European Cancer Patient Coalition

The European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) is the largest European cancer patients’ umbrella organisation. Established in 2003 with over 450 members from 47 countries, the ECPC is the voice of the European cancer community, uniquely representing the interests of all cancer patient groups, from the most common to the rarest forms of cancer.

Antonella Cardone

Antonella Cardone is the Director of the European Cancer Patient Coalition. She has over twenty years of international activity in health, social and employment sectors. Prior to ECPC, Antonella was the Executive Director of the Fit for Work Global Alliance, a multi-stakeholder coalition championing change in health and work policy. She also worked with the European Multiple Sclerosis Platform, a patient organisation, on the "Ready for Work" project. She was previously Director of the Global Smoke free Partnership of the American Cancer Society, leading a movement of over 100 members among civil society, universities, and ministries of health to coordinate the development of smoke-free laws in 40 countries. Antonella has managed over 40 large EU co-funded projects across all EU member states. She holds a Master‘s in Business Administration and a master’s in science. Antonella Cardone will be responsible for the supervision of the project’s implementation.

Klevisa Ceka

Klevisa Ceka is Junior Health and Research Project Officer in ECPC. She participates in several European Union’s Research and Innovation framework programmes, helps maintain an overview of the projects’ progress and financial expenditures and ensures the dissemination of project-related work and the timely delivery of obligations and commitments. Klevisa worked as EU Project Manager in Brussels and prior to that she was an Event Manager and Marketing Support in Madrid. Klevisa studied Law at the University of Bologna and finalized her Master in International Business in Madrid. She attended also a summer course in Policy Advisory and Proejct Consultancy in Brussels.

Paulína Gono

Paulína Gono is the Partnerships and Communications Officer at the European Cancer Patient Coalition. She has more than 5 years working experience with the media, public affairs and event organisation. Previous positions include the Slovak Liaison Office for Research and Development, LYMEC, EUFAMI. Paulina has a background in journalism, she studied journalism at Comenius University in Bratislava. Paulina Gono is responsible for the communication and dissemination actions of the tasks assigned to ECPC.

Monica De Vetter

Monica De Vetter is ECPC Office Manager. She holds a degree in Business Management and Administration and a BA in Modern Languages and she has over 15 years of relevant experience in operations management of the office, covering all activities related to financial management, accounting policies and HR procedures from payroll to staff development as well as office administration. Prior to joining ECPC, Monica served as Head of Finance and HR for an organization within the environmental sector.