Mobilising for diabetes
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 Members by informing them on the latest policy developments Europe-wide.
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.
Advocacy is an on-going process to bring about change in attitudes, actions, policies and laws through influencing political leaders, decision-makers or organizations with power.
IDF Europe carries out its advocacy activities through working on policy issues dealt with at European level, by taking part in EU-funded projects on diabetes, and by supporting IDF advocacy campaigns.
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.