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 nearly 30 years.
As the leading voice for Parkinson’s in Europe, we provide trusted information; advance and share good practices; raise awareness and improve understanding of the condition; and facilitate research collaboration.
Our vision is that people with Parkinson's and their families have access to the highest standards of treatment, support and care they need to live a full and comfortable life.
What we do
We engage and connect with the Parkinson’s community across Europe and the globe to champion collaborations and partnerships, help develop solutions to unmet needs, and raise 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.
We provide an authoritative voice on the impact of Parkinson’s across Europe and advocate for policy change that benefits the European Parkinson’s community.