European Partnership for Action Against Cancer


Introduction to the project

The European Partnership for Action Against Cancer (EPAAC) is an EU level initiative launched in 2009 and taken forward through a Joint Action (JA) funded and coordinated by the European Commission and the EU Member States.
The specificity of the Partnership is that it brings together the efforts of different stakeholders into a joint response to prevent and control cancer. In its initial phase, until early 2014, the work of the Partnership will be taken forward through a Joint Action (cofinanced by the EU Health Programme). The National Institute of Public Health in Slovenia has assumed the role of leader of the EPAAC Joint Action, which encompasses 36 associated partners from across Europe and over 90 collaborating partners.


EPAAC has the overall aim of raising awareness about cancer promotion and prevention, especially among target groups in Europe, by disseminating the European Code Against Cancer using proven communication strategies and messages, and by engaging policy-makers at the European, national, and subnational levels.

EHMA’s role

EHMA is primarily involved in WP 7 which is led by the Institut Catala` d`Oncologia. EHMA is mainly responsible for the action for objective 2.3 ‘To review experiences on implementing CG, with a focus on inequalities’. EHMA’s specific objective is to investigate the experience on implementing cancer guidelines, with a focus on reducing health inequalities. The evidence will be discussed and disseminated through an EU level expert and stakeholder workshop on cancer guidelines with a focus on inequalities in 2012. Subsequently, the results of this meeting will be published as a report.
For more information, please contact Michele Calabro at EHMA.

Project website

For more information on this project, please visit EPAAC website

This project has received funding from the Executive Agency for Health and Consumer as part of the Health Programme 2008-2013.
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