Who are we

The idea was born with Sarunas Narbutas, the president of the Lithuanian cancer society, a cancer survivor, and Shajjad and Katie Rizvi, founders of Little People, an award winning, Eastern European cancer charity. Together they created the Youth Cancer Europe foundation that incorporates youth cancer networks across Europe.

Why Youth Cancer Europe?

The stark realisation that while Europe is awash with cancer organisations and patient forums, yet there is nothing that is specifically youth driven, youth inspired and youth oriented, an organisation that is the bridge between childhood can adult cancer patients, across tumour types and speaks the language of teenagers and young adults.

What we do

Meet, Talk, Plan, Share, Lobby, Engage, Fight, Stand up for the rights of youth cancer patients across Europe, highlighting great examples of good practice from local networks to inspire, create and strengthen youth cancer networks in countries that have little or no voice.

Youth Cancer Europe is a start-up, we’re on page-one! We want to write, and have an idea how this book needs to read out, but we need your input and your ideas to make sure Youth Cancer Europe covers all elements of the story. Join our network today

To test the idea, in December 2014 a meeting was held with youth representatives from across Europe giving youth survivors the chance to voice how they see things and what they want done. And here is what the participants have said: