbreak of hostilities, he has been working with displaced persons and with people directly affected by the war. Read the interview with Iryna Frankova, chair of the ECNP Traumatic Stress Network.

To the interview

The Brain Prize 2023: call for nominations

The Lundbeck Foundation is accepting nominations for The Brain Prize 2023. It recognizes one or more individuals who have made outstanding contributions in any field of neuroscience.

Nominate a candidate

ECNP Podcast series

The ECNP podcast series brings you conversations with some of the leading researchers in applied neuroscience, discussing their work, their career, their vision in the field, and why they do what they do. You can listen to them on Spotify, iTunes or Buzzsprout.


Find the complete series here


ECNP Congress is Europe's global event dedicated to innovation in the treatment of brain disorders!