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europacolon - Belgium

  • europacolon Belgium was launched March 2009
  • The focus will be action based and bottom-up communication
  • Website launched -
  • Launch press conference held in EU Parliament


U G Colon (europacolon - Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Association of Citizens Colon
  • Established in 2009
  • Website -
    Media activity - three television interviews, two radio interviews and printed media
  • Activity around the Manifesto for life
  • Launched a film on the ‘The Patient Journey through Diagnosis and Treatment and the Psychosocial Impact of Living with Colorectal Cancer'
  • March 2011 saw the launch of the ‘Do You Ignore the Signs?' Campaign


europacolon - España (Spain)

  • europacolon - España launched in November 2006
  • Website launched:
  • The new organisation conducted the first ever Public Colorectal Cancer Survey with the results launched at a press briefing
  • europacolon España has taken all opportunities to increase the organisations visibility
  • europacolon Espana has joined five different scientific societies -Asociación Española de Gastroenterología (AEG), Sociedad Española de Epidemiología (SEE), Sociedad Española de Medicina de Familia y Comunitaria (semFYC), Sociedad Española de Oncología Médica (SEOM) and Sociedad Española de Oncología Radioterápica (SEOR
  • Launched new booklet called ‘Most Frequent Questions about CRC'
  • europacolon España translated the Manifesto for life and sent to journalists along with a press release, a summary of the document and the Manifesto form life (pdf format)
  • A request for support for the Manifesto for life was sent by the President of europacolon Espana to Spanish representatives at the European Parliament along with Health Chancellors in every Spanish
  • Met with representatives from the Chamber of Deputies to discuss the current issues surrounding colorectal cancer in Spain
  • Along with the Tejerina Foundation, facilitated a seminar about  colorectal cancer and health at work
  • Held a debate on: Prevention of Colorectal Cancer:  Nurses Involvement
  • europacolon – Espana facilitated a debate about “Prevention of CRC in Spain” in the Scientific Research Centre supported by the Spanish Health Ministry
  • 330 pieces of media coverage


europacolon - Hrvatska (Croatia)

  • europacolon-Hrvatska launched in November 2008
  • Website launched
  • Series of introductory lectures to oncology, surgical and GI departments of main oncology hospitals in Croatia. Supported and presented by europacolon members and doctors


europacolon - Magyarország (Hungary - You Can Recover)

  • Magyarország (Hungary - You Can Recover) established in December 2006
  • Website launched:
  • europacolon - Magyarország strategically planned and developed colorectal cancer support clubs in many of the oncology centres in Hungary


europacolon - Polska (Poland)

  • Established in October 2007
  • Website launched:
  • A National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Survey was conducted in the months leading up to March 2008 by GFK Polonia
  • Central Warsaw awareness event 27-29 March 2009 widely covered by media


EuropaColon Portugal

  • EuropaColon Portugal established in September 2006
  • Website launched:
  • Facebook group established
  • Website forum launch 2010
  • In 2006 the organisation launched a National Helpline for patients and non-patients, mostly for those with questions related with symptoms, prevention and colorectal cancer called Linha de Apoio (+351 (0) 808200199)


europacolon - Slovenija (Slovenia)

  • europacolon - Slovenija established in November 2007


europacolon - Slovensko (Slovakia)

  • europacolon Slovensko established in May 2007
  • Website launched:
  • Providing and financing a free 'Info-line' Infolinka +451 (0)800 800 183 for the citizens of Slovakia
  • Awareness raising in 2009 - in the media, many TV and radio programmes, plus newspaper and magazine articles 
  • Launch and providing of screening pilot. This involves sending the FOBT to homes, within European gudelines
  • This pilot is held in cooperation with chef MD of National screening programme, and so in cooperation with the Minister of health, President of Slovak dpt WHO, President of Slovak onkolog.comp, patients, MDs, members and speakers of europacolon Slovakia. 
  • Psychological support through workshops and self-helps groups

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