Who we are
The European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA) is the only European Parkinson's umbrella organisation. We have been championing and working with the global Parkinson’s community for 25 years.
As the leading voice for Parkinson’s in Europe, we provide information and resources to all Parkinson’s stakeholders, raise awareness of the disease’s complexities and impact, and advocate for concrete policy change that benefits the Parkinson’s community.
Our vision is simple: to enable all people with Parkinson's to live a full life, while supporting the search for a cure.
What we do
We engage and connect the Parkinson’s community across Europe (and other parts of the world) through discussion and research to identify gaps in care and develop solutions to unmet needs, while raising awareness of the impact of the disease with decision makers.
Through our online library – the biggest in Europe – we provide up-to-date information, research and resources for Parkinson’s stakeholders to educate, advise and share good practices.
We represent national Parkinson's associations – that collectively have more than 120,000 members in nearly 30 countries across Europe – and advocate for the rights and needs of more than 1.2 million people with Parkinson’s and their families.