Call for applications in the ECL youth ambassadors programme for the European code against cancer 2021 (Ages 18-35)


Are you a youth leader, passionate about public health and willing to make a change in cancer prevention? 

Then apply for ECL’s programme to become a Youth Ambassador for the European Code Against Cancer.

Application Deadline: April 4 2021

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  • Each Youth Ambassador is a volunteer advocate for the ECAC.
  •  They receive training and support from ECL, access to key events and policy discussions relating to cancer prevention, as well as the opportunity to engage with fellow peers and experts from the field. 
  • Every year, ECL organises a 3-days summer school to provide training and facilitate the exchange of ideas between Youth Ambassadors.


Students, young professionals or volunteers with a passion for advocacy, communication and health promotion are welcome to join the team. The ideal candidate:

  • The programme is open to anyone aged 18-35 years old and residing in a country belonging to the WHO European Region. Applicants do not have to be citizens  of these countries, but must be studying, working, or volunteering there at the time of their application and for the whole duration of their 5 years mandate.
  •  Applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English (minimum CEFR Level B2) to be able to have meaningful interactions with fellow YAs,  ECL Secretariat and stakeholders at the international level.
  • Must be interested in advocacy, research, event management and/or communication.
  • Willing to dedicate a few hours of their time every week to promote the ECAC and build long lasting connections with young activists across the region.

What does a Youth Ambassador do?

Youth Ambassadors have access to a wide range of advocacy and event management tools in support of their initiatives. 

There are four areas of impact that the Ambassadors can partake in next to developing their individual actions: research, 

advocacy, event management and communication. Each member is expected to deliver a range of actions, including but not limited to:

  • Organising and delivering presentations, promotion events, trainings, conferences and/or workshops
  • Promoting the ECAC on social media and traditional media 
  • Attending the annual Summer School
  • Meeting with cancer leagues, decision-makers and other influential stakeholders in the cancer community to promote the ECAC

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About the ECL youth ambassadors programme

The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) is a Brussels-based European umbrella organisation of 29 national and regional cancer societies in the extended European region. Founded in 1980, ECL has been providing an exclusive platform for cancer leagues to exchange best practices and  collaborate with their international peers in the areas of cancer prevention, tobacco control, access to medicines and patient support, and creating opportunities to advocate for these issues at the EU level.

Key Dates and Order of Program

Application deadline is April 4 2021.

Priority is given to applicants from countries without an existing Youth Ambassador, especially those from member states of the European Union.

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