EU Commission - DG SANTE

The European Commission Directorate-General Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) has the policy leadership on the EU health related policies aiming to protect and improve public health. 

DG SANTE takes forward several initiatives on cancer, among those, ECIBC. 

ECIBC is carried on with a focus on scientific evidence and long term sustainability, building upon a platform bringing together a wide range of actors at EU level in a transparent way.

The Commission expert group on Cancer Control is a forum for Member States and stakeholders to provide input into cancer policy development at EU level. The Group regularly reviews the development of ECBIC in order to guarantee the full compatibility and coordination of the Initiative with the overall EU policy on cancer.

JRC Healthcare Quality Team

JRC coordinates the technical and scientific aspects of the work ensuring synchronisation of all the initiative’s objectives. JRC also provides the outsourced supports, the collaborating tools and logistics for the ECIBC working groups and other involved stakeholders. JRC also ensures appropriate communication with other EC services or working/expert groups in areas relevant for the project.

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Donata Lerda

Donata Lerda

Healthcare Quality Group leader

Born in 1962, graduated in Chemistry in 1987. Worked in the Public Health Administration in Italy for more than 20 years and started working in the EC-JRC in 2007 and for the ECIBC in 2012.

She's expert in quality assurance, accreditation, auditing and management of networks; she also has a deep knowledge of the European Commission working rules.

She coordinates the European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer.

Last update: 2016