EU Initiatives

The CraNE Joint Action is proposed for funding in response to the flagship number 5 of the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, which defines that the European Commission will establish by 2025, an EU Network linking recognised National Comprehensive Cancer Centres (CCCs) in every Member State. The aim of CraNE is to build upon of the outcomes of previous CanCon and iPAAC Joint Actions, preparing the necessary preconditions, either administrative or professional and especially those related to high-quality performance and access for the patient.

TEHDAS, the joint action Towards the European Health Data Space, helps EU member states and the European Commission to develop and promote concepts for the secondary use of health data to benefit public health and health research and innovation in Europe. Their goal is that in the future European citizens, communities and companies will benefit from secure and seamless access to health data regardless of where it is stored.

Cancon contributed in different ways to reducing the cancer burden in the EU. It helped raise cancer survival and reduce cancer mortality by improving the quality of cancer care among member states, Improving the quality of life of cancer patients and survivors with proposals on survivorship and ensuring reintegration and palliative care and a decrease in inequalities at various levels of the cancer control field.



CANCERLESS’ vision is to prevent cancer and allow for early diagnoses in the homeless population by delivering person-centred interventions to overcome health inequalities and facilitating timely access to quality cancer prevention and screening services for homeless people and leaving no one behind in Europe.

The overall aim of CAPABLE is to combine the most advanced technologies for data and knowledge management with a sound socio-psychological approach in order to develop a coaching system for improving the quality of life of cancer home patients. The system aims at early detecting and managing cancer-related issues and at satisfying the needs of patients and their home caregivers.

The Innovative Partnership for Action Against Cancer (iPAAC) Joint Action brings together 24 Associated Partners (with Affiliated Entities, 44 partners) across Europe whose main objectives are to build upon deliverables of the CANCON Joint Action and to implement innovative approaches to cancer control.

The general objective of JATC2 is not only to support the implementation of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) and Tobacco Advertising Directive (TAD), but also to promote activities consistent with the objectives of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The JATC1 contributed to the implementation of the TPD in specific areas of laboratory capacity, testing methods for tobacco and related products, regulation of ingredients and developed data sharing agreements concerning the excessive amounts of data within EU-CEG.



ONCORELIEF is a digital platform that can be used to overcome challenges related to the quality of life after cancer treatment. It offers a user-friendly application, called Guardian Angel (GA), which collects user data in order to offer support for post-treatment activities and tasks, suggest actions regarding the person’s overall health status, improved quality of life and active health care and keep them engaged on a wellness journey that will protect their health over the prolonged post-cancer treatment period.

RISCC is a multidisciplinary consortium of key researchers in the field of HPV, HPV screening and HPV vaccination, which aims to develop and evaluate the first risk-based screening program for cervical cancer, provide open-source implementation tools and contribute to the elimination of cervical cancer in Europe.

JANE is a Joint Action aiming at establishing seven new Networks of Expertise in the cancer field in the following domains: personalized primary prevention; survivorship; palliative care; omic technologies; hi-tech medical resources; one or more complex & poor-prognosis cancer(s); young adults with cancer. The Joint Action has two goals: to prepare everything necessary to launch the new Networks of Expertise and to critically evaluate existing models of current and future EU networking with a view to optimizing the functioning of the new Networks of Expertise.

The General Objective of PERCH is to contribute to the implementation of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, which aims to support Member States’ eorts to extend the roll-out of routine HPV vaccination of girls and boys to eliminate cervical cancer and other cancers caused by HPV in the coming decade.

Since cancer is now being targeted through a novel integration of genomics in clinical care and public health, CAN.HEAL is an EU initiative that has the goal of acting as a flagship for cooperation among member states and regional authorities, bridging the gap between public health genomics and diagnostics. The project wishes to set the framework for integrating the Genome of Europe biobanking initiative into public health genomics for cancer.

PROTECT-EUROPE is an EU4Health Project that champions gender-neutral vaccination programme in EU Member States to provide protection for everyone against cancers caused by HPV e.g. cervical, anal, penile, vaginal, vulval and oropharyngeal. Gender-neutral HPV vaccination is one of the flagship commitments of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan.

eHAction is the Joint Action supporting the eHealth Network, which, in its Multiannual Work Programme 2018-2021, sets targets for exploring eHealth to facilitate the management of chronic diseases and multi-morbidity, by increasing sustainability and efficiency of health systems, and by facilitating personalized care and empowering the citizen.

CanScreen aims to collect information on the characteristics and performance of cancer screening programmes across the globe in a harmonized manner and to disseminate the information for improved programme management and informed policy-making. The core objective of CanScreen5 is to encourage and support countries to collect and use cancer screening data for effective programme evaluation and quality improvement.

Solace is an EU projects that aims to assess the current state of policies, needs, and best practices of Lung Cancer Screening (LCS) in EU member states and produce a comprehensive guideline and implementation package covering all steps of the lung cancer screening pathway.

PRAISE-U encourages early detection and diagnosis of prostate cancer through customised and risk-based screening programmes. The goal is to align protocols and guidelines across Member States and enable the collection and distribution of relevant data to reduce prostate cancer morbidity and mortality rates in Europe.

The overall aim of PCSP is to leverage the digital transformation of healthcare to improve person-centred care for survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer by scaling up and implementing an interoperable Survivorship Passport (SurPass) v2.0 across Europe.

PanCareFollowUp is an EU-funded project looking at how to best deliver survivorship care to survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer in Europe.

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Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or HaDEA. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.