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 INDEED project has created an educational and skill-building intervention for multiple occupational groups involved in dementia care. Through enhancing the capacity of professionals for optimally dealing with the medical, psychological, interpersonal and organisational challenges associated with dementia the project aims to improve the quality of life of people living with dementia and their informal (family) carers. The three components of the intervention (education, integration, innovation) respond to three major gaps that exist in dementia care in many countries of south-eastern Europe:

  • lack of dementia-specific knowledge and skills among professionals involved in dementia care,
  • poor interprofessional collaboration and coordination,
  • absence of key services such as day care, home helpers or carer support.

The intervention is available in a traditional format (workshop materials) and as an online training platform.The online training platform comprises 3 modules: an interdisciplinary training (CAMPUS), a networking tool (CONNECT), and a business consulting service (COACH). Through the existing multilingual educational programme, its modular structure and the convenient multimedia online format, the INDEED project is ideally suited to provide professionals with suggestions and solutions how to maintain the quality of life of people with dementia, how to intensify interaction and collaboration and how to adapt and innovate service delivery in times of social distancing and lockdown.

The project has also a 6 months extension that will be ended by December 31, 2021.

The ambitious aim of the project extension is to complement, within 6 months, the existing INDEED educational intervention by a chapter on the management of dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in times of social distancing and lockdown abd is in line with the “EU response to COVID-19” (2020) which emphasises the need for supporting “experts training” (

The extension chapter will focus on: the specific needs of people with dementia brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and how to meet them; the specific needs of family carers; the requirement of more intensive interprofessional communication, collaboration and coordination; the creation of alternative ways of service delivery in times of restricted face-to-face contact and consultation including good-practice examples.

Innovation for Dementia in the Danube Region
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1.963.600,02EUR
ERDF Contribution: 1.600.439,50EUR
IPA Contribution: 55.836,50EUR
ENI Contribution: 12.784,00EUR
Call number
Call 2
Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Increase competences for business and social innovation


Filename Date of upload
INDEED factsheet on piloting workshops results 09-03-2021 09:57:32
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
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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 - on EPALE platform
    - 05-10-2021
    on EPALE platform

      INDEED on EPALE! We are happy to announce that our project has its own blog on EPALE platform! The EPALE platform is an EU funded initiative to support...

    - 04-10-2021

    Upcoming event! The INDEED project will be presented in the 3rd Krems Dementia Conference that will take place in a virtual format in the period October 28th to 30th 2021. More information about the Conference in Austria can be found...

  • INDEED - International Alzheimer Day in Bosnia-Herzegovina
    - 04-10-2021
    International Alzheimer Day in Bosnia-Herzegovina

    News from our former colleague in the project, Osman Kučuk, the President of Alzheimer Udruženja AiR-Alzheimer BiH! The International Alzheimer Day 2021 was celebrated in Bosnia-Herzegovina by the Alzheimer Udruženje AiR that has organized...

  • INDEED - EUSDR Thematic Conference on Innovation & Digitization, Bratislava, 22.09.2021.
    - 04-10-2021
    EUSDR Thematic Conference on Innovation & Digitization, Bratislava, 22.09.2021.

      We had the great opportunity to speak about our project and its links to digital innovation within the presentation made online at “EUSDR Thematic Conference on Innovation &...

  • INDEED - International Alzheimer Day - Event in Romania, September 21, 2021
    - 21-09-2021
    International Alzheimer Day - Event in Romania, September 21, 2021

    Today is World Alzheimer's Day, which this year has the slogan proposed by Alzheimer Disease International "Know dementia, know Alzheimer's disease". The campaign aims to popularize the warning signs of dementia and the importance of a timely...

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