World Cancer Day takes place on 4 February 2023, focusing on closing the care gap and addressing inequities in access to quality cancer services worldwide.
In the run-up to the World Cancer Day, Youth Cancer Europe’s Ana Amăriuței will speak at a high-level hybrid conference co-organised by the European Commission and the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, on the 1st of February, in Stockholm. Everyone will be able to follow the conference online in real time and join the conversation on social media using #EUCancerPlan and #EU2023SE.
Following keynote speeches from Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety and Acko Ankarberg Johansson, Swedish Minister of Health Care, Youth Cancer Europe steering committee member and biomedical science PhD student Ana Amăriuței will be sharing her story and address topics such as Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and speak about EUCAYASNET, the first-time-ever EU funded project, coordinated and managed by young people with lived experience of cancer.
Elena Arsenie Constantinescu together with Ana Toțovína, both young cancer survivors from Comunitatea Temerarii and ambassadors of Youth Cancer Europe, are responsible for the actions programmed within the European Network of Youth Cancer Survivors (EU-CAYAS-NET) project aimed at better care for adolescents and young adults, and which address issues such as equity, diversity and inclusion, focusing on improving the rights of patients and survivors. Between February 8-10 – Peer Visit Training and the General Assembly will take place in Brussels within the EU-CAYAS-NET European project.
Victor Gîrbu, young cancer survivor, member of the Community of Young Brave Cancer Survivors, ambassador of the Youth Cancer Europe network, is participating these days in the inaugural meeting of the new youth council of the World Health Organization (WHO), advocating for equity and equal access to health care and a healthier and better future for the world’s youth.
In February, the representatives of the Association will have a series of strategic meetings with the team of the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety.
Throughout the month, the specialists of the Little People Association will undertake actions, both in the pediatric oncology wards and in the local communities (stands with personalized products) with the aim of promoting the message of survival, solidarity and support that those affected by this disease need disease.