News from SIOP Europe Psychosocial Working Group



SIOP Europe Psychosocial Working Group

In European countries there are regional and national psychosocial working groups. However, in order to work on overarching topics like health policy or representation in EU-funded projects, we face the missing link between working groups on regional levels, national and international societies. 

The SIOP Europe Psychosocial Working group aims to address those policies and structural frameworks needed to implement evidence-based psychosocial standards of care across Europe, and to foster and build interdisciplinary collaboration and active networking with all stakeholders on the European level.


Our Mission

  • Raise Awareness
  • Development and/or translation of practical clinical tools to support implementation
  • Establish and then foster a research culture within the psychosocial field, thus also empowering the different psychosocial professions
  • Establish specialist trainings
  • Harmonization and implementation of psychosocial standards of care


Since our launch in spring 2022, we are very pleased that the group has been growing steadily. With "Psychosocial care - more than emergency service" as psychosocial Session within the SIOP Europe Annual Meeting we started with a committed and highly experienced group. In the meantime, monthly meetings are taking place and we had a first meet in person at SIOP in Barcelona. We are represented in various ongoing projects (Polaris project, Safer Ukraine conversation & psychoscial aspects, European School of oncology, EU-CAYA-NET) and are in the process of consolidating the networks between the working groups to make psychosocial care and research visible and bring in the interests accordingly in ongoing and upcoming collaborations.


Share our Vision

We aim to foster and build interdisciplinary collaboration and active networking with all stakeholders, working groups within the paediatric oncological community on European and international level. All psychosocial professions, covering both research and/or care, are invited. At the time being we are in the process of reaching out to members to develop a structure for a network including all key positions.

If you are interested in joining the Working Group or for more information visit