One of IDF Europe's main activities is policy and advocacy at the regional and national level.
At regional level, the 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 national level, using regional activities as a reference.
To mark the World Diabetes Day 2017, IDF Europe is organising a high-level afternoon debate from14.00 to 16.00 on 14th November,at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The event is hosted by Roberta Metsola MEP (Malta) on “Women and Diabetes”. This will be complemented by an exhibition on diabetes to raise awareness about living with diabetes, when to test, treatment and the effects of the condition on daily life. Blood glucose testing will also be provided for MEPs and staff.