Making a Difference in Cancer Prevention and Control
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Youth Workshop on Disseminating the European Code against Cancer - Apply now to be Youth Ambassador for Cancer Prevention!
Criteria and Guidelines
DEADLINE for applications: 11 May 2015 at 12.00 CET
The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) calls on the youth of Europe to discuss disseminating and implementing the European Code Against Cancer by participating in a workshop to discuss communication strategies.
Our aim? To understand from you how we can communicate effectively to young people on what can be done NOW to prevent cancer LATER in life, using the messages in the European Code Against Cancer www.cancercode.eu
As part of the activities for the European Week Against Cancer on the 25th -31st May this year, ECL is organising a workshop on the 30th of May in Brno, Czech Republic, to discuss the lifestyle messages in the European Code against Cancer, its role in cancer prevention and communicating this to young people.
The 4th revision of the European Code Against Cancer was launched on the 14th of October 2014. The 4th Revision of the Code is an initiative funded by the European Commission and developed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The code is a set of 12 evidence-based messages on actions that the individual can take to reduce his/her cancer risk, including not using tobacco, maintaining a healthy diet and body weight, participating in screening programmes, and others. This is a key tool not only to promote cancer prevention among European citizens, but also to reduce health inequalities across the EU, as these messages apply to everyone in equal measures.
For more information, visit www.cancercode.eu
· Participants must be willing to be Cancer Prevention Ambassadors, and be between 18 and 30 years.
· All are welcome to apply, but only those travelling from an EU Member State can apply for funding.
· Only one representative per EU Member State will be selected.
· The language of the workshop is English.
How to Apply:
Application is via email to ECL(at)europeancancerleagues.org, with the subject line: 'Application for Youth Workshop Brno'
Applications must include
Date of birth
EU Member State of residence
Nationality (does not have to be EU)
Contact information (email, phone number)
Organisation represented (if any)
One paragraph (in English) on why you are interested in being a Youth Ambassador for Health Promotion and Cancer Prevention, and suggest an innovative cancer prevention communication strategy to reach young people. (6-12 lines)
What we offer:
Return flight to and from your EU Member State of residence to Brno, Czech Republic
One nights' accommodation (2 Youth Ambassadors will share a room)T
he opportunity to network with like-minded peers from all across Europe
The opportunity to be a key contributor to cancer prevention messages targeting young people, to teach them the right messages at the right time and contribute to the overall reduction of cancer incidence across Europe.
Thank you very much for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.
This action is co-funded by the Health Programme of the European Union