MAKING SURE EUROPEAN INITIATIVES DELIVER
FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH CANCER
Special SIOP Europe & CCI Europe Webinar in the context of the European Week Against Cancer
Tuesday 31 May 2022 at 12:00 – 13:00 CEST
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
Recently, SIOP Europe and CCI Europe enthusiastically welcomed important EU developments, including Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, the Cancer Mission and the Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe which all contain actions of relevance for children and adolescents with cancer.
Important political commitments were made and turning them into life-saving gains for children and adolescents with cancer requires their rapid, smart and coordinated implementation across Europe.
We see a risk that the several initiatives included in these commitments could fall short of their full potential for a mere lack of coordination, which could lead to conceptual gaps or, worse, contradictions between initiatives.
For this reason, SIOP Europe and CCI Europe advocate for keeping the momentum with emphasis on coordinated action across all relevant EU programmes and call for the set-up of a multi-stakeholder
EU Childhood Cancer Advisory Board, which would be instrumental in supporting an organised action and fully realising the very ambitious EU agenda for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer across Europe.
This webinar expanded on the vision of an EU Childhood Cancer Advisory Board from the perspective of childhood cancer patients, parents, survivors, and academia.