42. The PG-raad [Programme Council Care Renewal in Psychogeriatrics], The Netherlands


The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium

Who is involved:

Municipalities in Brabant in collaboration with Flanders, Belgium, and Limburg, Germany.

Nature of activity:

The PG-raad started in 2012 through inter-regional collaboration, creating and supporting four local networks in Brabant, in the lead municipalities, to create dementia-friendly municipalities. A lead municipality starts by forming a local network consisting of a group of stakeholders that is as diverse as possible. With the lead municipalities of Brabant, the PG-raad has signed a declaration of intent in which the role and the tasks of the municipality in the project are described.

These lead municipality networks receive support and project guidance from the PG-raad over four years consisting of:

  • Support in setting up the local network Dementia-friendly municipality (DVG network).
  • Project guidance and advice in developing plans.
  • Offering substantive expertise in the development of trailblazer actions.
  • Input of expertise from other provincial networks