The Vice-Chair, Michelle Turner, highlighted its potential to improve preventive strategies and policies
15 March 2018
True to one of the OMEGA-NET Project goals that is fostering an active dialogue with stakeholders at national, regional and international levels, the Vice Chair Michelle Turner presented this Horizon 2020 COST Action at the latest meeting of MEPs Against Cancer (MAC), on 6 March, in Brussels.
“We are focussing on high priority science and policy issues affecting large proportions of the population”
“The work of OMEGA-NET is so important as we seek to coordinate research on occupation and health on a large scale and that we are focussing on high priority science and policy issues affecting large proportions of the population,” says Turner. Actually, this project includes healthy ageing and work participation, working hours and shift work, and occupational skin diseases including skin cancer due to UV exposure among others.
In order to address the challenges faced by the EU, the MEPs Against Cancer (MAC) work together in order to improve cancer control and prevention in Europe and collaborate with the European Commission, the Council and other relevant organisations to reduce cancer incidence by 15% by 2020.