EUROPA DONNA – The European Breast Cancer Coalition
is an independent non-profit organisation whose members are affiliated groups from countries throughout Europe.
The Coalition works to raise awareness of breast cancer and to mobilise the support of European women in pressing for improved breast cancer education, appropriate screening, optimal treatment and increased funding for research. EUROPA DONNA represents the interests of European women regarding breast cancer to local and national authorities as well as to institutions of the European Union.
EUROPA DONNA – THE EUROPEAN BREAST CANCER COALITION is seeking a new CEO/Executive Director to commence in Spring 2020
As Europa Donna’s CEO of the past 22 years, Susan Knox, will retire in 2020, the President and Executive Board of Europa Donna are now seeking an experienced professional to lead the organisation into the future. The candidate will be multilingual, charismatic and have strong leadership skills. S/he will direct an experienced team based in Milan and will represent the organisation at the European level. S/he will build upon important relationships already established with collaborators around Europe. S/he will ensure Europa Donna’s continued financial stability and will work to achieve Europa Donna’s goals with integrity and high ethical standards.
Deadline for applications: 6 January 2020
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Brussels, 9 April 2019 –The Transforming Breast Cancer Initiative launched a manifesto entitled “European Elections Manifesto 2019: Seizing the Opportunities for Breast Cancer Patients”,which urges incoming Members of the European Parliament and the European Commission to ensure that breast cancer prevention and care are a top priority during their mandate, and that the issue ranks high on both the EU and Member States agendas. For more information see the press release and full Election Manifiesto.
European Breast Cancer Council manifesto 2018: Genetic risk prediction testing in breast cancer
The European Breast Cancer Council manifesto 2018: Genetic risk prediction testing in breast cancer that emanated from EBCC-11 has now been published in the European Journal of Cancer 106 (2019) 45-53. ED Deputy CEO, Karen Benn represented ED on the Manifesto Committee and is a co-author.
European Commission Initiative On Breast Cancer – ECIBC
Joint Research Centre (JRC)
EUROPA DONNA has been advocating for the development of an accreditation scheme for breast cancer services as well as a new edition of the European Guidelines for quality assurance in breast cancer screening and diagnosis. This European Union project is now under way and is being managed by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre; it is called ECIBC (European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer) and is overseen by DG Sante. ED’s Executive Director Susan Knox takes part in the Guidelines Development Group and Deputy CEO/Head of Public Affairs Karen Benn takes part in the Quality Assurance Scheme Development Group. ED is a stakeholder and will continue to be invited to make presentations and to participate in other meetings regarding the development of this project, which began in September 2015.
Written Declaration On the Fight Against Breast Cancer in the EU (0017/2015) Adopted
On 22 July 2015, the European Parliament adopted the written declaration “On the Fight Against Breast Cancer in the EU” (0017/2015), which calls for the implementation of measures across Europe to fight this disease, the leading cause of death in European women aged 35 to 59. A majority of MEPs signed the declaration, which was co-authored by 10 Members of European Parliament and backed by EUROPA DONNA – The European Breast Cancer Coalition. See here for more details.