European PD Association



The EPDA is the only European Parkinson’s disease umbrella organisation. It represents 45 member organisations from 36 European countries and advocates for the rights and needs of more than 1.2 million people with Parkinson’s along with their families.


The EPDA vision


To enable all people with Parkinson’s in Europe to live a full life while supporting the search for a cure.


The EPDA mission


In order to achieve its vision, the EPDA aims to become the leading voice for Parkinson’s in Europe – providing innovative leadership, information and resources to national Parkinson’s associations, European policy-makers, the treatment industry, healthcare professionals and the media. In achieving these aims, the EPDA hopes to raise the profile of Parkinson’s and enable people living with the disease to be treated effectively and equally throughout Europe.


What does the EPDA do?


By working with its 45 member associations – who represent the needs of individual people with Parkinson’s, and their families, at a national level – the EPDA aims to:

❙ ensure equal and timely access to prompt diagnosis and good-quality Parkinson’s care across Europe by raising standards and reducing existing inequalities

❙ increase public awareness of Parkinson’s disease as a priority health challenge

❙ help reduce stigma and remove discrimination against people with Parkinson’s

❙ support the development of national Parkinson’s disease organisations throughout Europe.


The EPDA is involved in a number of large-scale and varied projects, about which you may learn more at If you have any queries about these projects – or are interested in working with us on new or existing projects – then please email us at