IDF Europe would not exist without its members. National diabetes associations and their continuous work to raise awareness on diabetes are at the heart of our Federation.
IDF Europe is proud to represent a wide and diverse multicultural network of 66 national diabetes associations that are present in 47 countries all across Europe. All these associations represent people living with diabetes, healthcare professionals, researchers and educational institutions.
How we support our members
As a Federation, IDF Europe has two objectives towards its members. The first one is to voice their needs and represent their interest at European level. The second is to support them in their development and activities at national level.
Support activities for our Member Associations include:
- General Assembly and Together We Are Stronger Meetings and Training Sessions
- Support for sub-regional meetings: Nordic Diabetes Forum, Central European Countries Meetings, East European Countries Annual Meetings , and the meetings of the Diabetes Experts Panel from Accessing Countries (DEPAC) 
- IDF Europe Youth Leadership Camp 
- Small grants for organizational development
For more information on sub-regional meetings and small organizational grants, contact Lala Rabemananjara at Lala@idf-europe.org 
IDF Europe also provides its members with:
- Policy support: European Union or Council of Europe recommendations regarding areas which impact diabetes
- Direct counsel and advice
- Sharing of information and best practices in diabetes
- Support for participation in scientific events
- Resources such as IDF Europe website, quarterly newsletters, monthly News Updates
- Surveys and research such as the Policy Puzzle 
How to become a member of IDF
A national or pan-European association that is addressing issues relating to diabetes and associated conditions can apply for membership of IDF.
All applicants must fulfill certain criteria. These criteria are divided into Primary criteria (minimum requirements for membership – if not met, the application will not be accepted) and Secondary criteria (desirable criteria which applicants would ideally meet).
For more information about the membership application procedure, click here .