IDF Europe launched YOURAH in 2017. The network consists of alumni from IDF Europe Youth Leadership Camps and Labs (YLC/YLL) and aims to empower youth to become active advocates within the diabetes community in their countries and beyond through exchanges and pan-regional initiatives and activities.
YOURAH’s vision is to be a European network of diabetes youth advocates working together towards a common goal – a better life with diabetes for all. Its mission is to connect young advocates within Europe and develop resources for the community.
In 2020, YOURAH set up a Steering Committee that currently consists of Uroš Bogdanović, Serbia, as the Committee Coordinator, Katrine M. K. Hansen, Norway, in charge of External Relations and Elena Vakali, Greece, in charge of Projects. The committee meets monthly and drives YOURAH’s operations and projects, feeding into all IDF Europe programmes and activities. The steering committee is also working on a development plan for the network for the next two years.