The European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA) is the only European umbrella organisation for Parkinson's disease. It represents 45 European member organisations (MOs) with more than 200,000 members in 36 countries (covering 28 languages), and advocates for the rights and needs of more than 1.2 million people1 with Parkinson’s (PwPs) and their families, and its reach is growing.
By working with its member organisations, 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 disease care across Europe by raising standards and reducing existing inequalities
- increase public awareness of Parkinson’s disease as a priority health challenge
- help reduce stigma and remove discrimination against people with Parkinson’s disease
- support the development of national Parkinson’s disease organisations throughout Europe.
The Association is a charitable organisation registered in Bruxelles (Numéro de l'association: 8727/2000, No TVA ou no entreprise: 465299201) and governed by the Belgian law of 25 October 1919, modified by the Law of 6 December 1954.