The YOURAH network consists of YLL alumni from the past 12 camps.
YOURAH members engage in projects that are broad-ranging, from raising awareness of diabetes, advocating for better prevention, care and access, and creating a supportive community for young people living with diabetes across Europe.
From an advocacy perspective, YOURAH members often engage in meaningful dialogue with EU policy makers and share their views through one-on-one meetings as well as participation in various events. For example, YOURAH members joined in panel discussions with MEPs and other stakeholders in the lead up to the new adopted in November 2022.
World Diabetes Day is another significant occasion to make an impact. YOURAH actively supports this day through a varied range of activities.
YOURAH members also actively take part in campaigns around various international days. A good example is International Youth Day. Another, European Mental Health Week. Through these campaigns, YOURAH members highlighted the unique challenges faced by young individuals with diabetes and advocated for their rights and well-being.
YOURAH members also contribute to advocacy efforts by sharing insights and stories about diabetes care in their own countries. Through video testimonials supporting IDF Europe Centenary of the Discovery of Insulin campaign, for example, they presented the unique challenges and successes of diabetes management across Europe.
EU-funded research projects
Another type of engagement is participation in IDF Europe’s EU-funded research projects, leveraging resources and collaborating with other organisations to drive innovation and improve diabetes care across the European Union. These projects offer valuable opportunities for networking, knowledge sharing and developing new strategies to address the real needs of people with diabetes.
We cherish the unique sense of community within YOURAH and regularly organise alumni get-togethers. These events provide a platform for past members to reconnect, share their journeys, and continue contributing to our advocacy efforts.