In relation to World Diabetes Day, the Italian cities of Bologna,
Turin, Bari and Genoa will officially become part of the Cities
Changing Diabetes global network. The official announcement in Italy
will be made at the XXXVII (37th) National Assembly, which
is the most important annual meeting of Italian Municipalities. These
cities have been part of the Italian national network of Cities
Changing Diabetes for some time already and, as such, have shared
experiences with and learned from the official partner cities of Rome
(2017) and Milan (2019).
After Rome and Milan joined the global network of Cities Changing
Diabetes, the C14+ network was created to extend the work of Cities
Changing Diabetes in Italy beyond the global partner cities. The C14+
network consists of the 14 metropolitan cities in Italy. The programme
includes different tracks of enrolment for cities or regions that want
to bend the curve on urban diabetes. In addition to the four cities
that are now ready to join the global network, a further eight Italian
cities are part of the national strategy, and we look forward to
seeing how this strategy unfolds.
Please join us tomorrow on Twitter - @CitiesDiabetes – to welcome Bologna, Turin, Bari
and Genoa to our global network!