An umbrella of activities integrates the key elements of the ERA-NET NEURON, Joint Transnational Calls for proposals (JTCs), thematic workshops with renowned researchers and the Excellent Paper in Neuroscience Award (EPNA). In this article the recent symposium on development and advancement in methods and technologies and other NEURON key activities are reported. The symposium gathered a number of researchers funded by the ERA-NET and provided an excellent view on the technological progresses in the field of disease-related neurosciences. GLOBAL SCIENTIA, 3, 2013, p. 16-19, article in English, PDF 480 kb. Here you find the complete journal issue.