International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) 2023


Contributing to childhood cancer survivorship in Europe:

current programmes, emerging trends and furthering the agenda

Wednesday, 8 February 2023 (13:00–15:00 CET) 
Brussels, Belgium - Renaissance Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels

Hosted by Cindy Franssen MEP (EPP, Belgium)


In collaboration with:




Currently in its 13th edition, the ICCD is an annual flagship conference to mark the International Childhood Cancer Day (15 February each year). It aims to unite all stakeholders to find new ways forward to foster progress in childhood cancers through EU policy, programmes and multi-stakeholder collaboration. The event regularly brings together between 80 and 100 participants with interest in EU health and research policy and related areas.

ICCD 2023 will focus on childhood cancer survivorship and the role of the EU, Member States, and multi-stakeholder collaborations in improving their health, quality of life, and well-being.

There are an estimated 500,000 survivors of childhood cancer in Europe. Many of them experience adverse late-occurring complications with considerable impact on their daily lives and participation in society. SIOP Europe and CCI Europe have been working together actively to address these issues with the support of targeted EU projects. Most recently, Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and Cancer Mission brought a sharp focus on childhood cancer including survivorship. The European Parliament BECA Resolution also put forward ambitious actions in this area to improve outcomes. Overall, the EU plays an important role in championing the childhood cancer agenda and young cancer survivors.

ICCD2023 will present programmes on childhood cancer survivorship enabled by EU support, outline existing priorities, and foster exchange on how to optimise current initiatives through multi-stakeholder cooperation.



The current programme is now available here.



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The European Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOP Europe or SIOPE) is the only pan-European organisation representing all professionals working in the field of childhood cancers. With more than 2,300 members across 35 countries, SIOP Europe is leading the way to ensure the best possible care and outcomes for all children and adolescents with cancer in Europe.

Representing childhood cancer professionals, SIOP Europe is working in Memorandum-based partnership with European organisations of parents, patients and survivorship community:


Childhood Cancer International – Europe (CCI Europe, or CCI-E) represents childhood cancer parents’ and survivors’ groups as well as other childhood cancer organisations in Europe: 63 organisations in 34 European countries are members of CCI. CCI Europe works together with all relevant stakeholders for the same aim, namely to help children and adolescents with cancer to be cured, with no – or as few as possible – long term health problems/late effects.