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EONS is evolving with its European partners As many EONS members will know, EONS is proud to be one of the six founding members of ECCO, the European Cancer Organisation, which represents over 60,000 professionals in oncology and promotes interaction between all organisations involved in cancer at European level. ECCO is currently reviewing its structure and exploring the possibility of becoming two separate organisations: one, a ‘for profit’ organisation delivering congresses such as the biennial European Cancer Congress, or ‘ECCO congress’ as many know it; the other, a ‘not for profit’ organisation delivering a range of beneficial not-for-profit activities. The changes at ECCO, plus recent

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changes to the tax and VAT environment in Belgium, have meant that, in turn, it is the right time for EONS to review its own structure and status to ensure that we can continue to enjoy the benefits of this collaboration. Experts have been engaged both in the UK (because EONS is a UK charity) and Belgium to assess the legal, financial and regulatory requirements and provide the EONS Board with options. It seems that EONS is free to choose where it wants to be located, to protect its interests. Early findings seem to suggest that EONS would benefit from a change to its office location. As EONS operations are delivered from a small office in Brussels with a team that is almost a ‘virtual’ structure,

we anticipate that any change to the office arrangements would make no difference to the running of the society or the delivery of the benefits and services that members enjoy. It would, however, benefit the society from a financial perspective, making a more stable administrative base for its long-term future. Whatever changes emerge from this process, members can be confident that EONS’ mission to reach out to all our European members will remain as strong as ever and our robust pan-European ethic will continue unchanged. We invite members to keep updated on further developments via the EONS website: www.cancernurse.eu EONS Executive Director Clair Watts

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EONS Magazine Spring 2014  

EONS (European Oncology Nursing Nursing Society) Magazine Spring 2014

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EONS (European Oncology Nursing Nursing Society) Magazine Spring 2014

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