Governance

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The European Cancer Organisation is a not-for-profit federation of Member Societies working in cancer at a European level. We are dedicated to convening oncology professionals and patients to agree policy, advocate for positive change and speak up for the European cancer community.

The General Assembly with representatives of all our member societies is the highest governing body of our organisation and meets formally twice every year.

    • Csaba Dégi Chair
    • Kamal Abbadi Operations and Systems Assistant
    • Nikolina Dodlek ECO Board Liaison
    • Elisa Agostinetto
    • Matti Aapro
    • Andreas Charalambous
    • Mike Morrissey Chief Executive
    • Rachel Giles International Kidney Cancer Coalition
    • Stavroula Chante
    • Alberto Costa
    • Csaba Dégi President
    • Richard Price Head of Policy
    • Tihana Gaspert
    • Agnese Konusevska Head of Communication
    • Andreas Charalambous Past-President
    • Elwira Gliwska
    • Mirjam Crul
    • Anna Smak Gregoor
    • Eric Bienefeld Operations & Systems Manager
    • Julie R. Gralow
    • Nicolò Battisti Treasurer
    • André Ilbawi
    • Kathy Oliver Co-Chair, Patient Advisory Committee
    • Kathy Oliver Co-Chair; International Brain Tumour Alliance
    • Marcus Hollenbach
    • Marina Ximeri Governance Manager
    • Bruna Bianca Lopes David
    • Csaba Dégi President
    • Fanny Senez Events Specialist
    • Gilly Spurrier Co-Chair; Melanoma Patient Network Europe
    • Mark Lawler
    • Winette van der Graaf
    • Andreas Charalambous Past-President
    • Giacomo Lazzaro Senior Coordinator, Community & Network Projects
    • Kathy Oliver
    • Milena Nikolovska
    • Patrycja Rzadkowska Vice-Chair; Pancreatic Cancer Europe
    • Wim Oyen Past-Treasurer
    • Isabel Rubio
    • Mike Morrissey Chief Executive (ex-officio)
    • Norbert Couespel Senior Coordinator, Policy Research & EU Projects
    • Radu Pirlog
    • Winette van der Graaf
    • Anne Marie Baird Lung Cancer Europe
    • Daniel Portik
    • Margaret Stanley
    • Nela Osmanovic ACOE & Projects Officer
    • Nicolò Battisti Treasurer
    • Christos Poulios
    • Natacha Bolaños Lymphoma Coalition Europe
    • Riccardo Moschetti Policy Officer
    • Wim Oyen Past-Treasurer
    • Winette van der Graaf
    • Erik Briers Europa Uomo
    • Ina Suppan
    • Kathy Oliver Co-Chair, Patient Advisory Committee
    • Silvia Romeo Policy Officer
    • Gilly Spurrier-Bernard Co-Chair, Patient Advisory Committee
    • Ivana Dragojević European Liver Patients' Association
    • Jack Latteur EU Projects Officer
    • Ajay Aggarwal
    • Alex Filicevas World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition
    • Giuseppe Filiti Communication Officer
    • Jan Geissler Leukemia Patient Advocates Foundation
    • Peter Albers
    • Karin Kastrati International Kidney Cancer Coalition
    • Marion L'Hôte Policy Officer
    • Wim Ceelen
    • Alvaro Jimber Communication Officer
    • Maja Cemazar
    • Teodora Kolarova International Neuroendocrine Cancer Alliance
    • Alberto Costa
    • Anita Kienesberger Childhood Cancer International (CCI)
    • Richard Delahay Communication Officer
    • Estelle Lecointe Sarcoma Patient Advocacy Global Network
    • Giuseppe Curigliano
    • Otilia Colceriu Communication Officer
    • Martina Zaccaro IT & Operations Officer
    • Nikolina Dodlek
    • Sarah Jayne Liptrott MDS Alliance
    • Catalina Arghir Finance Officer
    • Rui Medeiros
    • Zorana Maravic Digestive Cancers Europe
    • Clementine Rialland EU Projects Officer
    • Marko Skelin
    • Eric Van Cutsem
    • Miruna Gutu Community & Network Projects Officer
    • Monica Racovita Myeloma Patients Europe
    • Katie Rizvi Youth Cancer Europe
    • Maggie Vaidya Executive Administration Officer
    • Margaret Stanley (Ex-Officio)
    • Erika Musiari EU Projects Officer
    • Mike Morrissey Chief Executive (ex-officio)
    • Gael Savary EU Projects Officer
    • Alberto Hermosel EU & Network Projects Officer
    • Ellen Verschuur Europa Donna
    • Anna Kiss Policy Research Officer
    • Carmen Villar Thyroid Cancer Alliance
    • Ariane Weinman EURORDIS
    • Zoë Parker Policy Research and EU Projects Assistant
    • Julie Fitzsimmins DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT
    • Peter Baker HPV CONSULTANT
    • John McKenzie Communication Consultant
    • Momchil Baev HPV Bulgaria Consultant
    • Alina Comanescu HPV Romania Consultant
    • Marko Gangur HPV Croatia Consultant
    • Eric Van Cutsem
    • Peter Albers
    • Samantha Nier Acute Leukemia Advocates Network

Mission and Vision

Our Mission

To reduce the burden of cancer, improve outcomes and the quality of care for cancer patients, through multidisciplinarity and multiprofessionalism.

As the not-for-profit federation of member organisations working in cancer at a European level, we convene oncology professionals and patients to agree policy, advocate for positive change and be the united voice of the European cancer community.

Our Vision

To be a vibrant, pro-active, focused, relevant and influential federation, working together for a cancer free future, ensuring that every patient has high quality care and treatment, with access to the full range of professionals needed.

To create and develop ever-strengthening relationships between European institutions and the European cancer care community, and with our Member Societies, Patient Advisory Committee and Focused Topic Networks, facilitate collaboration and consensus towards tangible and impactful policy improvement.

Our Values

Our essential and enduring values are:

  • Patient Centricity – Putting cancer patients at the centre of our concerns and activities and strive to do the best for them
  • Commitment to Science – Reflecting the very latest scientific knowledge and be completely independent of any vested interests
  • Cohesiveness – We believe in the power of combining the efforts of our members and other stakeholders who have a common mission
  • Inclusiveness – We seek to include all non-profit organisations that share our mission, vision and values
  • Equality and Fairness – All our members have a voice in the organisation and we strive to transcend the interests of any one member
  • Openness and Transparency – We are committed to be transparent in and accountable for all that we do

Find out more about our Strategy for 2024-2027 here.