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The European Foundations’ Initiative on Dementia (EFID) launches the European Awards

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by Werner Krüper

A group of Foundations, composed of The Atlantic Philanthropies, the Fondation Médéric Alzheimer, the King Baudouin Foundation and the Robert Bosch Stiftung join their forces to launch the ‘Living well with Dementia in the Community – European Foundations’ Initiative on Dementia-Awards‘ in order to improve the perception of dementia and to stimulate solidarity at local level. The overarching aim of the Initiative is to contribute to a better quality of life of people with dementia and their carers.

By rewarding the best local initiatives that promote social inclusion through a Europe-wide awards scheme, EFID wishes to encourage context relevant projects in the field of awareness-raising on dementia. Up to 10 projects will be funded with up to € 10.000.

Foundations are conscious that the full responsibility of the dementia care cannot be abdicated to the informal carers and the professional care sector. So as to contribute to a better quality of life of people living with dementia, the civil society at the local level should participate. Not only by informing and educating or by conveying a different, more balanced view of dementia, but also by supporting people at the local level to take responsibility for the way people with dementia are integrated in and supported by the society. 

The attached flyer contains additional information on types of projects and selection criteria for the awards.

The full call for proposals and application form are available on the NEF website:

The application is to be filled in English as the Awards are pan-European and partners are required to communicate and exchange their achievements at European level and amongst their peers.  

You can send your application by 31st of August to:   You can also contact the NEF Secretariat if you need guidance ( 

Network of European Foundations is an Atlantic grantee.

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