The diabetes epidemic has been widely ignored for too long. This is why strong advocacy is essential to push for political action and reverse the diabetes epidemic in Europe and worldwide.
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 Member Associations by informing them on the latest policy developments Europe-wide.
The legal basis for our advocacy work is laid out in the EU Public Health Action Programme (2008-2013) .
Most importantly, IDF Europe has established a series of partnerships at European level. These partnerships are a vital part of our advocacy work, as they greatly contribute to our mission to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure.
Below, you will find a list of IDF Europe advocacy partners:
Partners in diabetes advocacy
- European Coalition for Diabetes - ECD 
- EU Diabetes Working Group - EUDWG 
- European Association for the Study of Diabetes - EASD 
Partners in health advocacy
- European Chronic Disease Alliance – ECDA 
- European Patients Forum – EPF 
- European Public Health Alliance – EPHA 
- Health First Europe 
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