IDF Europe provides essential expertise and up-to-date evidence on diabetes. It supports awareness campaigns through a network of partners and stakeholders and diabetes advocates for proper public policies for diabetes.
IDF Europe advocacy activities
One of IDF Europe’s main activities is policy and advocacy at the regional and national level.
At regional level, IDF Europe’s main targets are the EU Institutions (European Parliament and European Commission), the Council of Europe and the World Health Organization European Region.
At national level, the Federation acts as a bridge for its Members by informing them on the latest policy developments Europe-wide. This way, national members can perform their policy and advocacy activities at national level, using regional activities as a reference.
The challenge posed by diabetes on our society and citizens has been widely ignored for too long. This is why strong advocacy is essential to push for political action, reverse the tide and improve the quality of life and health outcomes of people living with diabetes in Europe.
IDF Europe carries out its advocacy activities through working on policy issues, taking part in EU-funded projects, and developing targeted advocacy campaigns at European level and supporting IDF Global’s campaigns.