Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
EUROPA DONNA-The European Breast Cancer Coalition (ED) is an independent, non-profit pan-European coalition of affiliated grassroots groups whose mission is to ensure that all women have acce...
EUROPA DONNA-The European Breast Cancer Coalition (ED) is an independent, non-profit pan-European coalition of affiliated grassroots groups whose mission is to ensure that all women have access to accurate information & the highest quality breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment. We are widely recognised to be Europe’s breast cancer (BC) advocacy organisation, with 18 years experience advocating for evidence-based best practice breast services.
ED provides critically important advocacy, education & information with the aim of:
• greatly INCREASING EARLY DETECTION & thereby drastically DECREASING MORTALITY resulting from breast cancer
• bringing QUALITY OF TREATMENT to the highest level for ALL women suffering from breast cancer and thereby DECREASING MORTALITY resulting from the disease
• increasing PREVENTION, by promoting & educating all European women about healthy lifestyle practices
ED’s general objectives are its Ten Goals, which are based on the aims enshrined in its Constitution. We seek: to promote the dissemination and exchange of factual, up-to-date information on breast cancer throughout Europe; to promote breast awareness; to emphasise the need for appropriate screening and early detection; to campaign for the provision of optimum treatment; to ensure provision of quality supportive care throughout and after treatment; to advocate appropriate training for health professionals; to acknowledge good practice and promote its development; to demand regular quality assessment of medical equipment; to ensure that all women understand fully any proposed treatment options, including entry into clinical trials and their right to a second opinion; to promote the advancement of breast cancer research.
ED provides women in member countries with scientifically proven information, evidence-based education and tools, a strong sense of cross-border solidarity and the collective power necessary to bring about positive change on the large-scale while reducing inequalities between countries.
The above are communicated to stakeholders on ED’s websites and in our publications and are articulated at ED-hosted or attended events.
Start date: 01/01/2014 - End date: 01/01/2015
Call: Improve Citizen''S Health Security (Hs-2013)