• SAVE THE DATE Feel4Diabetes meeting on Diabetes and NCDs Prevention in Europe

    April 04 2019

    Save the Date banner 29 august FINAL

    Save the date and join the last Feel4Diabetes meeting on Diabetes and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Europe. The conference entitled Key learnings from NDC prevention projects: discussing the future for research in Europe and potential policy initiatives, will take place in the Radisson red Hotel in Brussels (Belgium) on  29 August.

    Further information on the agenda will be published soon.

    Learn more on IDF Europe's collaboration in the project here

  • Call for application for the IDF Europe Youth Leadership Camp (7-13 July 2019) is open!

    April 04 2019

    The 9th edition of the IDF Europe Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) will take place on 7-13 July 2019. This year the camp will be hosted by IDF Europe member Turkish Diabetes Foundation and will be held in Dogancili Village, Turkey.

    If you are living with diabetes, you are between 18-30 years old and you are looking forward to learn how to play an active role in our mission to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide; please fill in the application form online before 9 May 2019.

    As in previous years, the camp will involve a range of activities such as team building games, physical activities, presentations by the participants and workshops lead by the IDF Europe team. Topics covered wil include youth activism and advocacy in Europe, leadership, living with diabetes and healthcare systems in Europe.

    You can learn more about previous camps here


  • IDF Europe Annual Report 2018

    February 02 2019

    Cover final 2Every year, the title of our annual report links with the cities where our General Council is taking place. This is no coincidence; Abu Dhabi and Tirana are not only cities but also the milestone of our annual progresses. IDF Europe is a wonderful assembly of dedicated people and associations working hand in hand for the same aim all around Europe.

    In 2018, we stayed active to strengthen the critical role we play in Europe. Built around our five priorities, we pursued the implementation of long-term strategies to prevent diabetes and provide better settings for the people living with diabetes. Our advocacy approach, Mobilising with Diabetes, provided us with the tools to raise the political and financial attention around diabetes in Europe. As of end of 2018, we continued to work on formulating our policy priorities, in view of the next 2019 European context.

    We are also an active actor in various EU funded projects. In October, IDF Europe met for the first time with the partners of the OPEN project. IDF Europe is a non-academic partner of the consortium and we will bring research expertise in the first quarter of 2019. Besides, we are an ongoing partner in Feel4Diabetes, a study for diabetes prevention among children and we are part of the consortium in the CarpeDiab e-health for Type 2 self-management solution.

    Unrestricted grants from our Corporate Partners helped us deliver some of our activities. We kept on working closely with them, evaluating and improving our current cooperation and discussing further opportunities for collaboration in 2019.

    Moreover, we have taken part in many EU high-level meetings, sharing our positions and expertise within multi stakeholder discussions and working groups. For example, we lead the Symposium on diabetes care during EASD conference and we participated actively in the EU Platform for action on diet, physical activity and health and in the WHO meeting in November.

    Finally, our future is in good hands thanks to the energy and creativity of our youth advocates. The 8th IDF Europe Youth Leadership Camp took place in Prague in another successful edition and the Youth Advocacy Group (YOURAH) continuously work to support the empowerment of youth to engage in policy, advocacy and support activities.

    I am very proud and thankful to the work done everyday by our 69 members in 44 countries, our Board and our Regional Office. Everyone deserves to be thanked for his or her commitment, dedication and hard work. Together we are stronger!

    Prof Dr Sehnaz Karadeniz Chair, IDF Europe.

    Read the full Annual Report HERE

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