Cancer Prevention / Projects

3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Preventing cancer and chronic diseases through smoking prevention: Proposal for a Specific Grant Agreement for the Smoke Free Partnership Coalition annual work programme 2019 [SFP SGA 2019]
The overarching goal of the SFP Coalition multiannual work programme between 2018 and 2021 is to prevent cancer and chronic diseases through smoking prevention at EU and national level with a special ...
The overarching goal of the SFP Coalition multiannual work programme between 2018 and 2021 is to prevent cancer and chronic diseases through smoking prevention at EU and national level with a special focus on young people and health in all policies. The work plan for 2019 will support this goal by continuing advocacy campaigns on tobacco control research and tobacco taxation; by building on the results of the global meetings on the FCTC and Illicit Trade Protocol and the UN NCD process, by continuing to engage its Coalition members at EU level, and by supporting national campaigns and capacity building for effective civil dialogue and tobacco control advocacy. In 2019 SFP will also focus on awareness raising on the FCTC, the Illicit Trade Protocol, SDG 3 and targets 3.4 and 3.A in the context of the European elections.
Start date: 01/01/2019 - End date: 31/12/2019

Call: Financial contribution to the functioning of non-governmental bodies (Operating grants)
Topic: Cancer Prevention
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
European Cancer Leagues Collaborating for Impact in Cancer Control (2020) [ECL SGA 2020]
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 2020 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:

- Organisation of the 8th European Conference on Tobacco or Health and publication of the latest Tobacco Control Scale report including data from 38 countries in the European region;
- Implementing the MEPs against Cancer (MAC) European elections manifesto through coordinated actions of the group, supporting four structured meetings of the group;
- Publishing the final report of the systematic evaluation of impact of the European Code against Cancer and informing policymakers and the scientific community of results;
- Enhancing the ECL Youth Ambassadors programme to reach at least 40 European Countries and all EU member states in 2020;
- Supporting the roadmap towards a 3rd implementation report on cancer screening in the EU;
- Publication by the Patient Support Working Group of new guidance and training at the national level to address cancer in the workplace;
- Continuation of the advocacy work of the ECL Access to Medicines Task Force implementing the 2018 'Let's Talk Access' White Paper on Equal Access to Medicines.
Start date: 01/01/2020 - End date: 31/12/2020

Call: Financial Contribution to the Functioning of Non-Governmental Bodies - Invitation to submit proposals for Specific Operating Grant Agreements (SGA)
Topic: Cancer Prevention
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Preventing cancer and chronic diseases through smoking prevention: SFP Coalition workplan in 2021 [SFP SGA 2021]

In the fourth and last year of the multi-annual work programme under our FPA 2018-2021, the Smoke Free Partnership coalition work plan for 2021 will continue the work towards the achievement of the o...

In the fourth and last year of the multi-annual work programme under our FPA 2018-2021, the Smoke Free Partnership coalition work plan for 2021 will continue the work towards the achievement of the overarching goal of preventing cancer and chronic diseases through smoking prevention at EU and national level with a special focus on young people and health in all policies:
- The campaign for increasing minimum excise duties on tobacco products as part of the revision of the EU Tobacco Tax Directive.
- The campaign to promote tobacco control research.
- The campaign to recognise the role of tobacco control funding within international development assistance programmes at EU and member state level as part of chronic disease prevention and sustainable health systems.
- The campaign to reduce and eliminate the tobacco industry interference in the fight against the illicit trade of tobacco products at EU and global level.
- The campaign to strengthen tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship (TAPS) restrictions and enforcement at national and European level.
- The campaign to communicate the role, value and impact of FCTC implementation to policy makers in EU and national institutions, particularly in the context of the lessons drawn from the coronavirus crisis for European health systems.
- The ongoing activities to monitor, expose and rebut tobacco industry interference across all policy work.
- Co-ordinating European civil society advocacy ahead of, during, and after the 9th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the FCTC (COP9) and the 2nd Meeting of the Parties to the Illicit Trade Protocol (MOP2) .
Start date: 01/01/2021 - End date: 31/12/2021

Call: Invitation to submit proposals for Specific Operating Grants (SGA) for the year 2021 under the Annual Work Programme 2020 of 3HP
Topic: Cancer Prevention
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: Cancer Prevention
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Cancer Leagues Collaborating in Cancer Prevention and Control at the EU and National Level [ECL OG 2014]
The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) is an NGO leading on cancer control actions at the European level since 1980. Represented by members in the EU and non-EU countries at the national le...
The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) is an NGO leading on cancer control actions at the European level since 1980. Represented by members in the EU and non-EU countries at the national level, leagues are often the main resource for the public for cancer control information and services. The running of ECL is financed by fees from its members, which cover a skeleton staff and office expenses. ECL finds it increasingly difficult to run the office on only membership fees, rates which have not changed for 10 years, but due to times of austerity, ECL is unable to justify increasing the fees. Therefore, ECL is applying for this Operating Grant to increase its resources in order to be able to implement actions efficiently in line with its renewed strategy 2014-2017, in particular in its implementation of work for Strategic Goal 2: Promote Cancer Prevention. Cancer prevention actions, including communication campaigns for the public, remain a top priority for ECL and its member leagues, where we have been instrumental in communicating and interpreting for the public the past decade the 3rd Revision of the European Code Against Cancer. With great experience at the national and EU levels, and with proven trust of the public in the Member States, ECL and its member leagues are therefore a natural partner in communicating and disseminating the new (4th) revision of the Code. An EU Grant would be shared with the national leagues to further the other strategic goals: encouraging access to cancer screening; ensuring access to treatment and support; supporting national cancer control programmes and cancer registries; and influencing cancer control policies. More resources would also allow ECL to optimally utilize its network of partners at the European and global level, which include international organisations, the European Parliament, national departments of health etc. to support cancer control in line with priorities of the EU.
Start date: 23/12/2014 - End date: 22/12/2017

Call: Call for Proposals for Framework Partnership Agreement for Operating Grants 2014
Topic: Cancer Prevention