This 13 February Childhood Cancer International – Europe in partnership with SIOP Europe , has the pleasure to invite you to the International Childhood Cancer Day 2024 Event in the EU Parliament with the title: “Launching the European Paediatric Cancer Community Manifesto: Cure More, Cure Better and Tackle Inequalities”. The event will be hosted by MEP Stelios Kympouropoulos (EL, EPP).
This edition of the annual ICCD meeting will officially launch the European Elections 2024 Manifesto of the paediatric haematology-oncology community and foster a multi-stakeholder discussion on how to Cure More, Cure Better and Tackle Inequalities.
Find the preliminary programme here:
The panel discussion will focus on inequalities in childhood cancer across Europe, breaking down the topic in three sections on equal access to high quality care, equal access to research and innovation and equal access to data. Furthermore, outcomes of the OCEAN project, which mapped the organisation of care and research in Europe to provide an overview of the paediatric cancer centres that deliver care and research for children and adolescents with cancer across Europe, will be highlighted.
This year’s edition of the International Childhood Cancer Day event is particularly exciting as CCI-E and SIOPE will be presenting their manifesto for the 2024 European elections (happening in June 2024) at the European Parliament. The aim is to increase the visibility of the childhood cancer community’s priorities and policy asks for the next mandate (2024-2029), to current and potentially incoming Members of the European Parliament and other policymakers, such as the European Commission and Council.”
The Event will bring together experts from academia, patient advocates, policymakers, and other stakeholders to drive conversations and actionable strategies toward curing paediatric cancer in Europe. The call to action directed towards MEPs will urge their support in policy changes, resource allocation, and collaborative efforts necessary to address the multifaceted challenges of paediatric cancer. The launch of the manifesto will mark a pivotal moment to catalyse change, emphasizing the urgency of uniting efforts and resources to combat paediatric cancer and improve the lives of affected children and their families throughout Europe.
We are looking forward to your seeing you in the European Parliament for the ICCD 2024 Event on the 13th of February to launch the European Childhood Cancer Community Manifesto for the upcoming EU Elections!
For more information and to stay updated visit our ICCD 2024 Event website
Registration for participation online will come soon.