Let's break down the barriers around cancer & work! | ECL Patient Support Working Group Webinar



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To mark European Week Against Cancer, the ECL Patient Support Working Group (PSWG) hosted a timely virtual policy dialogue on managing cancer at work.

Around 1.6 million people of working age are diagnosed with cancer in Europe each year. Moreover, cancer survivors have a 1.4 times higher risk of unemployment compared to their healthy peers.

Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan acknowledges that cancer at the workplace and return to work issues are important for patients, survivors and society.

This policy dialogue aimed to (i) raise awareness about the impact of cancer in the workplace and (ii) suggest concrete actions and recommendations for improving communication between employers and employees when it comes to cancer at work.

Agenda: https://www.cancer.eu/wp-content/uploads/ECL-PSWG-Cancer-Work-Webinar-300522.pdf

Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/CancerLeagues/status/1531231833807106048?s=20&t=aCLFDhL7F9Fma7gVePIiEQ

The webinar was supported by the:
• European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)
• European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC)
• European Patients' Forum (EPF)
• Association Working for Carers (Eurocarers)
• MEPs Against Cancer (MAC) Interest Group

Moderator:
• Nicolas Philippou, Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF)

Speakers:
• MEP Miriam Lexmann (Slovakia, EPP), European Parliament
• Erika Karlen-Oszlai, Swiss Cancer League
• Wim Geluykens, Stand Up to Cancer Flanders
• Clara Rosàs, Catalan Federation Against Cancer

Panelists:
• Mariami Beridze, ECL Youth Ambassador for the European Code Against Cancer for Georgia
• Tony Musu, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)
• Charis Girvalaki, ECPC
• Juan José Fernández Romero, EPF
• Claire Champeix, Eurocarers
• Marine Cavet, EU-OSHA
• Elli Matsouka, European Association for People Management (EAPM)

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