Becoming a funding partner
There are a number of options available for external organisations and individuals considering becoming a committed EPDA funding partner.
Why become an EPDA sponsored partner?
By becoming an EPDA partner, your company would:
- help enable the EPDA to carry out its strategic goals on behalf of people with Parkinson’s and their families
- engage with a long-standing, highly reputable and well-respected not-for-profit organisation (the EPDA)
- enhance your company’s visibility at a European level
- demonstrate your company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility
- help the fight against the effects of Parkinson’s disease, which have an impact across nearly every cultural, social and economic boundary.
For more specific information about how your funding will help people with Parkinson's, please download our 'Why support the EPDA?' brochure.
The 2016 partnership options
There are three main options to choose from when considering becoming an EPDA funding partner. Potential partners are able to choose the amount they pay within each tier, but please remember that the more you are able to provide, the more we will be able to help people with Parkinson’s and their families. Without your generous help, the EPDA would not exist, so we thank you very much for considering helping us.
| ||Silver ||Gold ||Diamond |
| ||Starting at €20,000 ||Starting at €35,000 ||Starting at €50,000 |
|Acknowledgment of your sponsorship within the EPDA annual report and other relevant publications and materials ||X ||X ||X |
|Your company name, logo and link appearing on the partners section of the EPDA website (banner ads can also be included if desired) ||X ||X ||X |
|Invitations to EPDA events, including European Parliament activities, press conferences and annual member meetings ||X ||X ||X |
|Permission to use the 'EPDA sponsor' logo on external and internal corporate materials ||X ||X ||X |
|The possibility of receiving EPDA endorsement of your company’s projects/materials (if approved by our expert review panel)* ||X ||X ||X |
|The opportunity to contribute medical information within the PD Info section of the EPDA website ||X ||X ||X |
|At least one seat at the PDG Think Tank table (see below) |
| ||X ||X |
|The possibility of engaging the EPDA to work as advisers on your company’s educational projects/communications* || ||X ||X |
|An invitation to contribute to the development of EPDA projects || ||X ||X |
|Discounted Parkinson's Life sponsored articles (normally €3,000 per article) ||10% discount ||20% discount ||40% discount |
|A profile (and video, if desired) of your company on the partners section of the EPDA website (content to be agreed with the EPDA) || || ||X |
|Your company’s news shared prominently via the EPDA’s social media platforms and news section || || ||X |
|Quarterly update on EPDA activities || || ||X |
|Other opportunities to be discussed ||X ||X ||X |
* Note: depending on the level of work needed to be done by the EPDA, there may be additional costs to be covered. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Note on diamond partners
The EPDA currently has two diamond partners – AbbVie and Medtronic. Both companies have been long-standing and supportive EPDA partners for more than a decade and recognise the benefits of working closely with the only European Parkinson’s umbrella organisation. These long-term, progressive and proactive partnerships not only help the respective companies and the EPDA, but most importantly people with Parkinson’s and their families across Europe and beyond.
We thank these companies for their generous support over the years, and invite other companies to become diamond partners so that we can do even more valuable work on behalf of the Parkinson’s community.
Explanation of PDG Think Tank
Since the EPDA’s formation in 1992, we have worked very successfully in partnership with the industry. Indeed, without its support, we would not be in a position to carry out any of our work programme.
To develop our mutually beneficial partnerships further, we launched the PDG Think Tank forum in 2009. All EPDA diamond and gold funding partners are invited to these collaborative roundtable meetings (usually two a year), which have developed into a valuable and trusted way of working and has led to greater awareness and understanding for all concerned.
The exclusive Think Tank meetings are among the most important dates in the EPDA’s calendar, and they ensure that all parties work together effectively to improve the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s and their families. For more information about these meetings, please contact email@example.com
Other opportunities for collaboration
The EPDA will happily discuss other projects and actions not mentioned above (ie, for those companies not comfortable spending €20,000).