This petition is run by the European Cervical Cancer Association with the support of the International Union Against Cancer, the Association of European Cancer Leagues and the European Cancer Organisation.

STOP Cervical Cancer in Europe

Every year in Europe, 60,000 women develop and 30,000 women die from cervical cancer. Effective, organised cervical cancer screening can prevent up to 80% of cervical cancers. New technologies, if properly implemented within organised programmes, have the potential to reduce cervical cancer rates even further and prevent almost every case of this disease in Europe.

We, the undersigned, call upon the European Parliament, the European Commission and all national governments of Europe to:

1. Work together to implement effective cervical cancer prevention programmes in compliance with the recommendations of the Council of the European Union and the European Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Cervical Cancer Screening.

2. Support the establishment of public health education programmes to ensure that all women are aware of the importance of cervical cancer prevention and take full advantage of the services that are available to them.

3. Facilitate the exchange of best practice between the countries of Europe so that all can benefit from the world-class expertise that exists within Europe.

4. Support independent research to establish the most appropriate means to implement new screening methods and vaccination against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) to ensure the greatest reductions in cervical cancer across Europe.

5. Recognise and support the essential role played by charities, non-governmental organisations, patient support groups and volunteers in the ongoing reduction of cervical cancer in Europe..

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