Europe’s fight against cancer is ongoing and requires everyone’s involvement. The European Commission is working on a new plan and wants to place European citizens at the centre. Therefore, the Commission invites all interested individuals and organisations to contribute to a public consultation. Friends of the Roadmap on Carcinogens are especially invited to make sure the importance of prevention in the workplace is being noted!
Contribute to prevention at work
Focusing on work, we notice that work-related cancer remains the biggest occupational health challenge in Europe. 120,000 cancer cases occur annually because of exposure to carcinogens at work. That’s why we call on you to take 15 minutes of your time and contribute to this public consultation. If many friends of the Roadmap on Carcinogens help to point out the importance of prevention at work to the EU, then together we will make our mark.
You can share your views until May 7th. Click here to contribute to this public consultation
Note: contributing to the survey can be done anonymously, but you need (to create) an account to have access.
About Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan
The EU has been actively working to reduce the incidence of cancer for decades. The first ‘Europe against Cancer Plan’, dating back to the late 1980s, resulted in important EU legislation on tobacco and occupational health. Since then, EU Member States have committed to reducing mortality from chronic diseases, including cancer. Against this background European Commission President von der Leyen has committed to a European plan to fight cancer, to support Member States and stakeholders in improving cancer control and care to reduce the suffering caused by this disease. The Commission intends to design the plan to cover the entire cycle of the disease, starting from prevention and early diagnosis to treatment and quality of life of patients and survivors.