Cancer is one of the main priorities of the European Commission on the health domain. Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan (EBCP) aims to address cancer across the EU, setting out areas of focus and priorities for Commission action, which supports EU Member States. It is based on four key pillars: prevention, diagnosis, treatment and quality of life.
Following up on the launch of a public consultation of the plan on 4 February 2020, the European Commission invited stakeholders to participate in a virtual town hall meeting on 10 September, which EuropeActive had the opportunity to attend.
Every year during the last week of May, the European Week against cancer is organised to raise awareness around cancer and increase support for the fight against cancer. One of the key initiatives the European Commission is working on in this area is the Europe’s Beating Cancer plan, of which the final version is expected to be published by the end of the year.
The European Commission has started the consultation process for the Europe’s Beating cancer plan. Till May 7th individual citizens and organisations are invited to give input on the European Commission’s flagship initiative to combat cancer.
On Tuesday February 4th, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and the European Commissioner for public health and food safety, Stella Kyriakides, were invited to the European Parliament by the MEPs Against Cancer group, to present the Commission’s flagship initiative in the fight against cancer: Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan.