Many of the EPDA’s activities in 2019 is focused on working with Young Onset people with Parkinson’s (YOPD) across Europe. We anticipate that any proceeds from supporting the Insight Summit will go to supporting our work with European Young Onset people and their families. In real terms, this is likely to involve organising European Union advocacy events in the European Parliament that aim to raise the profile of the challenges facing young onset people with Parkinson’s and their families.
The EPDA represents 1.2 MILLION people across Europe with Parkinson’s disease. We are the only European umbrella Parkinson’s not-for-profit organisation, with member organisations (national Parkinson’s associations) in nearly 30 countries. We are also the co-founders of the global social media campaign #UNITEFORPARKINSONS!