What we do

Proactive and hands-on advocacy is a core value for the EAU. Engagement with the EU and regulatory bodies is crucial to address issues related to urology.

EPAD

The European Prostate Cancer Awareness Day (EPAD) aims to raise awareness, understanding and knowledge of the management of prostate diseases in general and prostate cancer in particular. By joining forces during a yearly event organised by the EAU, key policymakers, scientific associations and European patient groups review and discuss how to change the management of prostate cancer across Europe to provide a more holistic and personalised tailored care for patients.

In order to respond to the consultation on the EU Cancer Plan, we have joined forces with Movember, Europa Uomo, the European Cancer Patient Coalition and the European Alliance of Personalised Medicine to update our 2017 White Paper on Prostate Cancer. This updated White Paper gives recommendations on how the EU Cancer Plan can tackle Prostate Cancer, the most frequent cancer in Europe, with around 450 000 men diagnosed every year.

The EU Cancer Plan is a unique opportunity to facilitate a more coordinated and harmonised European approach to Prostate Cancer.

Urology Week

Urology Week is an initiative of the European Association of Urology, which brings together national urological societies, urology practitioners, urology nurses, the patients and their families, and politicians with the aim to increase awareness of urological conditions among the general public.

During Urology Week all activities are organised to explain urology is truly about. We aim to start relevant discussions, inform the lay public about symptoms and treatments, introduce new technologies and insights, and share experiences. It is the ideal opportunity to educate people e.g. to regularly check their bodies for symptoms. Prevention is better than cure. Prevention can save lives.

Every year, Urology Week engages thousands of participants. Whether you’re a urologist, a nurse, a patient or a supporter of this important initiative, we encourage you to join Urology Week, which takes place yearly in the last week of September.

Check out the Urology Week website for tips, helpful material and example of awareness campaigns to spread the word about the importance of urological health.