2000 Highlights

In 2000, Alzheimer Europe:

  • has been active in developing projects, which could be carried out with the support of the European Commission. The projects which we worked on in 2000 fall under three different Commission programmes, namely:
    • Actions in favour of people suffering from neurodegenerative diseases, more particularly Alzheimer type (DAT) and related disorders, and their (informal) carers;
    • Preparatory measures combating and preventing discrimination;
    • Measures to achieve equality between men and women.
  • continued the development of its Intranet site. A steering group consisting of representatives of Alzheimer Europe’s member organisations from Finland, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Romania and the United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland and Wales) met on four occasions to test and improve the various sections of the Intranet.
  • received funding from the Social Affairs and Employment DG of the European Commission to investigate the gender imbalance related to the task of caring for someone with dementia.
  • succeeded in further strengthening its contacts with the European Commission and the European Parliament, as well as with the Council of Europe.
  • was active in strengthening contacts with other European organisations, such as the Platform of European Social NGOs, EurolinkAge and the European Public Health Alliance, of which Alzheimer Europe is a member.
  • took part in various activities organised by the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries (EFPIA) and the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS).
  • continued its involvement within the European Disability Forum, which underwent considerable changes in 2000.
  • organised a multidisciplinary workshop on "The quality of life of people with dementia" in Madrid on 4 September 2000.
  • the 10th Anniversary Meeting of Alzheimer Europe “Bridges into the Future” took place in Munich from 12 to 15 October 2000 and presented a great opportunity for the 600 participants to look back on 10 years of activities of the European Alzheimer movement.

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