A Challenge across Europe 

to MOVE during 527 040 minutes

from the IDF Europe 2016 Youth Leadership Camp Alumni

Time to move!

Physical activity is important for everyone. The goal of the Challenge is to achieve an ‘Active year for diabetes in Europe’ – which means 527 040 minutes (8 784 hours) of physical activity in 2016, to be worked out by participants of all ages, with diabetes or not, all over Europe. Participants should aim for some 30 minutes of physical activity at least 5 times a week as per WHO recommendations of 150 minutes of physical activity per week[1].

To attract people from all ages and encourage maximum participation, all sports are eligible: running, cycling, skiing, walking, hiking, swimming, dancing, judo, volley ball, football, rowing, etc.  The unit of measurement is the "active minute". Minutes were mainly recorded through the “Endomondo” app. 

Goals of the project

  • To raise awareness about diabetes in Europe and promote physical activity as beneficial to the general population as well as to people with diabetes
  • To strenghten the IDF Europe youth network and collaboration with IDF Member Associations in the European Region
  • To mobilize people living with diabetes, their friends, families and other advocates to collect active minutes of physical activity for the Challenge, and at the same time making a habit of being active
  • To highlight best case practices 


The challenge ended on 14 November 2016 and we collected 14 months of active minutes! The top three countries were Italy, Serbia and Cyprus!  


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