Who we are

About us

Europa Uomo (Italian for Europe man) is a European advocacy movement representing 27 prostate patients’ groups in countries across Europe.

  • We work to improve diagnosis, treatment,
    support and quality of life
  • We carry out research and influence policy
    at national and international level
  • We work with health professionals to help
    them understand patient perspectives
  • We support our national member
    organisations as they strive to improve
    services and awareness
“Treatment was just the beginning of my journey”


Quality of life

Conducting ground-breaking research into quality of life of men with prostate cancer in Europe

Screening for prostate cancer

Campaigning to make PSA-based screening programmes available across Europe

Supporting and representing our members

Helping and giving voice to patient support groups around Europe

Improving treatment and awareness

Raising awareness of prostate cancer among the public and politicians in Europe


What we do

Find out more about our work strands


Europa Uomo’s founding agenda for action

Statutes and bylaws

Available for download

Funding and sponsors

Sources of income

Annual reports and statements

Records of activity and other documents

Board Members

André Deschamps, Belgium


John Dowling, Ireland


Ernst-Günther Carl, Germany


Will Jansen, Netherlands


Ioannis Vanezos, Cyprus


Nils Petter Sjøholt, Norway

Board member

Pentti Tuohimaa, Finland

Board member

Ex-Officio Board Members

  • Alberto Costa, Italy
  • Louis Denis, Belgium
  • Hein Van Poppel, Belgium

Chairman Scientific Committee

  • Hein Van Poppel, Belgium

Scientific Committee

Europa Uomo’s Scientific Committee provides advice and expertise to the Board.

Chairman: Hendrik (Hein) Van Poppel, Adjunct-Secretary General of the European Association of Urology [with photo]

Members: Peter Albertsen, Walter Artibani, Thorsten Bach, Chris Bangma, Joaquim Bellmunt, Alberto Bossi, Christopher Chapple, Olivier Cussenot, Sara Faithfull, Freddie Hamdy, Timo Joensuu, Steven Joniau, Nora Kearney, Michael Marberger, Francesco Montorsi, Chris Parker, Monique Roobol, Roman Sosnowski, Cora Sternberg, Ian Tannock, Bertrand Tombal, Riccardo Valdagni, Tim Ward, Manfred Wirth


Europa Uomo started in Rome in 2002, was legally established in Milan in June 2004 and is now active in Belgium where our main office is located in Antwerp (registered under Belgian law, company n° 556-724-867).

Read our founding manifesto.