Event Report:

Stakeholder Meeting on Improving Access to Cancer Screening & Prevention among People Experiencing Homelessness in Europe: The CANCERless Project

Irfan Lone


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On March 19, 2024, the European Federation of National Organisations working with
the Homeless (FEANTSA) convened a stakeholder meeting in the framework of the
CANCERless.EU project at the European Parliament in Brussels. The gathering aimed
to address the critical issue of cancer screening and prevention among individuals
experiencing homelessness across Europe. The meeting was hosted my Mr. Stelios
Kypouropolis (MEP, Greece), bringing together experts, policymakers, and
representatives from the social, health, and cancer communities to discuss strategies
for improving access to essential healthcare services.

The meeting paved a unique opportunity to highlight the core of “Europe’s Beating
Cancer Plan”, focusing in particular on its Equity pillar, an issue of great importance to
the CANCERless.EU project and Europe’s vision of a “Cancer Free Europe”.
Emphasising the rights-based approach to social and health care justice for people
experiencing homelessness, this stakeholder gathering also spotlighted first-hand,
evidence-based information on a range of unique barriers in health/cancer care and
highlighted the need to address them.