Communication Working Group

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Next meeting

The next face-to-face meeting of the Communication Working Group will be held on 18 January 2019, in Lisbon, Portugal.

Communication WG members:

This working group (WG) currently consists of the following persons:

  • Johan de Munter (Chair), Belgium
  • Kristina Olausson (Chair), Sweden
  • Graça Braz, Portugal
  • Maria Dias, Portugal
  • Manuela Eicher, Switzerland
  • Paz Fernández-Ortega, Spain
  • Stylianos Katsaragakis, Greece
  • Helen Oswald, UK
  • Mary Tanay, UK
  • Sara Torcato Parreira, Portugal
  • Eugenia Trigoso Arjona, Spain
  • Joanna Tsatsou, Greece
  • Charlotte Weston, UK

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.


The objectives of the working group are:

  • To help inform membership, key stakeholders and other constituents regarding EONS activity and business using different media
  • To develop a strong working relationship with EONS National Member Societies and all key cancer organisations and agencies across Europe and Internationally
  • To encourage members to share knowledge and activities relating to aspects of communication as to further best practice
  • To support the EONS membership survey and to analyse the data and feedback in relation to communication and information processes. To respond to membership feedback, comments and suggestions. To make changes as appropriate
  • To work closely in partnership with the advocacy working group looking at how the cancer nurse voice is communicated at a strategic and policy level
  • To develop EONS’ social media footprint using different tools and enablers
  • To assess annually the effectiveness of EONS’ different media (website, newsletter, magazine etc.) and to report value to the board
  • To develop tools and strategies for communicating with key demographic groups (young cancer nurses / international cancer nursing societies / academic providers etc.)

The working group ambition is to develop systems that support the development of EONS through direct and indirect feedback from the clinical community.