The Innovative Partnership for Action Against Cancer (iPAAC) Joint Action brings together 24 Associated Partners (with Affiliated Entities, 44 partners) across Europe whose main objectives are to build upon deliverables of the CANCON Joint Action and to implement innovative approaches to cancer control. The main deliverable of this Joint Action is the Roadmap on Implementation and Sustainability of Cancer Control Actions. Find all about iPAAC at

The first WP5 iPAAC conference “Early diagnosis of cancer – 5 things you need to know” was hosted by the National Institute of Oncology and  held on 20 May in Budapest, Hungary.  Check out the Full report, Agenda, webpage, press releaseintroduction to group work and presentations.

The second WP5 iPAAC conference “New openings of cancer screening in Europe” was hosted by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and the Cancer Society of Finland (CSF) &  held on on 5 December 2019 in Helsinki, Finland. See the webpage, Full Report, Agenda  presentations & photos.

The online WP5 iPAAC virtual meetings “Cancer Prevention & the European Code Against Cancer” was hosted by ECL and co-organised with CSF and IARC on 28-29 April 2020. See IARC’s article and the call for action.

The iPAAC Final Conference “Cancer Control in Europe: Finding Sustainable Solutions” was co-organised by ECL and the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) in Slovenia on 13-14 December 2021. See the official webpage and agenda. At the conference the final deliverble of iPAAC, the Roadmap on Implementation and Sustainability of Cancer Control Actions, was launched. Outputs of all work packages can be found here.


The European Joint Action on Vaccination (EU-JAV) brings together the European Commission, health ministries, international policymakers and organisations, institutes, universities from 20 countries and a wide range of stakeholders, including civil society and manufacturers’ representatives, working on vaccination policy and health services.

Through its core mission of delivering and sharing concrete tools for stronger national responses to vaccination challenges, the EU‐JAV aims at spurring long‐lasting European cooperation against vaccine‐preventable diseases and therefore improve population health.  Find all about EU-JAV at

As sub-contractor of the French Health Ministry, ECL is launching two Youth Competitions to raise awareness of and to promote vaccine uptake among school-aged populations across Europe to reduce their cancer risk in 2019 and 2021.

Click here to learn more about the 2021 Youth Competition for European Immunization Week.

Click here to find out more about the 2019 School Competition.