INDEED Innovation for Dementia in the Danube Region



As a consequence of demographic change, dementia is a growing societal challenge in the Danube region. However, the quality of dementia care lags behind European standards in terms of knowledge, skills and cooperation of healthcare professionals, availability of specific services, and use of assistive technology. The Danube region also suffers from emigration of healthcare workers.

The main objective of INDEED is to improve dementia care in the Danube region and contribute to the implementation of national dementia strategies with the scope of enhancing the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers. In a collaborative effort of partners from 10 countries INDEED creates an information and skill-building intervention for institutions involved in dementia care and their members or employees, including health and social services, professional associations, governmental authorities, public administrations and private enterprises.

The intervention comprises 3 modules: an interdisciplinary training (CAMPUS), a networking tool (CONNECT), and a business consulting service (COACH). INDEED will enhance the competences of multiple professions that engage in dementia care, enhance their collaboration and coordination, improve the quality and delivery of services, and foster the development of innovative care facilities and business models. The intervention will be delivered in blended-learning format and will be evaluated in pilot actions in four countries. It will be disseminated to the above mentioned target groups including health and social policy makers. INDEED is innovative since it simultaneously addresses three major unmet needs in dementia care, delivers coherent information and training for all relevant professional groups, and combines traditional learning formats with web-based education technology. INDEED also pioneers by promoting cross-border knowledge transfer and exchange of best practices in healthcare.

Innovation for Dementia in the Danube Region
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1726514,27
ERDF Contribution: 1411700,61
IPA Contribution: 55836,5
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 2
Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Increase competences for business and social innovation


Filename Date of upload
INDEED Trailer_English 12-11-2019 17:19:32
Strategy Statement_3.1-V2 02-06-2019 20:07:30
INDEED Policy Brief 29-05-2019 18:47:47
INDEED Flyer 29-05-2019 18:44:09
INDEED Brochure 29-05-2019 18:41:09
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Technical University of Munich Lead partner GERMANY
The Brain Company GmbH ERDF partner AUSTRIA
Vienna University of Economics and Business ERDF partner AUSTRIA
Bulgarian Society of Dementia ERDF partner BULGARIA
National Institute of Mental Health ERDF partner CZECH REPUBLIC
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Project News

  • INDEED - Croatian Congress on Alzheimer’s Disease - CROCAD
    - 20-10-2020
    Croatian Congress on Alzheimer’s Disease - CROCAD

    On October 15-16 took place on virtual space the Croatian Congress on Alzheimer’s Disease. ( Our INDEED project was on the Conference agenda. “INNOVATION FOR DEMENTIA IN THE DANUBE REGION” was presented by...

  • INDEED - Awareness event and pilot workshops in Slovenia
    - 15-10-2020
    Awareness event and pilot workshops in Slovenia

    On September 25th 2020 Spominčica – Alzheimer Slovenia organized the annual national event in collaboration with the Coalition for Neurodegenerative Diseases and three other societies. The event has been conducted in the premises of Faculty...

  • INDEED - September 21st - International Alzeimer's Day in Romania
    - 21-09-2020
    September 21st - International Alzeimer's Day in Romania

    With the occasion of International Alzheimer’s Day, Romanian Alzheimer Society initiated an awareness and fund-raising campaign that will stretch over the next 3 months. Part of this campaign will be to promote the launching of the INDEED...

  • INDEED - September 21st - World Alzheimer’s Day around the world
    - 21-09-2020
    September 21st - World Alzheimer’s Day around the world

    Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive illness that impairs memory and other mental functions. It is the most common form of dementia that generalizes memory loss and loss of other essential cognitive abilities that are serious enough to interfere...

  • INDEED - Dementia and Alzheimer - How do you actually forget? (Podcast with Prof. Alexander Kurz and Nina Ruge)
    - 21-09-2020
    Dementia and Alzheimer - How do you actually forget? (Podcast with Prof. Alexander Kurz and Nina Ruge)

    Prof. Alexander Kurz talked about the INDEED project in a sponsored podcast about dementia which was moderated by Nina Ruge. If you speak German, you can listen to the podcast here: INDEED is mentioned...

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