Message from the President
What is the OECI
NEWS & EVENTS
MESSAGE FROM OECI PRESIDENT July 2021
Looking back to this period marked by hardship, limitations and fear, we realise that the COVID-19 emergency has challenged our health care systems like never before, putting our resilience to test every day. However, positivity must be sought even in the darkest of times and we are proud to say that this has also been a time when all the health care workers across the wide OECI network cooperated tirelessly.
WHAT IS THE OECI
The “Organisation of European Cancer Institutes” is a non-governmental, no-profit legal Entity established in 1979 to promote greater cooperation among European Cancer Centres and Institutes.
Its founders designed a structure aimed at promoting efficient partnership across Europe, notwithstanding its linguistic barriers and traditional care and research heterogeneity.
The OECI is a network
The activity of the OECI is based on a structure where the Accreditation&Designation Programme, the Working Groups and the Communication and Dissemination Activity cooperate in order to improve quality in Cancer Care and Research, whilst fostering exchange amongst its Members and promoting partnership between Cancer Institutes and Patient Associations
Following Professor Z. Maricic and Professor I. Padovan’s invitation, a meeting amongst some of the Directors of European Cancer Institutes was convened in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, on 14th May 1979. Under the chairmanship of the then President of the UICC, Professor Umberto Veronesi, and despite significant political, economic and linguistic differences existing in Europe, the Organisation