Mobilising for diabetes

One of IDF Europe's main activities is Policy and advocacy and perform both at European and at regional-national level. 

At European level, our main 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 Members by informing them on the latest policy developments Europe-wide. This way, national members can perfom their policy and advocay activities at natinal level, taking EU level ones as a reference. 

They have signed the Diabetes Pledge!

The role of Members of Parliaments at the National and European level is crucial to develop and implement policies to support the prevention of diabetes and its complications and improve the care and lives of people with diabetes in Europe. The following persons have already signed the Diabetes Pledge:

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs)

 Andrey Kovatc  Bendt Bendtsen  Christel Schaldemose  Merja Kyllonen

Andrey Kovatchev (Bulgaria)

MEP 2009-

Bendt Bendtsen (Denmark)

MEP 2009 - 

Pledge Statement

Christel Schaldemose (Denmark)

MEP 2006 - 

Pledge Statement

Merja Kyllonen (Finland)

MEP 2014 - 

 Sirpa Pietikainen  Nathalie Griesbeck  Manolis Kefalogiannis  Nessa Childers

Sirpa Pietikäinen  (Finland)

MEP 2008 -

Pledge statement

Nathalie Griesbeck (France)

MEP 2004 -

Pledge statement

Manolis Kefalogiannis (Greece)

MEP 2014 - 

Nessa Childers  (Ireland)

MEP 2009 -

 Sean Kelly  MEP Caputo  Sergio Conferetti  
Sean Kelly (Ireland)

MEP 2009 - 

Pledge statement

Nicola Caputo (Italy)

MEP 2014 - 

Sergio Conferrati (Italy)
MEP 2009 -


Metsola Zammit Bogdan Wenta Marisa Matias

MEP Roberta Metsola (Malta)
MEP 2014 - 
Pledge Statement

MEP Francis Zammit Dimech (Malta)

MEP 2017 

Bogdan Wenta (Poland)

MEP 2014 - 

Marisa Matias (Portugal)
MEP 2009 -
 Cristian Silviu Busoi  Daciana Octavia Sarbu  Alojz Peterle  Catherine Bearder
Cristian-Silviu Bușoi  (Romania)
MEP 2004 -
Daciana Octavia Sârbu (Romania)
MEP 2005 - 

Alojz Peterle (Slovenia)

MEP 2003 - 

Catherine Bearder (UK)

MEP 2009 - 

 John Bowis  Nirj Deva  Wajid Khan  Rory Palmer
John Bowis (UK)

MP 1987-1997
MEP 1999-2009

Nirj Deva (UK)
MEP 1999- 

Wajid Khan (UK)
MEP 2017 - 
Rory Palmer (UK)

MEP 2017 - 

Pledge Statement


Members of the National Parliament (MPs)

 Stella  Roula  Nicos  Comodini

Stella Kyriakides (Cyprus)

MP 2016-

Roula Mavronicola (Cyprus)
MP 2006 -

Nicos Nouris (Cyprus)

MP 2013 -

Therese Comodini Cachia  (Malta)
MEP 2014 - 2017
MP 2017 - 

 Boris  Sveinung  Czeslaw Czechyra  Ricardo

Boris Golovin  (Moldova)

MP 2014-


Sveinung Stensland (Norway)

MP 2013 -


Czeslaw Czechyra (Poland)

MP 2007 - 2015


Ricardo Baptista Leite  (Portugal)

MP 2011-
Pledge statement

 Teresa  Adrian  keith vaz  

Teresa Caeiro (Portugal)

MP 2005 -

Adrian Sanders (UK)
MP 1997 – 2015

Keith Vaz (UK)
MP 1987 –


 Members of the Committee of the Regions (CoR)

 Louis Koumenides  Jerry  Mario Fava  Anneniek

Louis Koumenides (Cyprus)

MCoR 2012-


Jerry Lundy (Ireland)
MCoR 2001 - 


Mario Fava (Malta)

MCoR 2017 -


Annemiek Jetten (Netherlands)
MCoR 2015 -

 Birgitta Sacredeus  Albert Bore  Emily  

Birgitta Sacredeus (Sweden)
MCoR 2015 -


Sir Albert Bore (UK)
MCoR 1994 –


Emily Westley (UK)
MCoR 2015 –



Join IDF Europe and its 72 national Member associations in 47 European countries in our effort to prevent diabetes and provide a better life for people living with the disease in Europe. Sign the Diabetes Pledge, available in seven languages, send it back to us by email ( We will then contact you to discuss the most fruitful way(s) to collaborate and support diabetes in your country.

For more information, please contact us

We look forward to your engagement in IMPACT diabetes!


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