Between 2011 and 2019, IDF Europe organised annual Youth Leadership Camps (YLC). The aim of these camps was to support a new generation of young advocates and create a strong pan-European network, as well as strengthen IDF Europe’s engagement with youth. Reflecting the health situation over the past two years, an online-based leadership training programme, the Youth Leadership Lab (YLL), was developed as an alternative to the physical YLC.
The Youth Leadership Lab was designed to be a space for co-creation and collaborative thinking that alternates between educational sessions and social interaction to create a community of young advocates.
The vision of both the YLL and YLC aligns with IDF Europe’s aim to nurture, support and empower young emerging leaders. With a strong focus on ‘learning-by-doing’ and input from both expert guest speakers and fellow youth leaders, the aims is to motivate young leaders to advocate for better care, education and quality of life and to create projects that will have a positive impact on local, national and European diabetes communities.
This year’s programme will consist of one opening session in May and one online leadership introductory module in June followed by an on-site Youth Leadership Camp in Krotoszyce, Poland, from 10 to 16 July 2022 (situation permitting). We thank the Polskie Stowarzyszenie Diabetykow for hosting it!
Click the image below to find out how to apply before April 30:
Click here to learn more about the past editions of the IDF Youth Leadership Camps/Labs.
The Youth Leadership Lab is made possible through the support of the Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes, Lilly Diabetes and Medtronic.