Ethics / Projects

3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Alzheimer Europe (2015-2017) [AE 2015-2017]
The 2015-2017 framework programme of Alzheimer Europe aims to achieve the following objectives:
1. Increasing knowledge about current national dementia policies and strategies, in order to promote be...
The 2015-2017 framework programme of Alzheimer Europe aims to achieve the following objectives:
1. Increasing knowledge about current national dementia policies and strategies, in order to promote best practices and reduce inequalities in dementia care in Europe (dementia-friendly communities, legal capacity and proxy decision making, care standards and care services for people with dementia and their carers),
2. Promoting collaboration and exchange on ethical issues linked to dementia through the organisation's European Dementia Ethics Network (Ethical challenges faced by professional carers, the changing definition of Alzheimer's disease and disclosure of risk information, societal obligations to people with dementia and their carers),
3. Improving the involvement of people with dementia in EU activities through the active consultation and involvement of the European Working Group of People with Dementia,
4. Improving the information exchange on dementia through the setting up of a European Dementia Observatory and the organisation of an Annual Conference,
5. Capacity building for national Alzheimer associations via the organisation of an Alzheimer Association Academy,
6. Ensuring effective governance.

The organisation's activities are fully aligned with the European Commission Communication on a European initiative on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias which recognised that "the importance of these conditions has long been recogned at a European level has long been recognised at a European level" and will provide important support to the growing number of Member States that are implementing or developing national dementia strategies. The work plan also addresses the priority identified in the third health programme of "support[ing] cooperation and networking in the Union in relation to ]...] improving the response to chronic diseases including [...] neurodegenerative diseases, by sharing knowledge, good practices and developing joint activities.


Start date: 01/01/2015 - End date: 31/12/2015

Call: Specific Grant Agreements for 2015 under the Framework Partnership Agreement for Operating Grants 2015-2017
Topic: Ethics
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Alzheimer Europe 2016 [AE2016]
The key objectives of AE's 2016 activities are as follows:
1. Increasing knowledge about current national dementia policies in order to promote best practices and reduce existing inequalities in deme...
The key objectives of AE's 2016 activities are as follows:
1. Increasing knowledge about current national dementia policies in order to promote best practices and reduce existing inequalities in dementia care in Europe
2. Promoting collaboration and exchange on ethical issues linked to dementia
3. Improving the involvement of people with dementia in EU activities
4. Improving the information exchange on dementia through the setting up of a European Dementia Observatory and the organisation of an Annual Conference
5. Capacity building for national Alzheimer associations
6. Ensuring effective governance
Start date: 01/01/2016 - End date: 31/12/2016

Call: Health Programme Adhoc Call for invited (named) beneficiaries
Topic: Ethics
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Alzheimer Europe 2019 [AE2019]
In 2019, AE will:
• Ensure that the voices of people with dementia are duly included in all operating grant activities by involving its European Working Group of People with Dementia, organise at le...
In 2019, AE will:
• Ensure that the voices of people with dementia are duly included in all operating grant activities by involving its European Working Group of People with Dementia, organise at least three meetings of the group and collaborate closely with the 2nd Joint Action on Dementia and develop recommendations on dementia-friendly and dementia-inclusive initiatives
• Collect information on epidemiological studies carried out in European countries looking at the incidence and prevalence of MCI, AD and dementia, carry out a meta-analysis, calculate the estimated numbers of people with dementia in all Member States of the European Union c and publish a report of these findings in the 2019 edition of the Alzheimer Europe Yearbook.
• Identify the issues faced by people with dementia when participating in research as the priority of its European Dementia Ethics Network and carry out an extensive literature review on this subject, develop recommendations to promote a human rights based approach to the involvement of people with dementia in research and publish the recommendations with the findings of the literature review in a report.
• Continue with the development of its European Dementia Observatory, organise a conference in The Hague, Netherlands under the motto “Making valuable connections” from 22-25 October 2019 with the participation of at least 750 participants from 30 European countries and carry out an invetory of European and national treatment and management guidelines for dementia.
• Carry out a mapping exercise of its national organisations to understand their membership, staffing, funding as well as their activities and services and bring together representatives of the national Alzheimer associations for three networking meetings of the Alzheimer’s Association Academy.
Start date: 01/01/2019 - End date: 31/12/2019

Call: Financial contribution to the functioning of non-governmental bodies (Operating grants)
Topic: Ethics
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Alzheimer Europe 2018-2021 [AE2018-2021]
This application for a four-year framework partnership agreement is fully focused on dementia, one of the areas specifically identified as a priority area in the 2017 Call for proposals for operating ...
This application for a four-year framework partnership agreement is fully focused on dementia, one of the areas specifically identified as a priority area in the 2017 Call for proposals for operating grants. It builds on the work carried out by Alzheimer Europe in successive operating grants as part of its current framework partnership agreement (2015-2017).
The activities of Alzheimer Europe under its new 2018-2021 Framework Programme will be responding to the 2009 Commission Communication on a European initiative on Alzheimer's disease and the 2015 Council conclusions on supporting people living with dementia: improving care policies and practices”. The four-year programme aims at assisting the Commission in addressing these recommendations with a particular focus on
1. Providing a voice to people with dementia and their carers
2. Making dementia a European priority and supporting the development of dementia strategies
3. Promoting a rights based approach to dementia
4. Supporting dementia research
5. Strengthening the European dementia movement
Key aspects of the four-year programme of Alzheimer Europe are the Annual Conference bringing together the wider dementia community in Europe and the continued development of the European Working Group of People with Dementia to ensure that the views and experiences of people with dementia are fully integrated in AE activities.
In addition, the four-year programme will support the 2nd EU Joint Action on Dementia which are important initiatives and projects of the third health programme.
Finally, the organisation will identify how best to support the European Solidarity Corps. It will do so by providing traineeship opportunities for young people to work with the AE secretariat and by promoting the European Solidarity Corps amongst its membership.
Start date: 09/03/2018 - End date: 08/03/2022

Call: Operating grants 2018-2021
Topic: Ethics