CRaNE : Joint Action on EU Network of Comprehensive Cancer Centres

Work Programme : EU4Health

Type of Action : Joint Action

Budget : 3 749 997.87 euro (80% co-funding)

Project duration : 01 November 2022 - 31 October 2024 (24 months)

Lead Coordinator : NIJZ, Slovenia

Contact :, Régine Kiasuwa Mbengi (WP4 Sustainability)

Website : under construction

Domain / Area : Care & Care organisation, Quality of Life, Inequalities

Main objectives

The CraNE Joint Action is proposed for funding in response to the flagship number 5 of the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, which defines that the European Commission will establish by 2025, an EU Network linking recognised National Comprehensive Cancer Centres (CCCs) in every Member State.

In order to facilitate the establishment of such an EU Network, CraNE will prepare the necessary preconditions, administrative, professional, and those related to high-quality performance.  This is necessary to facilitate both the integration of the existing CCCs as well as to support the Member States who still need to develop and certify such centres.

The CraNE JA will also provide an assessment on sustainability and feasibility as well as link the development of an EU Network of CCCs and CCCs in individual Member States to the development of national and regional CCCNs. This way, the existing organisational and functional models of cancer care will be taken into account and incorporated into the proposed solution.



  • 25 partners


  • WP1 : Coordination (NIJZ, Slovenia)
  • WP2 : Evaluation (1ST YPE, Greece)
  • WP3 : Communication and dissemination (IOCN, Roumania)
  • WP4 : Sustainability (SC, Belgium)
  • WP5 : The EU Network of Comprehensive Cancer Centres: composition, governance, joining process, and functioning (INCA, France)
  • WP6 : Organization of comprehensive, high-quality cancer care in Comprehensive Cancer Care Networks (CCCNs) (ACC, Italy)
  • WP7 : Framework and criteria to enable the implementation of Comprehensive Cancer Centres within an EU Network (DKG, Germany)
  • WP8 : Equitable access to high-quality care and research: networks in the context of CCCs (ICO, Spain)

EBCP Flagships

  • F5. EU Network linking recognised National Comprehensive Cancer Centres in all Member States by 2025


  • A4. Ensuring access to high standards in cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • A5. Improving the quality of life for cancer patients and survivors
  • A6. Reducing cancer inequalities across the EU

Link to Cancer Mission / recommendations

  • R10: Set up a network of Comprehensive Cancer Infrastructures within and across all EU Member States to increase quality of research and care


  • Networks
  • Expertise
  • Cancer


Autres projets

ECHoS : Establishing of Cancer Mission Hubs: Networks and Synergies

Haute Autorité de la Santé (France) : Soutien à l'introduction du dépistage HPV

EU-TOPIA : “TOwards imProved screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer In All of EUrope”

Centre for Disease Control (USA) : Mises à jour des revues systématiques

PREHDICT : Health-economic modelling of PREvention strategies for Hpv-related DIseases in European CounTries

CoheaHr : Comparing health services interventions for the prevention of HPV-related cancer

HPV OncoPredict (Horizon 2020)

Unité Epidémiologie Cancer HPV OncoPredict (Horizon 2020)


Unité Epidémiologie Cancer Triage HPV AUSTRALIA

PERCH : PartnERship to Contrast HPV

Unité Epidémiologie Cancer PERCH : PartnERship to Contrast HPV

Healthy Cloud : Health Research & Innovation Cloud

GDI : Genomic Data Infrastructure

European Health Data Space GDI : Genomic Data Infrastructure

CAN.HEAL, Building the EU Cancer and Public Health Genomics : Action grants for ‘Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment for All’ including ‘Genomic for Public Health’

JANE : Joint Action on European Networks of Expertise

CanScreen-ECIS : Strengthening Cancer Screening data collection to update European Cancer Information System and improve quality and coverage of cancer screening programmes in Europe : A Coordination and Support Action to prepare platform


eCAN : Joint Action on strengthening ehealth including telemedicine and remote monitoring for health care systems for cancer prevention and care

B1MG : B1+M Genomes