The last session of the Youth Leadership Lab, IDF Europe’s online-based leadership development programme designed for young people living with diabetes, took place on December 14.
A big thank you to IDF Europe Chair, Dr. Niti Pall, and to the IDF Europe Board Youth Committee – Ms. Aldona Danylienne, Mr. Bastian Hauck, and Mr. Alojz Rudolf -, who joined the session and wished the participants the best of luck for the future.
As many of the young advocates pointed out, during the past few months we shared some beautiful moments: we learned together, we had fun during the social sessions and we had the opportunity to share experiences and to be inspired by their stories. Despite the difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were able to create a community that will always be there to support people living with diabetes.
IDF Europe strongly believes in the essential role played by young people in raising awareness about diabetes. The 2020 Lab participants have shown themselves to be committed, passionate, and eager to engage. We are delighted to have been able to support their growth and we are impressed by their accomplishments. We cannot wait to see what the next steps will be on their journey as young advocates!
Together with the Steering Committee of the YOURAH network, IDF Europe will continue to support the young advocates’ efforts to make an impact within the diabetes community at a local, national, and European level.
A huge thank you to anyone who positively contributed to the Lab. It has been an amazing journey!