A role for patients and citizens
A two-ways interaction with patients and citizens
4.UNCAN.eu endorses the objective of EU Missions “to reconnect citizens with the European Union by inspiring and empowering them to improve their lives and those of others”. Challenges and programmes will be selected in close interaction with cancer patient advocacy groups to integrate European citizens’ and cancer patients and families’ expectations to the proposed agenda. Integrating patients’ and citizens’ expectations in the definition of the portfolio of research and innovation actions will allow fine-tuning research aims.
Disseminate cancer research results
In turn, UNCAN.eu will promote the dissemination of cancer research results among young European citizens to encourage more virtuous lifestyles, decreasing disease individual, societal and economic burden, while reducing discrimination towards cancer patients.
Explore the living lab concept
The CSA will explore the “living Lab” research concept (defined as user-centred, open innovation ecosystems), in collaboration with the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL), the international federation of benchmarked Living Labs in Europe and worldwide. In the context of “4.UNCAN.eu”, such a living lab could bridge users, i.e., citizens and cancer patients, with academic research networks and infrastructures as well as private companies to adapt and scale-up research projects and speed up open innovation ecosystems and business.