first announcement / 6th European Conference on Brain stimulation in Mental Health 




The next ECBS in mental Heath will take place in Lisbon, Portugal 2024 


EU Reclassification of TMS and tDCS to Class III -

Action to be taken

Following the webinar we organized on January 27th, 2023 regarding EU reclassification of NIBS,

new actions to be taken are detailed HERE


Simply, If  you are in agreement with the concerns stated in the ESBS Manifesto about the EU Reclassification of TMS and tDCS equipment to Class III devices, we kindly ask you to protest this decision by taking the following three simple steps:

1. Send an email on your own behalf to sante-med-dev@ec.europa.euHere you can find suggested text for your email. Please feel free to modify it.  

Note: it is our understanding that the greater the number of individual emails that are sent in protest, the greater the likely impact. So please send an email on your own behalf and disseminate widely across your network of NIBS colleagues in order to maximize impact. 

2. Initiate a complaint process by the EU Ombudsman, by filling out a template here: After creating your individual account you may use the template and follow detailed process we developed  
HERE  (including the template form in word file).

3. Disseminate widely across your network of NIBS colleagues in order to maximize impact.

HORIZON TWINNIBS (Twinning for Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Bootcamps)

A Bootcamps dedicated to the early-stage researchers (ESR) is organized by TWINNIBS.

The details are on the project website:

TWINNIBS aims to strengthen the research and innovation capacities to tackle main challenges in the multidisciplinary field of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS). 


Bootcamp is a small-group mentorship program for early-stage researchers (ESR, e.g.,  any researcher who has not yet obtained a PhD degree, including master students, PhD students, medical students - graduates, and undergraduates) etc. The program is designed to develop ESRs’ skills and collaboration networks, as well as to provide them with research experience and mentorship support.

You could encourage your young colleagues to apply. 

There are no restrictions in terms of ESR country/institution – so please use all your communication channels to promote the opportunity.