What is an Ambassador?
Ambassadors are youth cancer survivors participating in the network who communicate the project objectives and disseminate the project results to stakeholders in their Member State. They are an integral part of EU-CAYAS-NET and participate in project activities, such as Peer Visits, Guidelines Workshops, focus group discussions, etc. Network Ambassadors also connect the network with new survivors and other stakeholders to build the community and generally promote the project.
Who can become an ambassador?
People can join the EU-CAYAs-NET program as an Ambassador if they.
- Have been diagnosed with cancer in childhood (0 – 18 years of age) or young adulthood (up to 39 years of age).
- Are willing to speak about the activities of the EU-CAYAs-NET at external events and share posts on social media.
- Speak English at the intermediate level (minimum).
- Are involved in a national/regional network (not mandatory).
- Are able to think and reflect upon the aims of the EU-CAYAs-NET from a lived experience point of view.
The Ambassador Training Event
To ensure that Ambassadors really do have all the knowledge they need for their work at their fingertips, the EU-CAYAS-NET project offers its own Ambassador training courses, covering different subject areas during the project.
The second ambassador training course takes place at the end of November 23, this time in Vienna. We are covering various topics:
- Survivors’ quality of life issues (transition, long-term follow-up care, mental health, education and career support)
- AYA Care
- Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
- Patient Advocacy
- Peer Support
- Guideline Workshop
… and of course, the most important thing: having fun with an ever-growing community and making new friends!