The EU Beating Cancer Plan and the key role for harm reduction

An online debate hosted by MEP Maria Spyraki and brought to you by The Parliament Magazine and Spyros Pappas, Attorney at Law and a former Director General at the European Commission.

Non-communicable diseases share common risk factors such as smoking, pollution, alcohol consumption and unhealthy diets. However, all of these can be addressed by embracing a harm reduction approach. This webinar will look at how the EU Beating Cancer Plan can be a major opportunity to tackle non-communicable diseases by adopting a harm reduction strategy as a key part of it.


15:00 | Opening Address by MEP Maria Spyraki

15:10 | Speakers’ presentations

  • Christos Stylianides, former European Commissioner for Crisis Management
  • Emma Calvert, Food Policy Officer at BEUC - The European Consumer Organisation
  • Prof Hendrik Van Poppel, Adjunct Secretary General of the European Association of Urology (EUA)
  • Konstantinos Poulas, Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Immunology, Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras

15:40 | Q&A moderated by Spyros Pappas

16:15 | Event close

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Date & time
16 October 2020 – 15:00 - 16:15