04/23: The new EU project CCI4EU gets started
On 1 May 2023 the new EU project „Comprehensive Cancer Infrastructure for the European Union“ (CCI4EU) will officially start. The project is funded under the Horizon Europe Mission Cancer.
CCI4EU has a duration of 36 months and has the following overall objectives:
- Support EU Member States and associated countries in developing or improving existing or future Comprehensive Cancer Infrastructures (CCIs).
- Promote research innovation and digital capacity building in cancer care.
- Ensure that 90% of cancer patients are treated in CCIs by 2030 (according to one of the four main action areas of the European Plan to Fight Cancer).
The project is coordinated by the Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI). The project network consists of 55 partners, including major European cancer organisations, cancer centres and other representatives from all EU Member States and several associated countries.
The German Cancer Society takes the lead of Work Package 2 „Definition of criteria for Comprehensive Cancer Infrastructures (CCIs) using a CCI maturity model (CCI-MM)“. The aim of Work Package 2 is to develop, in collaboration with other stakeholders and partners, a joint understanding, definition and scope of CCIs along with a set of criteria to assess and improve CCIs in all member states. The defined quality criteria will be embedded in a maturity model which will be the contextual backdrop to assess CCI maturity and to develop tailored interventions to increase the individual CCIs maturity level.