Webinar series

WEBINAR #1, May 2019 – Spotlight on Rifugio Re Carlo Alberto – Co-creating the EFID quality framework 


The first webinar took place on May 7th, 2019 and featured the EFID Awardee Rifugio Re Carlo Alberto, Italy.  Furthermore, Emma Harte (ODS) and Rosien Herweijer introduced the research they are carrying out to co-develop an EFID quality framework.

Watch the recording of the Webinar #1 here: https://youtu.be/oFy2_alRb4o


WEBINAR #2, September 2019 Dementia and Migration 


The ageing migrant population living in Europe is posing new challenges for dementia care services, particularly if the services are to be adjusted to persons with different linguistic and cultural backgrounds[i]. Little is known about the number of people with dementia and migration background in Europe and their distribution across the member states. In Germany, out of 1.86 million people with a migration background who are 65 years or older, approximately 96,500 persons (5.2%) have dementia. The majority are of European (84,490), more specifically Polish (13,960), Italian (8920) and Turkish (8840) heritage[ii].

EFID launched this important and timely debate in a webinar, on 12th September at 2 pm. Practitioners discussed daily challenges related to the work on dementia and migration. Gabriele Kreutzner and Sümeyra Öztürk from Demenz Support Stuttgart presented the project “DeMigranz”. Dianne Gove, Director of Projects at Alzheimer Europe, presented the study carried out in 2018 on The development of intercultural care and support for people with dementia from minority ethnic groups (available here)

Watch the recording of the Webinar #2 here: https://youtu.be/c0HKRaLl9kg


[i] Dementia and immigrant groups: a qualitative study of challenges related to identifying, assessing, and diagnosing dementia, Mette Sagbakken, Ragnhild Storstein Spilker, and T. Rune Nielsen, 2018

[ii] Prevalence of dementia in people with a migration background in Germany, Monsees J, Hoffmann W, Thyrian JR, 2018


Webinar #3 Three steps for Planning, Reflection and Learning


SAVE THE DATE: 2 April 2020, 1 pm CET

We invite you to join the third webinar in the European Foundations’ Initiative on Dementia (EFID) webinar series on 2nd April at 1 pm CET.

Projects (and activities) need clear planning, channels for implementation and methods for reporting/documenting. Practitioners invest valuable time (sometimes on a volunteer basis) and scarce resources in their activities. This begs the questions: with limited capacity, resources and time, why invest in a process of reflection and learning? How can you best plan, reflect upon and communicate your work on dementia-related initiatives?

The Webinar will answer these questions and present the brand new EFID Toolkit for Planning, Reflection and Learning. The toolkit constitutes a collection of ideas, concepts and examples for reflecting upon and learning from EFID projects. It has been developed by Organisation Development Support (ODS) and Rosien Herweijer in close consultation with EFID awardees and aims to support the implementation of dementia-related projects and learn from them.

Register here