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The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) Youth Ambassadors programme 2021

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Application Deadline: April 4th 2021

The European Code Against Cancer (ECAC) is an initiative of the European Commission to inform people about actions they can take for themselves or their families to reduce their risk of cancer

The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) is a Brussels-based European umbrella organisation of 29 national and regional cancer societies in the extended European region. Founded in 1980, ECL has
been providing an exclusive platform for cancer leagues to exchange
best practices and collaborate with their international peers in the
areas of cancer prevention, tobacco control, access to medicines and
patient support, and creating opportunities to advocate for these
issues at the EU level.

The mission of ECL Youth Ambassador programme is to alleviate the
devastating burden of cancer across the WHO European Region
through primary prevention actions. We envision a Europe where all
avoidable cancer deaths are prevented through individual lifestyle
choices, supported by by coordinated governmental policies and

Open calls for applications to join the ECL Youth Ambassador
programme are expected to be held by the ECL Secretariat at least
twice between 2018 and 2021.
The programme is open to anyone aged 18-35 years old and residing in a country belonging to the WHO European Region. Applicants do not
have to be citizens of these countries, but must be studying, working,
or volunteering there at the time of their application and for the whole
duration of their 5 years mandate.

Applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English (minimum
CEFR Level B2) to be able to have meaningful interactions with fellow
YAs, ECL Secretariat and stakeholders at the international level.

Youth Ambassadors are expected to:
Adhere to the terms of reference set before the programme;
Engage in ECL’s flagship events and campaigns (eg. EWAC );
Engage in at least one specific activity, action and/or campaign per year (aside
from the summer school) related to the promotion of the ECAC;
Report and provide feedback on their activities to the ECL Secretariat;
Support ECL and provide guidance on specific areas of expertise.


Youth Ambassadors are given support to develop and implement their
ideas, projects and actions related to the promotion of the ECAC. A
variety of opportunities are available to the Youth Ambassadors. Below
is a summary of the main opportunites and methods:

Annual Summer School

Every year, ECL organises a 3-days summer school to provide training and facilitate the exchange of ideas between Youth Ambassadors.

Teleconferences and Webinars

ECL holds biannual teleconferences with the entire cohort of Ambassadors and quarterly calls with the Advisory Group to receive feedback and planning joint actions. ECL commits to organise regular webinars open to Ambassadors aimed at discussing relevant topics in cancer prevention.

Secretarial and, when possible, financial support for individual actions.

Opportunities to take part in relevant ECL and third-party conferences and events

Official Webpage: ECL Youth Ambassadors Programme 2021

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