ZAGREB, 26 Nov (Hina) – The NeuroSplit student association for neuroscience is this year’s winner of the European Citizen’s Prize for its achievements in popularising science, it was said at a ceremony in Zagreb on Friday.
Representatives of the association, founded in 2015 at the Split School of Medicine and awarded for the success of its project “With One Dream United”, a series of events designed to popularise science, workshops, humanitarian campaigns and lectures, were presented with the prize by Croatian members of the European Parliament Tomislav Sokol and Sunčana Glavak.
“We are young professionals and what we have in common is a desire to work for the benefit of our community. We have many ideas and plans which will hopefully receive broad support,” said Miro Vuković on behalf of the NeuroSplit association.
He said that the results of the “With One Dream United” project were beyond expectations, citing in that context the organisation of a conference called Nobel Days and an international congress on practical skills for students.
At the Nobel Days conference four Nobel Prize winners spoke about their discoveries and life to university and secondary school students from all over Croatia, and the congress on practical skills for students included workshops offering students from the field of biomedicine skills for their future careers.
Sokol said the European Citizen’s Prize going to medical students in the current time of the pandemic was an appropriate coincidence.
“We are in the midst of an unprecedented health crisis and this prize sends a message about the importance of investing in science and in professionals,” he said,
“Our main priority must be for EU citizens to not be divided into first and second-class citizens and for health care in all EU countries to be equal,” said the MEP, noting that projects like the one launched by NeuroSplit could help the national health system raise its quality and be more competitive at EU level.