Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) is the voice of European neuroscience.
Founded in 1998 at the first Forum of European Neuroscience, the FENS is the main organization for neuroscience in Europe. FENS currently represents 44 national and single-discipline neuroscience societies across 33 European countries and more than 22,000 member scientists.
FENS promotes neuroscience research to policy-makers, funding bodies and the general public, both regionally and internationally. FENS promotes excellence in neuroscience research and facilitates exchanges and networking between neuroscientists within the European Research Area and beyond. FENS was created to bring together the scientific community and advance research and education in neuroscience in Europe and beyond.
FENS believes in inclusive, responsible science. FENS takes great pride in its position as the voice of European neuroscience and strives to structure its activities around the following principles.