Saturday | 01 Oct 2022

EMEA launches the Neuroscience policy research which aims to enhance knowledge on brain health and to promote the new concept of “Brain Capital” as the triggering element for reconceptualizing and revitalizing the economy beyond human capital concept by building on the scientific work of different disciplines, medicine, neuroscience, philanthropy, business, etc. The research will examine the application of ideas from neuroscience and medicine to economic and social policy.

This research initiative is part of the OECD-NAEC Neuroscience-inspired Policy Initiative in collaboration with the PRODEO Institute  launched on January  27th 2021.

Furthermore, the President of EMEA, Prof. Rym Ayadi, has been appointed in the Steering Committee of the Initiative and co-leading the working group that aims to build the brain capital dashboard/index.

The Neuroscience-inspired Policy Initiative considers brain skills and brain health as an indispensable part of the knowledge economy. OECD – NAEC promotes this concept as an approach for thinking about the economy and how it works in new ways and is laying some of the groundwork, looking at relevant metrics and building up a network of interested actors in the medical field, neuroscience, philanthropy and business. The initiative has entered a developmental phase examining the application of ideas from neuroscience and medicine to economic and social policy including topics such as productivity, gender equality, mental health, education and others.

Related papers co-authored 

  1. Building Brain Capital – Neuron
  2. Move Over Data, Brain Capital is the New Oil – Psychiatric Times
  3. Smart Growth: the Case for Measuring Brain Capital – Psychiatric Times
  4. Brain Science Must Be on COP 26 Agenda – Psychiatric Times

Key articles about the initiative 

  1. Boosting brain health is key to a thriving economy – FT
  2. France to prioritise brain research when it takes on EU presidency next year – Science Business
  3. New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC): The Critical OECD Think Tank – Forbes

Neuroscience-inspired Policy Initiative page

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