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17 September 2014



Oral health and diabetes: CED and IDF Europe celebrate European Oral Health Day

The Council of European Dentists (CED) and the International Diabetes Federation Europe (IDF Europe) are pleased to celebrate 12 September, the European Oral Health Day. On the occasion of the European Oral Health Day, the...

Youth advocates from all over Europe come together for the 4th Youth Leadership Camp

From 8 to 12 July, 24 youth advocates from 22 countries across Europe will come together in Croatia for the 4th edition of the IDF Youth Leadership Camp. This year’s camp is organized in close collaboration with the Croatian...

News from Europe


Serbia: playing hoops and scoring goals for diabetes

Playing sports to raise awareness of diabetes and for a good cause is a tradition at Blue Circle, the Belgrade Diabetes Association. For the 3rd consecutive year, the association hosted two sporting charity events: “A Hoop...

1,500 bikers face up to 2nd highest mountain in the Alps to raise awareness of diabetes

From cycling enthusiasts to complete amateurs, 1,500 people climbed the Stelvio Pass –the second highest mountain of the Alps in Italy-  last 14 June for the second edition of the Passo Dello Stelvio event, a bike-ride...

Movers & Shakers


Meet Melanie Stephenson, diabetes youth advocate and professional athlete

The words sport and diabetes aren’t two things you hear said together often, within the diabetes community. But I couldn’t imagine my life with diabetes consisting of one without the other. My name is Melanie Stephenson, I...

Meet Tijana Milanovic, diabetes youth advocate from Serbia

At 25, Tijana Milanovic from Serbia is a dedicated and enthusiastic advocate for diabetes. She is also no stranger to IDF Europe, as she took part in the Youth Leadership Camp back in 2011, and just joined the rest of team...



‘Eurobarometer’ survey: the challenges of getting Europeans active

Physical activity is beneficial for good health, weight management and prevention of chronic diseases. It is recognised as beneficial to social, emotional and cognitive states. In a move to support and inform European health...

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...