About the Youth Ambassadors

Founded in 2015, the ECL Youth Ambassadors for the European Code against Cancer brings together highly motivated young people from more than 20 different countries across Europe. Youth Ambassadors are students and young professionals drawn from many disciplines including medicine, public health, law, and political sciences. They all share a deep conviction that cancer can be defeated by following the 12 messages of the European Code against Cancer. Through different events and initiatives, Youth Ambassadors make creative and enterprising actions to promote cancer prevention. The Youth Ambassadors group meets every year for an annual workshop to share experiences and develop common actions. The Youth Ambassadors for the ECAC group receives secretarial support from the Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL), a Brussels‐based non‐profit organisation who represents national cancer leagues across Europe.

How to Apply
The programme is open to young people, aged 18-35, who are resident (studying or working) in the WHO European Region territory. Ambassadors are expected to promote actively the European Code in their country, and to attend the annual training workshop for ambassadors. Applications are opened periodically throughout the year.