Mission and vision

The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) is an independent non-profit organisation with its central office located in Brussels, Belgium. EFA connects 42 allergy, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients’ associations in 25 countries. 

Advocating to improve the lives of all people living with allergy and airways diseases

As a European level patient-led organisation, we advocate to improve the lives of all people living with allergies and airways diseases. Together with our members, we represent allergy, asthma and COPD patients in the European level policy and initiatives that affect their health in of support national action. We bring patient needs and views to the EU and European policy decision-making, research priorities and developments, and advocate for patient rights to make our Vision come true. No decision should be taken for us, without us.

EFA Mission and Vision

Our Vision is for all people with allergy, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Europe to live uncompromised lives, have the right and access to high quality care, participate in their care, and to have a safe environment.

Our Mission is to be the voice of allergy, asthma and COPD patients at the European level and to be actively involved in the decisions impacting their health by:

1. Advocating at EU level for the needs of people with allergy, asthma and COPD

2. Enabling a powerful European network of patients’ organisations

3. Valuing all members equally

4. Sharing knowledge and implementing best practices

5. Creating patient driven projects

6. Cooperating with health care professionals, scientists and other stakeholders/NGOs

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The EFA Team