The consortium is made up of 11partners, 4 research partners, 2 public authorities (one of the social services and the other one of health), 2 NGOs, 1 Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) and 2 Non-profit International Networks. CANCERLESS partners have been chosen to ensure the full coverage of scientific, practical, social and technical competences. We gather the perspectives and experiences of different professionals necessary to develop comprehensive research, approaches, and protocols related to cancer prevention provision and policy making.

Thus, all the knowledge necessary to successfully execute the project is adequately covered by different types of actors:

  • Researchers and academics provide CANCERLESS with a rich platform of academic excellence and innovation.
  • Public authorities are key actors in designing and implementing comprehensive care for the homeless population, offering a public authority approach from social services and Autonomous Health Services. In addition, they will collaborate in the integration of the Health Navigator Model, facilitating access to cancer screening services.
  • NGOs bring their experience with the most vulnerable groups in Greece and support the capacity building of services and professionals. Both ranges of experiences will be valuable in building a complete deployment experience.
  • The participating SME will offer its experience in communication and dissemination of I + i, which will be truly relevant for the exploitation strategy of the CANCERLESS exits.
  • Finally, the International Non-profit Networks will provide CANCERLESS with a vast network of organisations in the homeless field across Europe. It will be critical to achieving significant impact and outreach at the practice level.


Medical University of Vienna (MUV) is one of Europe’s oldest medical training and research facilities with a history spanning over 650 years. Today, MUV is the largest medical training institute in the German-speaking world, with about 8000 students and over 5750 researchers. Comprising 26 university clinics, 2 clinical institutes, 12 academic medical centres, and numerous highly specialised laboratories, it is one of the most important cutting-edge institutes in Europe for biomedical research.

CANCERLESS primary aim is cancer prevention. Thus, MUV will provide extensive expertise on different approaches to evaluation, ensuring a high-quality evaluation of the health interventions implemented at the four pilot sites.


Polibienestar Research Institute belongs to the University of Valencia (UVEG). Polibienestar-UVEG is composed of 38 senior and 18 junior researchers with national and European experience from nine different departments from the University of Valencia and six associated units. This allows to carry out interdisciplinary research, innovation and social technology, technical advice and training in health and social policies. Polibienestar also advises the Administration and private entities to design, plan, and implement health and social policies and services. To date, Polibienestar has participated and coordinated more than 40 R&D projects funded by Spanish Ministries and European programmes like the 6th and 7th Framework Programmes, the II and III Health Programmes, the AAL Programme, the Daphne III Programme, the Progress Programme, the ENPI CBCMED, the Youth in Action Programme, the Life Long Learning Programme, among others.

UVEG-Polibienestar will provide their expertise in public policies and, more specifically, intervention evaluation to perform a comprehensive evaluation of the Health Navigator Model at different levels.


Kveloce I+D+i is an SME specialised in the development, implementation and exploitation of R&D projects with more than 10 years of experience. The services offered by the company covers the following topics:

  • Management of R&D and innovation projects, individual or in collaboration
  • Knowledge management and business innovation processes
  • Definition and development of the Exploitation and Dissemination strategies within R&D projects
  • Social impact assessment (within research and innovation projects) including social acceptance
  • Citizen engagement strategies and co-creation methods

The geographic outreach of Kveloce I+D+i covers the European and international scope but the company is located in Spain, with branches in Valencia, Asturias and Madrid.

K-veloce I+D+i has strong expertise in activities addressed to SMEs and Research Centres; in particular, Kveloce I+D+i develops and implements courses and specific seminars and virtual and online learning platforms. Besides, the company is also involved in academic initiatives, participating and contributing with its expertise, for

example, to the EBT Master of Creation and Management of Technological Based Innovative Business, at the University of Valencia, and in the Master of Business Innovation of the Universidad Católica de Valencia.

For years, the company’s expertise in supporting research consortiums in different complementary activities (e.g. exploitation and dissemination, co-creation methodologies, impact assessment, policy recommendations) has been applied to various health and social or environmental innovation projects (see projects below).


The DGSSIS-CM is in charge of the design, development, planning, management, performance and evaluation of the social policies that belong to the competencies of the Community of Madrid, as the guidelines of the Ministry of Family and Social Policies at the Community of Madrid establish. All initiatives have the final objective of achieving better integration of the socially disadvantaged persons, alone or with their families. An important point is an integrated attention offered to vulnerable families of migrant origin, focusing on their rights protection, social and labour inclusion.


The DGSSIS-CM is responsible for:

  • promoting policies on social services concerning individuals and groups at risk of social exclusion, homeless, immigrants, ethnic minorities, lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender people, and other groups in socially vulnerable situations, as well as the actions derived from them;
  • planning, management, implementation and evaluation of social policies, according to the guidelines of the Regional Ministry of Family and Social Policies, in collaboration, where appropriate, with local governments and social organisations, and territorial coordination of Primary Care Social Services of the Community of Madrid and the implementation of services and programmes that are developed in this area;
  • the promotion, coordination and monitoring of the social emergency care;
  • the rise of social, cultural, sports and any other voluntary activity, as well as the social entrepreneurship;
  • the impulse of strategic planning for cooperation for development and the promotion of actions on humanitarian aid in collaboration with the countries receiving this support;
  • drawing up integration reports arising from immigration legislation and the coordination with state, regional and local administrations;
  • control and monitoring of concerted accommodation places for immigrants in particularly vulnerable situations.

The DGSSIS-CM is promoting actively intercultural dialogue and equal opportunities for all members of the society, based on tolerance, mutual respect and non-discrimination principles, targeting both the local and foreign population in the region.

The General Directorate of Social Services and Social Innovation at the Community of Madrid depends on Madrid’s general budgets (Regional Government).


Servicio Madrileño de Salud (SERMAS) is the administrative and management structure that integrates almost all public hospitals, primary care centres, emergency services, and every public health service of the Madrid Regional Public Health System. SERMAS is the legal representative (beneficiary) of the main public medical centre of the Madrid Regional Health System. Usually SERMAS delegates authority to each Research Foundation of the different hospitals and primary care directorate to manage the research actions on behalf of SERMAS. In this project, SERMAS is the legal representative and the European Projects Unit of the Fundación de Investigación e Innovación Biosanitaria de Atención Primaria (FIIBAP) will be the linked third party to

SERMAS (Article 14 Grant Agreement). This Foundation is a non-profit organisation whose goal is to promote the internationalisation of health-related research in Madrid Region. Their European Projects Unit comprises a multi-disciplinary team of well-experienced project managers and researchers able to provide support when required to SERMAS oncological experts on project management.


IFIC is a not-for-profit network incorporated as a Stichting in the Netherlands. IFIC’s mission is to cross organisational and professional boundaries to bring people

together to advance the science, knowledge and adoption of integrated care in policy and practice. IFIC seeks to achieve this by developing and exchanging ideas among academics, researchers, managers, care practitioners, policymakers, and people who use services alongside their carers and families throughout the world. A key focus of IFIC is to act as a research and knowledge exchange hub in partnership with its members and academic centres internationally and its involvement in EU-funded projects and commissions for example, from the World Bank and World Health Organisation. IFIC has recently provided technical support and capacity building to countries, regions and specific integrated care programmes through its Integrated Care Solutions initiative.


PRAKSIS is an independent Civil Society Non-Profitable Association. We plan and implement humanitarian and medical projects and informative campaigns on public health issues (STDs, Hep, HIV/AIDS) throughout the Greek territory. Our main goal is to eradicate social and economic exclusion of vulnerable social groups and defend their rights.

The 3 dimensions of our work consist of prevention, intervention/support, and Lobbying and Advocacy. PRAKSIS provides services and support regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, origin, ethnicity, political or religious beliefs.

Our beneficiaries are underserved communities, homeless, uninsured, economic migrants, asylum seekers, refugees, unaccompanied minors, trafficking victims, sex workers, drug users, Roma, HIV seropositive people, people living with AIDS (PLWA), Hepatitis B and C patients, MSM, prisoners, people released from prisons, Greek families inflicted by the financial crisis, and any person facing social or/and financial exclusión.

PRAKSIS actively collaborates with many networks on national and European level, on advocacy, exchange of best practices, information dissemination, lobbying, public information and awareness on various issues, as well as policy making.

PRAKSIS Interventions comprise a Community Centre, a Polyclinic, Day Centres for the Homeless, a Drop-In Centre for Unaccompanied Minors, Semi Independent Living (Apartments) for Unaccompanied Minors, refugee housing apartments, Interventions regarding child protection, Mobile Units for Information, Counselling and Testing for HIV and Hepatitis B and C backed by a hotline, street work focused on specific groups (unaccompanied minors, homeless, trafficking victims, and injection drug users). Our services provided are holistic: health care, accommodation, psychosocial support, job and legal consultancy, cultural mediation, essential hygiene services, provision of NFIs.


FEANTSA brings together non-profit services (housing, health, employment and social support) that support homeless people in Europe and has over 130 member organisations from 30 countries, including 27 Member States.

FEANTSA engages in advocacy with the European institutions, national and regional government to promote the development and implementation of effective measures to endhomelessness. Through its Observatory ( FEANTSA conducts and disseminated research and data collection to better understand the nature, extent, causes of, and solutions to, homelessness. FEANTSA promotes and facilitates the exchange of information, experience, and good practices between its members and relevant stakeholders to improve homelessness policies and procedures. FEANTSA also raises public awareness about the complexity of homelessness and the multidimensional nature of the problems faced by homeless people.

FEANTSA works closely with the EU institutions and has consultative status at the Council of Europe and the United Nations. It receives financial support from the European Commission.


Prolepsis Institute, a civil non for profit organization, was established in 1990 in Athens. With a strong belief in health being a fundamental right, Prolepsis Institute has undertaken a leading role in the field of public health, by designing and implementing initiatives on various health issues and in different sectors (e.g. education, workplace) targeting a wide range of population groups, such as children and adolescents, women, migrants, and the elderly, and different types of occupational groups, such as health professionals, as well as policy makers, other NGOs and decision makers.

Prolepsis Institute has participated, as a coordinator or partner, in approx. 70 EU co-funded and numerous national projects implementing research, applied and educational initiatives, aiming at health promotion and education of the public, policy change and tackling health inequalities. Their human resources consist of a multi-disciplinary experienced team of physicians, health promotion and communication specialists, statisticians, psychologists, sociologists, economists, nutritionists, food technologists, each of which undertakes distinct roles in the Institute’s projects. Moreover, the Institute encourages interdisciplinary and international cooperation, creating networks of collaboration, not only in Greece but also in Europe and the USA.


As well as Cambridge, we have campuses in Chelmsford, London and Peterborough. Our Chelmsford campus was initially been in the city centre but moved to a new, purpose-built site in 1992. Today, you’ll find our striking, modern buildings nestled by the river in the city’s University and Innovation Quarter. Meanwhile, our campus at Guild House, Peterborough, opened in 2011. It’s dedicated health, social care and education site where we train many of our region’s nurses and social workers.

In 2015 we were pleased to introduce a new campus in the heart of London, where students study subjects including business, law and finance at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

We’ve invested over £115 million in our campuses in recent years. Cambridge benefitted from a major redevelopment in 2011, and in 2014 we completed work on our dedicated healthcare site on Young Street. It houses state-of-the-art clinical skills labs including mock hospital wards. Young Street is also home to our specialist Music Therapy Centre. In 2018, we opened a brand new Science Centre and a Law Clinic.

Meanwhile, in Chelmsford, we’ve embarked upon an ambitious programme of development. In 1995, Her Majesty The Queen opened the fittingly named Queen’s building, which is home to the University Library. It’s since been joined by (among others) our eye-catching Lord Ashcroft building; Sawyers Building with its SuperLabs; the Michael Salmon Building, which houses cutting-edge medical simulation suites; and Arise Chelmsford, which offers labs, workshops and office space to small businesses in the medical and advanced engineering sectors. The most recent significant development is our School of Medicine, which opened in September 2018, and is training the region’s future doctors in a purpose-built space featuring state-of-the-art skills facilities.


Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) is the only Spanish Technical University that features the most critical World University Rankings. It is in the top 5 Spanish Universities with the highest revenue from public research and knowledge transfer activities. It is a national leader in patent license income and start-up creation. Constituted in 1971, it comprises nearly 30,000 students, over 2,500 academics, and 17 university research centres of excellence. UPV has relevant experience participating in international research programmes, with over 100 FP7 projects and 49 H2020 projects. UPV researchers are also actively involved in all stages of the H2020 life program, from work programme drafting discussions to project coordination. UPV is also a partner in several major partnering initiatives (JTIs, PPPs, KICs…).. Recognised in 2005 by the Regional Government as University Research Institute, the ITACA Institute of UPV is a centres for excellence in the Information and Communication Technologies field. ITACA involves more than 110 researchers, being their main interest áreas ICT systems in healthcare, digital electronic systems, industrial electronics, telecommunication systems, telematics, sensor integration, electronic compatibility, electromagnetism and microwave research. ITACA has an annual budget of 5.5M€ and an annual income due to R&D&i activities of 2.1 M€. The Biomedical Data Science Lab (BDSLAB) of ITACA Institute, with more than 13 years of experience, focuses its research on fundamental problems in the field of biomedical computer science. BDSLab, with more than 40 national and European projects and more than 60 scientific papers in relevant journals, has grown up considerably from its start. In fact, its team is composed of 15 experienced researchers (7 PhD, 5 of them develop their thesis in BDSLAB) from different disciplines (informatics and physics) and 1 experienced R&D manager.

UPV-ITACA BDSLab research group, for their part, will offer their experience in the field of biomedical computer science applied to real problems, such as the modelling of services use and outcomes.