News from IDF Europe

9 people out of 10 die of a chronic disease in Europe

The European Commission organized the first EU Summit on Chronic Diseases on 3 and 4 April. ECDA welcomes the Commission’s initiative to organize the Summit, which we hope to be a step towards an EU framework to allow the EU to make a significant impact in reaching the United Nations goal of a 25 percent reduction in premature mortality from chronic diseases by 2025.

Joint Statement: Tackling alcohol related harm requires better actions

Why the public health community is disappointed with the European Parliament resolution on EU Alcohol Strategy

On the 10th March Members of the Environment Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee in the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution calling on the European Commission to develop a new EU Alcohol Strategy. The resolution is scheduled for vote in the April EP Plenary.

2014 European Elections Toolkit - A strong voice for diabetes in Europe

On 22-25 May this year, EU citizens from across the 28 Member States will elect a new European Parliament, comprising 751 members (MEPs) to represent their interests from 2014 to 2019. As the European Parliament is the only directly elected European Institution, these elections are a unique opportunity for the European diabetes community to encourage EU policy-makers to commit to the diabetes cause.

March 2014 Quarterly Newsletter: Diabetes and Discrimination

Our latest Quarterly Newsletter is here!

This time, diabetes associations from all over Europe have shared their initiatives to tackle discrimination against people with diabetes.

Policy Puzzle survey: have your say on the evolution of diabetes policies in your country!

EURADIA, FEND, IDF Europe and PCDE are working on the 4th edition of Diabetes: The Policy Puzzle, the only pan-European audit that monitors the evolution of the diabetes epidemic and the national policies and practices that currently exist in the 47 countries of the IDF Europe region.

Apply for the 2014 IDF Europe Youth Leadership Camp

Join a group of youth advocates from all across Europe to share your challenges and triumphs and learn from each other's experience at the 2014 IDF Europe Youth Leadership camp. This year's camp will be held from 7 to 13 July 2014 in Donje Stubica, Croatia.

International Women's Day: obesity, smoking and sedentary lifestyles put women at high risk of diabetes

-Joint press release with the European Institute of Women's Health-

On International Women’s Day it is time to reflect on the global impact of diabetes on women. An estimated 382 million people live with diabetes worldwide, and approximately half of these people are women.  Diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women globally, causing 2.1 million deaths per year.

Diabetes UK and IDF Europe release joint statement on UK Front of Pack Nutrition Labelling Scheme

Ahead of the Council of the European Union meeting on Competitiveness on 20 and 21 February, IDF Europe and Diabetes UK have issued a joint statement on the UK Front of Pack Nutrition Labelling Scheme.

The statement highlights the facts in support of the scheme to mitigate misinformation that is currently circulating about the scheme. To read the statement, click here.

Join Primary Care Diabetes Europe for their 8th International Conference in Barcelona

Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCDE) will hold its 8th International Conference in Barcelona, Spain, on 23 and 24 May 2014. This year, the conference will look at Diabetes education in multimorbidity and hypoglycaemic management.

2014 IDF Europe Staff Exchange: Call for Applications

For the 4th consecutive year, IDF Europe is continuing its Member Associations Staff Exchange Programme. If you are working for a member association, apply for this unique opportunity to join the IDF Europe staff and work in Brussels as a “staff member on loan”, in a dynamic and international atmosphere for 6 months (July to December 2014).

The successful applicant will be involved in activities such as:

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