Become a Member

Grow your network
  • Join the only platform dedicated exclusively to national and regional cancer societies in Europe, which currently connects 26 members in 23 countries
  • Participate in ECL’s Working Groups
    Connect with peers in cancer leagues to collaborate on the implementation of the European Code against Cancer
  • Support the ECL Access to Medicines Task Force and become a key voice on equal access for cancer patients in Europe
  • Contribute to improvement of the quality of life of cancer patients and survivors within the Patient Support Working Group

Engage with ECL partners such as European CanCer Organisation (ECCO), European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), World Health Organization (WHO), International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC), European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and others

Make your voice heard
  • Contribute to cancer control advocacy in the EU
  • Meet with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), in particular via the MEPs Against Cancer (MAC) interest group, for which ECL provides Secretariat
    Be involved in EU projects dedicated to coordinated intergovernmental action on cancer (e.g. Horizon 2020, EU Joint Actions)
  • Contribute to multi-stakeholder platforms coordinated by the European Commission where ECL is a member
  • Receive updates on initiatives and meetings at the EU and pan-European level and contribute to policies through stakeholder meetings and consultations
Boost your impact
  • Receive financial support to participate in the following:
  • Grants worth €2,000 for lower-income leagues to attend the annual International Fundraising Congress with a priority given to new participants
  • Full reimbursement for attendance to selected EU project meetings, such as the workshops related to the European Code Against Cancer
  • 50% subsidy for lower-income leagues to attend the ECL Patient Support Working Group and the ECL Access to Medicines Task Force meetings
  • Discounts or waivers of fees for international meetings negotiated by the ECL Secretariat & priority access to grants offered by ECL partners (ECCO, ESMO, etc.)
  • Have the opportunity to host international meetings, such as the ECL Annual General Assembly, working groups’ meetings, and the triennial European Conference on Tobacco or Health (ECToH)
Membership fees

ECL is funded through an Operating Grant via the EU Health Programme (2014-2020) for 2018-2021 and through membership fees. Membership fees are calculated at 0.1% of the league’s income, with a minimum of €1,500 and a maximum capped at €14,500. ECL also receives an unrestricted grant from Garnier.

Apply today by contacting the ECL Secretariat via ECL(at)europeancancerleagues.org

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