The second day at IDF Europe Youth Leadership Camp was a new day, new experience, new story.
The second day at IDF Europe Youth Leadership Camp started with an interesting session for Advocacy. On the session, we focused on advocacy strategies, as well as on the importance of shaping campaigns for the desired impact. Moreover, we talked about European political institutions who influence the decisions of the national government with regard to diabetes prevention, treatment, and care. Also, we had a brief description of key advocacy partners. Last, but not least, we learned how young advocates may get involved to have an impact.
Next, we were divided into 4 groups. We were working on different tasks. For instance, one of the group was working on an advocacy plan for improving access to an insulin pump. Next group was working on ending discrimination in the workplace. The third group was setting up a diabetes discussion group at the national parliament. And, the fourth group was lobbying for diabetes at a political campaign for national elections.
During the leadership session, we talked about the skills we consider essential for a good leader. Furthermore, we reflected on the relevance of the strategies to motivate people to get involved in their projects and activities.
The activities during the second day at IDF Europe Youth Leadership Camp
This was a good day for two physical activities. At noon, we were playing Pétanque. It is a form of boules and the goal is to toss metal balls and get them as close as you can to a target. In comparison to this activity, in the afternoon, we were swimming in the swimming pool.
For this day, we listened 8 interesting and inspirational stories from Kamran, Milla, Elia, Tobias, Porsteinn, Oksana, Athena and the last one was my presentation. I had a chance to present myself, my experience with diabetes and my blog as well.