Collaboration with stakeholders is at the heart of the work of WHO/Europe. The ultimate focus of WHO partnerships is to add value and maximize support to countries, at regional and country levels.

Work on preventing cancer spans various focus areas within WHO/Europe including nutrition, physical activity, air quality and socioeconomic determinants. Collaboration on these and other related areas has been established with institutions such as:

  • European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC)
  • European Commission
  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
  • Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • World Bank
  • nongovernmental organizations.

WHO/Europe continues to explore opportunities for new strategic partnerships, based on shared health values and objectives.

WHO collaborating centres

WHO/Europe also works with more than 9 collaborating centres dedicated to issues directly related to cancer. The WHO collaborating centres form part of an institutional collaborative network set up by WHO to support its technical work at the country, regional and global levels.