Young Cancer Survivors (18-39 yrs) get ready for a big adventure in Palermo!

Young Cancer Survivors (18-39 yrs) get ready for a big adventure in Palermo!
Apply now for the OACCUs Challenge and CHOOSE the HEALTHy way! Photo: Parco Avventura delle Madonie     
The team of the EU project Outdoor Against Cancer Connects Us (OACCUs) invites you, who are young cancer survivors, to share your best practice for a healthy and fulfilled life after cancer treatment. The OACCUs project is all about four key pillars of a healthy lifestyle:
  1. Physical Activity & Outdoor Sports 
  2. Balanced Nutrition
  3. Sustainability & Nature
  4. Physical & Mental Well-Being.

How to apply:
Tell us in a video, with your photos, a text document, a podcast, or a presentation how you manage to stay healthy and how your journey aligns with the overall message of the OACCUs project!

The project team will raffle 20 entries from all contributions to this challenge, making 20 happy winners, who are offered a 3-day stay in the picturesque Parco Avventura delle Madonie in Sicily, including accommodation, full board, flight to Palermo, and transport to/from the camp. The winning contributions will be published in the OACCUs Network Toolbox

What can you win?
The 3-day stay will take place from 26 May 2024 (arrival) to 29 May 2024 (departure). This special experience combines adventure with the OACCUs four pillars of a healthy lifestyle. The program is packed with activities like treetop paths, rope bridges, and zip lines, promoting active outdoor fun. In addition to archery and guided hikes, the park provides educational programs on balanced nutrition cooking class and local ecology, emphasizing sustainability and environmental protection. There will be ample time for exchanging experiences with peers, sharing stories, and forming new friendships!

Contest details:
  • Application period: 25 March to 21 April 2024
  • Winners will be contacted by 26 April 2024 and publicly announced on 16 May 2024 during the project’s final event United4Health: Together we CHOOSE the HEALTHy way! (more details coming soon at ).

Eligibility criteria:
You are a young cancer survivor between 18-39 years old.
You are a European Union citizen and you live in a European country.
You speak English and your contribution to the OACCUs challenge is produced in English.

Who organizes this challenge?
The challenge is organized by the OACCUs consortium, consisting of 13 partners from six European Member States. This project has been co-funded by the European Commission, aiming to support young cancer survivors on their journey to a healthy future and to foster connections.

Is your consent necessary?
Yes, your consent is required for participation. You provide this by ticking the relevant boxes below. The project team needs to process certain personal data (name, e-mail address, citizenship and country of residence) for the purpose of contacting winners and making travel arrangements. This consent can be withdrawn at any time.

Here is the application form - good luck! 

Only applications in the English language are  accepted. 

The application opened March 24, 2024, and closes on Sunday, April 20, 2024

The OACCUs Team is looking forward to your questions and suggestions.