On 17 April 2023 Alzheimer Europe and the Alzheimer Europe Foundation announced that, following the success of their first Anti-Stigma Award last year, they will again recognise an outstanding initiative aimed at combating stigma and promoting a positive image of dementia and people living with dementia, in 2023. The award will consist of a cash prize of EUR 5,000 and a trophy which will be presented during the Alzheimer Europe Conference in Helsinki (17 October).
The award is open to individuals and organisations established in a member country of Alzheimer Europe for initiatives and projects which have been developed and/or implemented in the past three years (2020-2023). The award can be for projects, campaigns, films/videos or publications/books which aim to address the stigma attached to dementia. It will be for initiatives and projects rather than for individuals or associations.
The 2023 call will focus on initiatives and campaigns addressing the stigma experienced by people with dementia and their carers from specific groups:
• Minority ethnic groups
• LGBTQ+ community
• People with intellectual disability and/or Down syndrome
• Socio-economically disadvantaged groups.
Interested organisations and individuals should send in information on their initiative via the enclosed application form by the deadline of 15 June 2023. Applicants may be short listed and asked to present their initiative to the members of the Award Committee at a virtual meeting on 10 July. The winner of the award will be announced at the Alzheimer Europe Conference in Helsinki (17 October) and the travel and accommodation costs for the shortlisted initiatives will be covered by Alzheimer Europe.
More information can be found at: https://www.alzheimer-europe.org/our-work/anti-stigma-award/anti-stigma-award-2023
The application form can be downloaded via: https://www.alzheimer-europe.org/sites/default/files/2023-03/ae_anti-stigma_award_-_application_form_0.pdf
Alzheimer Europe gratefully acknowledges the support of the sponsors of the Alzheimer Europe Anti-Stigma Award: Alzheimer Europe Foundation, Lilly and Roche.