Mobilising for diabetes

At European level, the main advocacy targets of IDF Europe 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.

They have signed the Diabetes Pledge!

The role of Members of Parliaments at the National and European level is crucial to develop and implement policies to support the prevention of diabetes and its complications and improve the care and lives of people with diabetes in Europe. The following persons have already signed the Diabetes Pledge:

Andrey             Louis                                                                 Stella

Andrey Kovatchev (Bulgaria)

MEP 2009-

Louis Koumenides (Cyprus)

MCoR 2012-

Stella Kyriakides              (Cyprus)

MP 2016-

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Roula Mavronicola (Cyprus)

MP 2006 -

Nicos Nouris            (Cyprus)

MP 2013 -

Bendt Bendtsen (Denmark)

MEP 2009 - 

Pledge Statement

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Christel Schaldemose  (Denmark)

MEP 2006 - 

Pledge Statement

Sirpa Pietikäinen  (Finland)

MEP 2008 -

Pledge statement

Nathalie Griesbeck          (France)

MEP 2004 -

Pledge statement

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Nessa Childers   (Ireland)

MEP 2009 -

Sean Kelly  (Ireland)

MEP 2009 - 

Pledge statement

Jerry Lundy(Ireland)

MCoR 2001 - 

 Mario Fava  Comodini Boris

Mario Fava (Malta)

MCoR 2017 - 

Therese Comodini Cachia       (Malta)

MEP 2014 - 2017

MP 2017 - 

Boris Golovin  (Moldova)

MP 2014-

 Sveinung Anneniek Czeslaw Czechyra

Sveinung Stensland (Norway)

MP 2013 -

Annemiek Jetten (Netherlands)

MCoR 2015 -

Czeslaw Czechyra (Poland)

MP 2007 - 2015


 Ricardo Teresa

Bogdan Wenta (Poland)

MEP 2014 - 

Ricardo Baptista Leite  (Portugal)

MP 2011-

Pledge statement

Teresa Caeiro (Portugal)

MP 2005 -

Marisa   Cristian Silviu Birgitta Sacredeus

Marisa Matias (Portugal)

MEP 2009 -

Cristian-Silviu Bușoi  (Romania)

MEP 2004 -

Birgitta Sacredeus (Sweden)

MCoR 2015 -

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Adrian Sanders (UK)

MP 1997 – 2015


Sir Albert Bore (UK)

MCoR 1994 –

Emily Westley (UK)

MCoR 2015 –

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Keith Vaz (UK)

MP 1987 

John Bowis (UK)

MP 1987-1997

MEP 1999-2009


Join IDF Europe and its 70 national Member associations in 47 European countries in our effort to prevent diabetes and provide a better life for people living with the disease in Europe. Sign the Diabetes Pledge, available in seven languages, send it back to us by email ( We will then contact you to discuss the most fruitful way(s) to collaborate and support diabetes in your country.

For more information, please contact us

We look forward to your engagement in IMPACT diabetes!


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