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New members wanted

If you would enjoy helping to ensure that EONS’ voice is heard in the right places, the EONS Advocacy Working Group is looking for YOU!

Have you considered being part of a group that ensures that the interests of cancer nurses are communicated at a strategic and policy level? If so, please apply for one of the three seats available on the EONS Advocacy Working Group.

Applicants should submit a CV and a letter explaining why you want to join the group to Mariska Mooijekind, Working Groups Manager at

The deadline for applications has been extended to Friday 27 April. Membership of the EONS Working Groups lasts for two years and can be renewed twice (to a maximum of six years).

Next meeting

The next face-to-face meeting of the Advocacy Working Group will be held on 17 May 2018, in Brussels, Belgium.

Advocacy WG members:

  • Patrick Crombez, EONS Board Member (Chair), Belgium
  • Aoife McNamara (Chair), Ireland
  • Graça Braz, Portugal
  • Sidsel Dragsbæk Holm, Denmark
  • Halldóra Hálfdánardóttir, Iceland
  • Merel van Klinken, the Netherlands
  • Helen Pearson, UK
  • Theologia Tsitsi, Cyprus
  • Helena Ullgren, Sweden
  • Emma Woodford, UK (Observer)

Membership of the group lasts for two years, for both Working Group members and Chairs. Membership may be renewed twice. Membership of a Working Group therefore lasts for a maximum of 6 years.

Objectives of the working group

The objectives of the working group are to:

  • develop an EONS regulatory/policy strategy; prioritising activities that support the EONS strategy.
  • represent the views of cancer nurses in the European policy/regulatory arena.
  • engage with other NGOs, governments etc. in a prioritised manner (stakeholder relationship management plan).
  • work together with stakeholders on relevant policy/regulatory issues that link to the EONS strategy.
  • develop EONS position statements and opinions in areas that support the EONS strategy.
  • work in close partnership with the Communication Working Group, looking at how the cancer nurse voice is communicated at a strategic and policy level and how EONS represents itself, its work, and its members visually. Particular attention will be paid to how the membership voice is listened to and heard.