Best Practices tackling Social Inequalities in Cancer Prevention

The iPAAC Joint Action brought together 24 European countries and 44 partners whose main objectives are to implement innovative approaches to cancer control. The iPAAC Joint Action is coordinated by the National Institute of Public Health Slovenia (NIJZ); further information on iPAAC can be obtained by visiting the official website (

In the field of cancer prevention and population-based screening programmes, the project aims to strengthen the principles of the European Code against Cancer (ECAC) as well as to optimise population screening programmes by integrating social equality as a crucial crosscutting issue. In this light, iPAAC partner FISABIO (Fundació per al Foment de la Investigació Sanitaria I Biomèdica de la Comunitat Valenciana) launched in 2019 a Contest of Best Practices tackling social inequalities in cancer prevention, including both health promotion and cancer screening programmes. The aim of this contest was to:

  • Identify and compile relevant European experiences,
  • Disseminate them among European countries in order to promote and facilitate their implementation in different health systems and services,
  • Contribute to the exchange and replication of best practices on equality in cancer prevention.

This initiative adds to the efforts undertaken by the European Commission in preventing and managing non-communicable diseases through a good-practice-sharing approach, focusing exclusively and specifically on cancer prevention and screening, from the perspective of social inequalities.

Find the contest report here.

More information about the contest and the best practices is available here.

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