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Implementation and dissemination of the online dementia platform INDEED in Austria

From mid-2018 to the end of 2021, the NPO & SE Competence Center was a project partner of the Interreg Danube project INDEED, whose overall objective was to contribute to the improvement of dementia care in the countries of the Danube Region and to the implementation of national dementia plans. An essential core of the project was an online learning and information platform in English, Slovak, Slovenian, Bulgarian and Romanian. The content of the online platform was prepared in such a way that it is understandable for all professional groups and no prior knowledge is required.  In terms of content, the platform consists of the following three parts:

  1.     A well-founded content preparation of the topic of dementia

  2.     The introduction of different professional groups and their role in person-centred dementia care.

  3.     An introduction to business plan development for the (further) development of project ideas in the field of dementia care.


The platform worked with different didactic tools, such as texts, embedded infographics, downloadable summaries, animated videos, interview videos, case studies, quizzes and downloadable working materials. The content was tested in pilot action workshops. An accompanying evaluation showed that the content is comprehensible and practically very relevant for the target group.

After the end of the project, the common platform for all five languages could no longer be operated, so the previous content was distributed over several smaller websites, for instance www.indeed-project.eu for the English-language content. In addition, content in German was not part of the project, despite the fact that project partners from Austria and Germany were represented. Therefore, the NPO & SE Competence Center successfully submitted a funding application to the Ministry of Social Affairs (BMSGPK) with the project plan to reunite the content on a new platform, make it available in German as well and add or update material to adapt it to the German language area. This also means that after successful implementation, the platform can be linked to the Austrian dementia strategy and care and promoted through it. In addition, the content will be adapted to ensure barrier-free access according to the WCAG 2.1 guidelines of the W3C, WAI conformance level AA.

The primary goal of the project is to increase the quality of life of people with dementia by providing more needs-based care for people with dementia. The project wants to contribute to the early diagnosis of dementia, the orientation of services such as health, nursing and care services to the needs of these target groups and the development of new innovative services. In addition, the project aims at an interdisciplinary cooperation of medical, therapeutic, nursing and social work staff and thus pursues the goal of focusing on the individual needs of people with dementia. Since the majority of people affected by dementia are women, they will benefit in particular from the project outlined here.

The new online platform will be available in autumn 2022 and a link will be posted here.

ACCESS Dementia
Logo ACCESS Dementia

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By the end of 2022, the new plattform was finalized and launched. With that also came a new name. From INDEED to ACCESS. ACCESS stands for E Advancing Competence, Care and Expanding Skills. This is the goal of the website. The Federal Ministry for Social Affair, Health, Care and Consumer Protection already made it clear, that there will be funding for the following years in order to sustainably implement ACCESS in the Austrian dementia care. 

Visit our dementia platform under www.access-dementia.eu!


Mag.Dr.rer.soc.oec. Christian Grünhaus

Christian Grünhaus

Academic Director, Senior Researcher (prev. Schober)
Responsibilities: Work and research focus: Evaluation, SROI analyzes, financing, donation behavior, job satisfaction and motivation, care for the elderly, care for the disabled and accessibility
Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Schöggl, B.Sc.

Stefan Schöggl

Responsibilities: Impact Analyses, SROI Analyses, Social Innovation, Thematic Areas: Education, Culture, Social-Ecological Sustainability