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Apply for Alzheimer Europe's 2023 Anti-Stigma Award before 15 June
Luxembourg, 25 May 2023 – Last month, Alzheimer Europe and the Alzheimer Europe Foundation announced that, following the success of their first Anti-Stigma Award in 2022, they would again be recognising an outstanding initiative aimed at combating stigma and promoting a positive image of dementia and people living with dementia. The 2023 award will consist of a cash prize of EUR 5,000 and a trophy which will be presented during the Alzheimer Europe Conference in Helsinki. on 17 October 2023. The deadline for applications is fast approaching, so please make sure you submit yours before 15 June!
“Adoptieproject: Jong adopteert Oud” (Adoption project, young adopts old) was the winner of Alzheimer Europe’s first Anti-Stigma-Award in 2022
The award is open to individuals and organisations established in a member country of Alzheimer Europe for initiatives and projects which have been developed and/or implemented in the past three years (2020-2023). The award can be for projects, campaigns, films/videos or publications/books which aim to address the stigma attached to dementia. It will be for initiatives and projects rather than for individuals or associations.
The 2023 call is focusing on initiatives and campaigns addressing the stigma experienced by people with dementia and their carers from specific groups:
• Minority ethnic groups
• LGBTQ+ community
• People with intellectual disability and/or Down syndrome
• Socio-economically disadvantaged groups.
Interested organisations and individuals should send in information on their initiative via the enclosed application form by the deadline of 15 June 2023. Applicants may be short listed and asked to present their initiative to the members of the Award Committee at a virtual meeting on 10 July. The winner of the award will be announced at the Alzheimer Europe Conference in Helsinki (17 October) and the travel and accommodation costs for the shortlisted initiatives will be covered by Alzheimer Europe.
For further information, contact: Jean Georges, Executive Director, Alzheimer Europe, 14, rue Dicks, L-1417 Luxembourg, Tel.: +352-29 79 70, Fax: +352-29 79 72, email@example.com, www.alzheimer-europe.org
Notes to editors: Alzheimer Europe is the umbrella organisation of national Alzheimer associations and currently has 41 member organisations in 37 European countries. The mission statement of the organisation is to change perceptions, practice and policy to ensure equal access of people with dementia to a high level of care services and treatment options.
Alzheimer Europe gratefully acknowledges the support of the sponsors of the Alzheimer Europe Anti-Stigma Award: Alzheimer Europe Foundation, Lilly and Roche.