In 2017, EFID launched a call for awards to prize notable initiatives that encourage meaningful participation of people living with dementia.


The EFID Foundations announce the decision to award 12 initiatives across 10 European countries aimed at valuing the expertise of people living with dementia as an acknowledgement of their work in respecting the autonomy, dignity and right to self-determination of people living with dementia. The importance of listening to the voice of people living with dementia to value their expertise is prioritized in informing all of these initiatives. It is further acknowledged this may need to take different forms across a person’s journey but remains equally valuable throughout.


The 12 organisations have been selected by an independent Jury and honoured at the Award Ceremony in Sofia under the flagship of the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU, on 23rd January 2018.
The ceremony was preceded by a workshop offering a stimulating networking and learning space for the EFID network of practitioners and stakeholders on the topic “Valuing the expertise of people living with dementia”. The workshop produced interesting results compiled in a report available at request. If you wish to receive a copy free of charge please contact EFID Secretariat.

Click here to see the pictures of the event



List of EFID Awardees 2017