EPAAC – European Partnership for Action Against Cancer

The European Partnership for Action Against Cancer (EPAAC) was 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 Partnership brought 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 was taken forward through a Joint Action (co-financed by the EU Health Programme). The National Institute of Public Health in Slovenia assumed the role of leader of the EPAAC Joint Action, which encompassed 36 associated partners from across Europe and over 90 collaborating partners.


EPAAC had the overall aim of raising awareness about cancer 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 was primarily involved in WP7 and responsible for objective 2.3 ‘To review experiences on implementing CG, with a focus on inequalities’. EHMA’s specific objective was to investigate the experience on implementing cancer guidelines, with a focus on reducing health inequalities.

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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