The EPDA is the only European Parkinson's disease umbrella organisation. We represent 45 member organisations from 36 countries and advocate for the rights and needs of more than 1.2 million people with Parkinson's and their families.
The EPDA vision
To enable all people with Parkinson’s in Europe to live a full life while supporting the search for a cure.
The EPDA mission
In order to make our vision a reality, we aim to become the leading voice for Parkinson’s in Europe – providing innovative leadership, information and resources to national Parkinson’s organisations, European policymakers, the treatment industry, healthcare professionals and the media. In achieving these aims, we hope to raise the profile of Parkinson’s and enable people living with the disease to be treated effectively and equally throughout Europe.
What does the EPDA do?
By working with our members – who represent the needs of individual people with Parkinson’s and their families at a national level – the EPDA aims to:
- ensure equal and timely access to prompt diagnosis and good-quality Parkinson’s care across Europe by raising standards and reducing existing inequalities
- support the development of national Parkinson’s organisations throughout Europe
- increase public and political awareness of Parkinson’s as a priority health challenge
- help reduce stigma and remove discrimination against people with Parkinson’s