Method of discussion
Collaborating partners will be organised into the
a. Steering Committee (SC): main decision-making
body. The EUROCHIP-2 SC includes experts from Spain, Italy, UK,
Bulgaria. In EUROCHIP-3 the group will include all Work Package
(WP) leaders. In EUROCHIP-3 various meetings/conference calls were
organised also between Project Leader and various WP leaders.
b. Domain Group of Specialists
(DGS): DGS groups are led by WP leaders and involve European specialists
of the 5 interested areas:
DGS-S: cervical screening (WP4),
DGS-E: cancer information system (epidemiology) (WP5),
DGS-R: rehabilitation needs (WP6),
DGS-C: reduction of costs in childhood cancers (WP7) and
DGS-B: reduction of costs in breast cancer (WP7).
c. National Group of Specialists
(NGS) are to be constituted in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Bulgaria,
Romania (WP4). The groups work on a national approach and are key
tools for national consensus on activities that need to receive
attention of health planners and the public.
d. Panel of Experts (PE): panel
consisting of 1 member per EU MS, drawn from experts of cancer institutions;
1 member of major European cancer networks (IARC, IAEA, EIWH, ENCR,
EUROCARE, EUROPREVAL, RARECARE, HAEMACARE), and 5 DGS leaders. EUROCHIP-3
is based on the European network created by EUROCHIP-1 and -2. The
PE represents this network. Thanks to the consensus reached within
the PE, specific cancer control initiatives were carried out by
EUROCHIP-2 at European level (i.e. invited speech at a meeting with
Parliamentary Group “MEPs Against Cancer” or MAC; preparation
of the material for the Health Strategies in Europe Lisbon Conference
by the EU Portuguese Presidency; the chapter on cancer of the EU
Slovenian Presidency book on cancer; the chapter on cancer for the
Task Force on Major and Chronic Diseases Book; the recommendation
for cancer registration to the Network of Competent Authorities).
EUROCHIP-3 will use the PE to ensure the “European imprimatur”
to all WP activities. The meeting will be organised at the end of
the EUROCHIP-3 project.
List of EUROCHIP-1 meetings is available here
List of EUROCHIP-2 meetings is available here
EUROCHIP-3 meetings are available in various WP pages