Policy Priorities 2019-2024

On 6 March 2019, SIOP Europe and CCI Europe presented the 2019 European Manifesto for the paediatric oncology and haematology community: “Beating childhood cancer: Cure more and cure better – Towards zero deaths and zero late effects” at the European Parliament.

See the list of MEPs supporting the childhood cancer policy agenda

The policy objectives for 2019-2024:

  1. Advance an enabling legislative environment for faster and more efficient development of affordable innovative medicines for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases
  2. Foster allocation of resources to childhood cancer research with focus on big data and deep learning tools
  3. Promote sustainability of the European Reference Networks (ERNs), of which ERN PaedCan is dedicated to paediatric cancer, in particular to combat inequalities in access to the best available treatment and expertise for children across Europe
  4. Support collaborative efforts on the development and implementation of appropriate surveillance guidelines and long-term models of care for survivors of childhood cancer
  5. Encourage initiatives on interoperability, harmonisation and security of eHealth platforms to foster cross-border research and knowledge transfer for the benefit of childhood cancer patients and survivors
  6. Support initiatives that foster and promote patient advocacy and empowerment in research, healthcare, and socio-economic areas

Read the full Policy Priorities (2019-2024).

Endorse the Childhood Cancer Policy Priorities. By endorsing, you declare your awareness and willingness to support the paediatric oncology and haematology community in Europe in fighting childhood cancer.

MEPs who endorsed the Childhood Cancer Policy Priorities (2019-2024)


MEP Geert Bourgeois (BE, ECR)

MEP Cristian Busoi (RO,EPP)

MEP Olivier Chastel (BE, Renew Europe)


MEP Cristian Ghinea (RO, Renew Europe)

MEP Theresa Griffin (UK, S&D)

MEP Francisco Guerreiro (PT, Greens/EFA Group)

MEP Irena Joveva (SL, Renew Europe)

MEP Manolis Kefalogiannis (GR, EPP)

MEP Ewa Kopacz (PL, EPP)


MEP Roberta Metsola (MT,EPP)

MEP Tilly Metz (LU,Greens/EFA Group)

MEP Alessandra Moretti (IT, S&D)

MEP Lucia Ďuriš Nicholsonová (SK, ECR)

MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen (FI, EPP)

MEP Frederique Ries (BE, Renew Europe)

MEP Michele Rivasi (FR, Greens/EFA)

MEP Annie Schreijer-Pierik (NL,EPP)

MEP Tomislav SOKOL (HR, EPP)

MEP Patrizia Toia (IT, S&D)

MEP Veronique Trillet-Lenoir (FR, Renew Europe)

MEP Adina Ioana Vălean (RO, EPP)

MEP Tiemo Wölken (DE,S&D)

MEP Željana Zovko (HR, EPP)


This Manifesto is calling for the achievement of more and better cures for childhood cancer in line with specific objectives as defined in the SIOP Europe Strategic Plan – A European Cancer Plan for Children and Adolescents.

Read the Press Release.

See the pictures of the Manifesto launch on 6 March at the International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day (ICCD 2019) event at the European Parliament.

MEP Elena Gentile (IT, S&D)

MEP Alojz Peterle (SI, EPP)

MEP Lieve Wiernick (BE, ALDE)

MEP Anna Záborská (SK,EPP)

MEP Daciana Octavia Sarbu (RO,S&D)

MEP Silvia Costa (IT, S&D)

MEP Laima Andrikiene (LT, EPP)

MEP Jana Žitňanská (SK,ECR)

MEP Francis Zammit Dimech (MT, EPP)

MEP Merja Kyllonen (FI,GUE/NGL)

MEP Heinz K. Becker (AT, EPP)

MEP Bart Staes (BE, Greens/EFA)

MEP Pavel Poc (CZ,S&D)

Elisavet Kyritsi, MEP Candidate, EPP (New Democracy) GR

MEP Marijana Petir (EPP HR)

Katerina Markou, MEP Candidate, New Democracy, GR

Giorgos Amiras, MEP Candidate, New Democracy, GR



*Organisations that have endorsed the Manifesto so far. More expected and updates on this page will continue.

Contact Details

SIOPE Europe

Email: office@siope.eu | Tel: +32 2 880 62 82 | Twitter: @SIOPEurope

CCI Europe

Email: europe@cci.care | Tel: +43 1 402 88 99 – 15 | Twitter: @CCI_Europe