Europe's Beating Cancer Plan

Via Interactio, online platform - Tuesday, 13.04.2021 from 09:30 to 13:00


Draft agenda

In order to prepare its opinion on the Commission's proposals "Europe's Beating Cancer Plan", the EESC is organising a public hearing on 13 April 2021.

The aim of the event is to gather input from other EU Institutions, civil society and health professionals.

We will debate around the following questions:

  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the current proposal?
  • What kind of activities do different actors carry out with respect to beating cancer, and are there any best practices to be shared?

09.00 a.m. - 09.30 a.m. | Testing connections

09.30 a.m. - 09.35 a.m. | Opening session

  • Christa Schweng, EESC President

09.35 a.m. - 09.45 a.m. |  Presentation of the opinion

  • Małgorzata Bogusz, Rapporteur of the EESC opinion

9:45 a.m. -10:00 a.m. | Special guest’s keynote

  • Joanna Kopcińska, MEP, Vice Chair of the EP Beating Cancer Group (tbc)

10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. | Panel I

(with break for the interpreters 15 minutes)

Moderator:  Andrej Zorko, President of the study group

  • Joanna Kopcińska, MEP, Vice Chair of the EP Beating Cancer Group (tbc)
  • Representative Portuguese Presidency
  • Stefan Schreck, Adviser for Stakeholder relations, DG SANTE, European Commission
  • Christa Sedlatschek, EU -OSHA
  • Antonella Cardone, European Cancer Patients Coalition,
  • Matti Aapro, European Cancer Organisation
  • Bettina Ryll, Melanoma Patient network Europe (MPNE)


11.30 a.m. - 11.45 a.m. | Break

11.45 a.m. - 12.45 p.m. | Panel II:

Moderator: Milena Angelova, Co-rapporteur of the EESC Opinion

  • Pekka Pesonen, Secretary General, Copa Cogeca
  • Véronique Willems, SME United
  • Per Hilmersson, Deputy General Secretary, ETUC
  • Marian Schaapman, Head of Unit Health & Safety and Working Conditions, ETUI


12.45 p.m. - 01.00 p.m. | Conclusions and closing remarks

  • Małgorzata Bogusz, Rapporteur of the EESC opinion
  • Milena Angelova, Co-Rapporteur of the EESC opinion

Participants can speak FR-EN-PL-SL-BG and listen to FR-EN-PL-SL (tbc)