European Cancer Organisation


Expertise in patient and medical professional advocacy

The European Cancer Organisation is a not-for-profit federation bringing together hundreds of professional societies, patient groups, treatment centres, and research institutes to create more effective, efficient, and equitable cancer care across Europe.

On behalf of our member societies and patient advocacy groups, the European Cancer Organisation convenes interested stakeholders in its ten Focused Topic Networks: Prevention; Early Detection and Screening; HPV Action; Health Systems and Treatment Optimisation; Quality Cancer Care; Survivorship and Quality of Life; Digital Health; Inequalities; Workforce; the Impact of the War in Ukraine in Cancer; and the Impact of Covid-19 on Cancer.

Examples of our expertise can be found in various EU-funded projects that the we are coordinating presently, including INTERACT-EUROPE, PROTECT-EUROPE and smartCARE; as well as other initiatives such as The European Cancer Pulse, Young Cancer Professionals and Parliamentarians for Cancer Action.


Norbert Couespel

Senior Coordinator, Policy Research & EU Projects

I am a trained immunologist with expertise and interest in health science, research, policy and advocacy.Working as Policy and Research Officer at the European Cancer Organisation, my primary role in the project is to coordinate ECO’s participation through WP8.

Richard Delahay

Communications Officer

I am a Communication Officer at the European Cancer Organisation in Brussels. My main role in the project will be to support the communications and dissemination of the activities.

Marion L’Hôte

Policy Officer - Survivorship & Quality of Life

I am a Political Scientist, specialised in European institutions and governance. My interest being in health and mental health policymaking at the EU level, I joined the European Cancer Organisation as a Policy Officer. I will notably be supporting ECO’s role in Work Package 8 of the project.

Nora Lorenzo i Sunyer

Policy Research and EU Projects Team Member

I am a certified nutritionist and dietitian and after my master’s in public health, I joined the Policy Research and EU Projects Team at the European Cancer Organisation. I am supporting ECO’s role in the Dissemination work package (WP8) of the project.

Nela Osmanovic

ACOE and Projects Officer

I am an accreditation and projects officer with an interest in patient related projects and supporting a continuous effort to create opportunities and advance patient care in Europe. I will be supporting ECO’s role in the WP8 of the project.