• IDF Europe Looking for an Intern!

    January 01 2018

    were hiring



    Internship – IDF Europe

    IDF Europe is an inclusive and multicultural umbrella organization of 71 national diabetes associations in 46 countries across the European region, representing people living with diabetes and healthcare professionals. Through our activities we aim to influence policy, increase public awareness and encourage health improvement, as well as promote the exchange of best practice and high-quality information about diabetes throughout the European region. We provide essential expertise and up-to-date evidence on diabetes, support awareness campaigns through a wide network of partners and stakeholders, and work with European and international organizations towards the development, implementation and monitoring of effective public policies for diabetes.

    The selected person will be based in the IDF Europe Regional Office in Brussels, Belgium and will report directly to the Regional Manager of IDF Europe.

    The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:
    • Contribute to our communications outreach and online presence
    • Represent IDF Europe at events and conferences
    • Participate in IDF Europe staff and team meetings
    • Monitor and prepare briefings on relevant EU policy developments
    • Complete any ad hoc assignments

    Profile and Experience:
    Essential criteria:
    • Applicants must be a graduate/ undergraduate student who requires an internship as part of completion for their course or a first internship experience;
    • With EU nationality or right to work in Belgium without a work permit;
    • An interest in health issues; knowledge in diabetes or related clinical field is an asset
    • Strong verbal and written skills in English; fluency in other languages (e.g. French, Russian) is an asset;
    • Excellent organisational and team working skills;

    Desirable skills:
    • Past experiences with communication and social media channels (knowledge in CMS is a plus)
    • Sound knowledge of EU decision making process; experiences with the European institutions is an asset;
    • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural and fast-paced setting;
    • Computer literacy in standard office applications.

    We offer:
    • A creative and dynamic environment
    • A multicultural team with broad expertise
    • A six-month paid internship in the between February and June 2018 (exact timing can be discussed) in a dynamic environment

    Interested and qualified candidates should send a curriculum vitae and a cover letter outlining their motivation and candidacy to the position (2 pages maximum) to Ms Stella de Sabata, Regional Manager at by CET 5PM 10 February 2018.
    Interviews (face to face or via skype) are scheduled to take place in the week of 13 February 2018. Please kindly indicate in your availability in that week in the cover letter.
    The selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible.

    Although only short-listed candidates will be contacted, we thank all applicants for their interest.

  • IDF Europe Newsletter - January 2018

    January 01 2018

    IDF Europe's January 2018 Newsletter is out!

    Interested in the the World Diabetes Day activities of our member associations across the European region, the IDF Europe Prizes in Diabetes, our publication and youth advocacy?

    Click here to read the full version of the Newsletter. 

  • Call for venue - 2018 IDF Europe Regional Council and TEAM Meeting

    January 01 2018

    “Together Everyone Achieves More” (TEAM) Meeting

    and Regional Council 2018

    Call for Venue

    • Held in alternate years to the World Diabetes Congress
    • Provides opportunities to strengthen ties between European Members
    • Invite speakers, conduct workshops, develop projects: a chance to showcase your national association!
    • Previous Regional Councils (IDF Europe’s General Assembly) held in Malta (2008), Brussels (2010), Lisbon (2012), Istanbul (2014) and Lisbon (2016)
    • The Regional Council will take place late November/beginning of December 2018

    Is you member association interested in hosting the meeting? Then don't hesitate to fill in the FORM and send it back to by the end of February. We're looking forward to receiving your application!

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