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The European Parliament isn’t alone in working on issues that you care about. Organisations all over Europe play an important role in making sure citizens' voices are heard and their views defended. Do you want to know more about what they do? Would you like to get involved with an organisation, attend one of their events, or join forces for a campaign? Discover all of them here”.
The European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO)
Founded in 1981, the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) supports its members in advancing the science and practice of surgical oncology for the benefit of cancer patients, to be achieved through a range of activities related to education, research, advocacy, and leadership in multidisciplinary care.
Today, ESSO has more than 4000 members in Europe and beyond, influencing the visibility of surgical oncology in Europe with its global network of surgical professionals and organizations.
ESSO develops standards of care for cancer patients through its core values, as well as its activities in the field of education, homogenisation of skills, quality healthcare and ultimately qualification. ESSO's annual congress is the biggest congress in surgical oncology in Europe, offering an effective platform for surgeons to discuss the latest topics and future trends within the surgical oncology community.
ESSO supports continued professional development by facilitating the education of both young and experienced surgical oncologists through the organisation of interactive courses, webinars, training fellowships, exams and workshops on specific tumour types and surgical techniques around Europe.
ESSO generates research project ideas that are prospective, high-quality and feasible and then collaborates with clinical research operators for their implementation. Through its monthly scientific Journal, the Journal of Cancer Surgery (EJSO), ESSO aims to educate and inform about the many subspecialty disciplines of cancer surgery.
ESSO is dedicated to strengthening relationships with national surgical oncology societies, European organisations active in the field of cancer, and patient advocate groups, using social, economic, and legislative instruments to promote optimal surgical cancer care to cancer patients. ESSO’s surgical trainee members are also supported by ESSO’s Young Surgeon and Alumni Club (EYSAC) which forward the next generation of surgical oncologists. ESSO is committed to raising the profile and setting the highest standards of cancer surgery, to enhance and improve comprehensively the quality of cancer care. ESSO influences both cancer service developments working within nations and across Europe and healthcare policy priorities.© ESSO
© BPW Europe
BPW stands for Business and Professional Women. BPW aim is Equal opportunities and status for women in the economic, civil and political life. BPW Europe is a co-funding member of EWL, European Women Lobby. Learn more about BPW at https://www.bpw-europe.org/. EU Transparency Register: 836392015840-91© BPW Europe
Equal Pay Day
Women’s accounts are in the red – In the European Union, the average Gender Pay Gap is 16 per cent (comparison between hourly salaries). Women above 65 are the most at risk of falling into poverty, as they earned less and also have lower pensions as a result. The BPW federations and associate clubs of Europe have been running the Equal Pay Day campaign for the past ten years and will continue to do so in the coming years.© BPW Europe
© Eurogroup for Animals
Eurogroup for Animals
Eurogroup for Animals represents over eighty animal protection organisations in almost all EU Member States, the UK, Switzerland, Serbia, Norway, Montenegro, Kosovo, and Australia. Since its foundation in 1980, the organisation has succeeded in encouraging the EU to adopt higher legal standards for animal protection. Eurogroup for Animals reflects public opinion through its members and has both the scientific and technical expertise to provide authoritative advice on issues relating to animal protection. We also provide the secretariat for the European Parliament's Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals. Eurogroup for Animals is a founding member of the World Federation for Animals which unites the animal protection movement at the global level.© Eurogroup for Animals
Fur Free Europe
Animals on fur farms live in intense confinement and they suffer from self-mutilation, infected wounds, missing limbs and cannibalism. Fur farming contravenes even the most basic concept of animal welfare. The European Citizens’ Initiative “Fur Free Europe” calls on the EU to: - Ban fur farms - Ban farmed fur products from the European market Act now, sign for a #FurFreeEurope© Fur Free Europe