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About the Youth Ambassadors

Founded in 2015, following discussions within the EU Joint Action European Partnership Action Against Cancer (EPAAC), the ECL Youth Ambassadors for the European Code against Cancer (ECAC) brings together highly motivated young people from more than 30 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 summer school to share experiences and develop common actions. The Youth Ambassadors for the ECAC group receive secretarial support from the Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL), a Brussels‐based non‐profit organisation that represents national cancer leagues across Europe.

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