National Cancer Control Plans / Projects

3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
European Cancer Leagues Collaborating for Impact in Cancer Control (2018) [ECL SGA 2018]
The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) provides a unique platform as the only organisation with the mission of uniting, at the European level, national and regional cancer leagues to achieve...
The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) provides a unique platform as the only organisation with the mission of uniting, at the European level, national and regional cancer leagues to achieve a cancer-free Europe. In coherence with the FPA 2018-2021, this SGA focuses on the core activities to be implemented in 2018 in respect of the following strategic objectives:
1) Informing policy to ensure cancer control remains high on the political agenda;
2) Promoting the European Code Against Cancer (ECAC) as the essential tool for cancer prevention;
3) Supporting leagues in the implementation of the Council Recommendation on Cancer Screening;
4) Uniting leagues to advocate for equal access to treatment, support, and rehabilitation for cancer patients;
5) Advocating for the European Guide for quality improvement in cancer control to be mainstreamed in national cancer plans.
In concrete terms, these objectives will be achieved by: the organisation of a policy dialogue during the European Week against Cancer (EWAC), and development of toolkit to facilitate the roll-out of this format across the EU during EWAC; increasing ECL actions on organised cancer screening by publishing a lay version of the recent EU cancer screening report, and developing training for cancer leagues in this area; promotion of the ECAC by networking cancer leagues, and enhancing the role of the ECL Youth Ambassadors in these efforts; publication of guidelines by the Patient Support Working Group and Access to Medicines Task Force of ECL; and ongoing secretariat function of the successful MEPs against Cancer group of the European Parliament. In addition, ECL will host two trainees from the EU Solidarity Corps, and develop a process to encourage the wider participation of cancer leagues in this initiative.
This proposal has relevance to the annual work programme through its focus on health determinants and health promotion, boosting cancer control, and equitable access to healthcare.
Start date: 01/01/2018 - End date: 31/12/2018

Call: Financial contribution to the functioning of non-governmental bodies (Operating grants)
Topic: National Cancer Control Plans
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
European Cancer Leagues Collaborating for Impact in Cancer Control (2019) [ECL SGA 2019]
The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) provides a unique platform as the only organisation with the mission of uniting, at the European level, national and regional cancer leagues to achieve...
The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) provides a unique platform as the only organisation with the mission of uniting, at the European level, national and regional cancer leagues to achieve a cancer-free Europe. In coherence with the FPA 2018-2021, this SGA focuses on the core activities to be implemented in 2019 in respect of the following strategic objectives:

1) Informing policy to ensure cancer control remains high on the political agenda;
2) Promoting the European Code Against Cancer (ECAC) as the essential tool for cancer prevention;
3) Supporting leagues in the implementation of the Council Recommendation on Cancer Screening;
4) Uniting leagues to advocate for equal access to treatment, support, and rehabilitation for cancer patients;
5) Advocating for the European Guide for quality improvement in cancer control to be mainstreamed in national
cancer plans.

These objectives will be achieved by several actions, including:
- performing a survey of national contact points to update the triennial tobacco control scale;
- securing the re-establishment of the MEPs against Cancer (MAC) group in the next mandate of the European Parliament;
- publishing a policy framework of supportive actions to implement the European Code against Cancer;
- developing a web portal on cancer screening to be hosted on the ECL website (www.cancer.eu);
- drafting and disseminating new guidelines on healthcare professionals communication with patients, and effective use of volunteers by cancer leagues;
- collecting best practice on the implementation of the CanCon guide at the national level.

This proposal has relevance to the annual work programme through its focus on health determinants and health promotion, boosting cancer control, and equitable access to healthcare.
Start date: 01/01/2019 - End date: 31/12/2019

Call: Financial contribution to the functioning of non-governmental bodies (Operating grants)
Topic: National Cancer Control Plans
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Innovative Partnership for Action Against Cancer [iPAAC]
The general objective of the Joint Action – Innovative Partnership for Action Against Cancer (iPAAC JA) is to develop innovative approaches to advances in cancer control. The innovation that will be...
The general objective of the Joint Action – Innovative Partnership for Action Against Cancer (iPAAC JA) is to develop innovative approaches to advances in cancer control. The innovation that will be covered within the JA consists of further development of cancer prevention, comprehensive approaches to the use of genomics in cancer control, cancer information and registries, improvements and challenges in cancer care, mapping of innovative cancer treatments and governance of integrated cancer control, including a new analysis of National Cancer Control Plans. The development of innovative approaches to cancer control will be supplemented by a Roadmap on Implementation and Sustainability of Cancer Control Actions, which will support Member States in implementation of iPAAC and CANCON recommendations. The Roadmap will act as the central pillar of the JA, integrating the diverse topic areas, providing synergies between the topics, ensuring consideration of transversal issues for all topics and acting as the central comprehensive deliverable, integrating all the JA outputs. A variety of methods will be used to fulfil the general and specific objectives including pilot studies, working groups, expert panels, literature review and surveys. A governmental board will be in place to ensure that implementation and sustainability in national contexts are duly considered for each topic area. The proposal for the iPAAC JA proposes actions to address objective 1 of the 2017 annual work programme, that is promoting health, preventing diseases and fostering supportive environments for healthy lifestyles taking into account the ‘health in all policies’ principle. The work to be developed by the iPAAC JA is complementary to the outcomes of the EPAAC and CANCON Joint Actions, funded by the Second and Third Health Programmes and will build on their outputs, using the stakeholder networks as an optimal base for the development of innovative cancer control actions.
Start date: 01/04/2018 - End date: 31/12/2021

Call: Joint Actions 2017
Topic: National Cancer Control Plans
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
European Cancer Leagues Collaborating for Impact in Cancer Control [ECL FPA 2018-2021]
The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) provides a unique platform in Europe as the only organisation with the mission of uniting, at the European level, national and regional cancer leagues...
The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) provides a unique platform in Europe as the only organisation with the mission of uniting, at the European level, national and regional cancer leagues to achieve a cancer-free Europe. Active since 1980, ECL currently has 26 members from 23 countries in the European Region, covering 19 EU member states.
The objectives of this proposal are to:
- inform policy to ensure cancer control remains high on the political agenda;
- promote the European Code Against Cancer (ECAC) as the essential tool for cancer prevention in Europe;
- support leagues in the implementation of the Council Recommendation on Cancer Screening;
- unite leagues to advocate for equal access to treatment, support, and rehabilitation for cancer patients;
- advocate for the European Guide for quality improvement in comprehensive cancer control to be mainstreamed in national cancer control plans.
These objectives will be achieved through ECL's role as the secretariat of the MEPs against Cancer group; continuing our extensive work in tobacco control, including organising the triannual European Conference on Tobacco or Health (ECToH); developing training workshops and study exchanges for leagues; networking leagues in the ECL Patient Support Working Group, and Task Force on Access to Medicines; facilitating multi-stakeholder policy dialogues at national and European levels; and supporting targeted dissemination of ECAC to young people, including making use of the EU Solidarity Corps.
The activities of this proposal are particularity relevant to the work programme of the Third EU Health Programme as they directly address the core priorities of cancer, health promotion and prevention of chronic diseases, access to healthcare, and patient empowerment. These actions deliver high EU added-value by disseminating key outcomes from the EU level at the national level, and enabling the efficient input from cancer leagues to the EU policy dialogue.
Start date: 21/12/2017 - End date: 20/12/2021

Call: Operating grants 2018-2021
Topic: National Cancer Control Plans