Alzheimer Europe launches Anti-Stigma Award

On 22 June, Alzheimer Europe launched its Anti-Stigma Award. The award recognises an outstanding initiative aimed at combating stigma and promoting a positive image of dementia and people living with dementia. The award will be presented at the closing of the 2022 Alzheimer Europe Conference.

The award can be for individuals and organisations established in a member country of Alzheimer Europe and who developed and/or implemented their initiative in the past three years (2019-2022). It can be for projects, campaigns, films, videos, publications or books which aim to address the stigma attached to dementia.

Interested organisations and individuals should send information on their initiative via the special application form by 1 September 2022. Applicants may be short listed and may be asked to present their initiative to the members of the Award Committee at a virtual meeting on 15 September 2022.

The winner will be announced on the final day of the 32nd Alzheimer Europe Conference, in Bucharest, on 19 October 2022. The award will consist of a cash prize of EUR 5,000 and a trophy. The travel and accommodation costs for the conference will also be covered by Alzheimer Europe.

Important dates

•    22 June: Launch of call for applications
•    1 September: Deadline for submitting applications
•    15 September: Meeting of the Award Committee to shortlist two applications
•    19 October: Presentation of award during closing ceremony at Alzheimer Europe Conference

Award committee

•    Alzheimer Europe: Iva Holmerová and Marco Blom
•    European Working Group of People with Dementia: Chris Roberts
•    Alzheimer Europe Foundation: Heike von Lützau-Hohlbein and Maria do Rosário Zincke dos Reis
•    Roche: Jannice Roeser


Alzheimer Europe gratefully acknowledges the support of the sponsors of the Alzheimer Europe Anti-Stigma award: Alzheimer Europe Foundation, Biogen, Lilly and Roche.

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