In 2017 EFID launched a call for awards to prize notable initiatives that encourage meaningful participation of people living with dementia. The EFID Foundations announce the decision to award 12 initiatives across 10 European countries aimed at valuing the expertise of people living with dementia as an acknowledgement of their work in respecting the autonomy, dignity and right to self-determination of people living with dementia. The importance of listening to the voice of people living with dementia to value their expertise is prioritized in informing all of these initiatives. It is further acknowledged this may need to take different forms across a person’s journey but remains equally valuable throughout.
The 12 organisations have been selected by an independent Jury and honoured at the Award Ceremony in Sofia in January 2018, under the flagship of the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU.
Click on the link to download the list of EFID Awardees 2017.
In 2015, EFID launched the ‘Capacity Strengthening Fund’ that offered support to the EFID awardees to develop joint projects and go-and-see visits. The proposals received were assessed by a group of people with dementia. Joint projects and study visits are currently ongoing. If you want to know more about the funded initiatives download the pdf below.
Drawing from the first edition, EFID launched a second call for awards “Living well with Dementia in the community” in 2014. 10 organisations received the EFID award and 2 organisations received a ‘special nomination’.
The EFID awards “Living well with Dementia in the Community” launched in 2012 and 2014 supported 20 projects in 11 European countries that encouraged the dissemination of good practice and gave people with dementia a stronger voice in their communities.
Click here to see the pictures of the ceremony held in Brussels.
Download the leaflet to read more about the 10 projects that won an EFID Award in 2012. The leaflet is available in the following languages: