Who are we?

The Cancer Support Group (CSG) means a bunch of dedicated colleagues who are ready to help.  Should you need them, you can always find somebody at the end of the line on the CSG hotline (ext. 80741) or by email at cancer-support@ec.europa.eu. The service is available during working hours, but it is not unusual to have someone picking up the phone late in the evening or answer an email late at night.

The group can support you in many ways in a confidential and respectful manner. We can help you find answers to questions of which some might be more sensitive or difficult than others. We can help you with the administrative procedures for reimbursement or recognition of a serious illness. Our volunteers also accompany patients (on request) to the clinic and support them during the convalescence. If needed we can help book medical appointments or for a second opinion.

But first of all we are someone to talk to when times are difficult, or support you go back to the office after a long sick leave (see our coaching options). We offer wellbeing workshops, organise conferences, guide you in the exploration of new ways of exploring your emotions and reality: creative dance, kundalini yoga, ludic & creative activities, family yoga – check our events page for future activities.

Starting with August 3 we will open our room in Rue Joseph II 54 to colleagues who cant to meet and exchange. If interested to attend, you can drop us an email or just pop up!

Our activities are financed by a small subsidy received from the European Commission (4000 euros in 2017) and donations, fundraising activities like cake sales, books/CD/DVD sales that allow us to offer our activities free of charge to our members and to colleagues in the European institutions in general.

Do you have a question? Do you need us? Do you want to become a member and/or volunteer for our activities? Email us and we’ll explain how to proceed.