European Partnership for Action Against Cancer

The European Partnership for Action Against Cancer

The European Commission is reinforcing its long-term commitment to the fight against cancer by launching a European Partnership for Action Against Cancer. The overall aim of the Partnership, which is initially planned for 2009-2013, is to support Member States and other stakeholders in their efforts to tackle cancer more efficiently by providing a framework for identifying and sharing information, capacity and expertise in cancer prevention and control. It aims to engage a wide range of stakeholders across the EU in a collective effort and with a common commitment to addressing cancer. It will also help to avoid scatted actions and duplication of efforts, and contribute to better use of limited resources available.

By the end of the Partnership, the objective is for all Member States to have integrated cancer plans. The long-term aim set out by the Commission Communication is to reduce cancer by 15% by 2020.

Launch of the European Partnership for Action Against Cancer

On 8 September 2009, the European Commission is launching the European Partnership for Action Against Cancer.

This launch event of the European Partnership for Action Against Cancer will be opened by the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso and hosted by Health Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou. Personal messages will be heard from cancer patients and cancer survivors from across the European Union. There will be a panel discussion with Commissioners, politicians and experts about the way forward in the European fight against cancer. The event will close with a symbolic release of balloons (weather permitting). This half-day event will take place in Brussels on 8 September, starting at 9.30 am. For further information, please see the provisional programme.

To attend the launch, please register here (available shortly). Please register as soon as possible as the number of participants will be limited due to venue capacity.

More information …… (link)

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