Maria Assumpció Vilà, new president of FECEC

Date: 24 de February de 2022

The Assembly of the FECEC has unanimously appointed Maria Assumpció Vilà as the new president of the federation. Vilà has developed almost its entire career in the third sector. From 1978 to 2010 it has been linked to the fight against cancer. She was one of the founders and manager of Oncolliga, executive and technical secretary in the Spanish Anti-Cancer Association and also managed some areas of oncological volunteering. From 2010 until October 2021 he was Syndicate of Greuges of Barcelona.

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With these words Maria Assumpció Vilà begins term :

With a great deal of illusion and responsibility, I take the position of President of the FECEC. I worked with the federation 20 years ago. At that time I shared with other people involved the need to group and work together all the Catalan entities that, from different sides, we were fighting against cancer. In the last eleven years, my professional life has, however, been directed in another direction, the defence of the citizenship of the city of Barcelona. Now, at the end of this stage as a syndicate of grievances, I come back to where I did much of my career and volunteering. Indeed, from 1978 to 2010, my career was the fight against cancer.

I come to the presidency of the FECEC following the departure of Ramon M. Miralles, for health reasons, and that saddens me. He's an example to follow. You have managed to take the federation on the right track. I take the lead with the will to continue along the same lines and face up to the challenges of the future with energy and illusion.

Undoubtedly, the union does the force. For this reason, it is important to row together in order to achieve better results and to accompany us in this race against the disease, which will continue to evolve and make its way, with the aim of giving the attention that is due to cancer patients and their relatives. In this respect, the EEVC will continue to ensure that the impact of COVID-19 on the diagnosis and care of oncological patients is minimised, and also with the will to make the problems of people who have overcome cancer more visible, especially in the working environment.

I need the effort of everyone, of all the entities and all the people, that we form this great family and that we have a hunting path in front of us. I ask you to join me in this challenging and necessary path to achieve the best for a society that needs us and that expects a lot from us.

Thank you.

Maria Assumpció Vilà

Author: FECEC