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PRESS RELEASE - World Lung Day: website launched to help asthma patients in Europe

25 September 2023
Brussels, 25 September 2023 (World Lung Day) – A new website,, was launched today by the European Federation of Allergy and Airways...

The European Parliament adopts an ambitious position for the revision of air quality laws

19 September 2023
On Wednesday 13 September the European Parliament plenary held a key vote on the revision EU Air Quality rules. Despite the delicate balances within the...

PRESS RELEASE - World Atopic Eczema Day 2023: #ifyouonlyknew the burdens on children and youth living with AE

14 September 2023
Patient communities join forces to empower their youngest members and their carers On September 14th, World Atopic Eczema Day, patient communities across...

World Atopic Eczema Day 2023: #IfYouOnlyKnew the burdens on children and youth living with Atopic Eczema

04 September 2023
  On September 14th, World Atopic Eczema Day, patient communities across the globe join forces to raise awareness on the psychosocial burden of children...

AI in healthcare: EFA explores opportunities and new threats for allergy and respiratory patient associations at EPF bootcamp

12 June 2023
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy
- Digital Health
  Innovation is pacing faster than ever, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its applications have already entered our lives. The healthcare sector...

EFA calls for improved allergen labelling at the Codex Alimentarius Food Labelling Committee

30 May 2023
Food Allergy
PREVENT, - Food Safety
From 15 to 19 May 2023, the Codex Alimentarius Food Labelling Committee (CCFL) met in Ottawa, Canada. Codex Alimentarius is a global body that develops...

EFA offers EUPATI Fellow Training to Members – Express your interest today!

15 May 2023
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy
INFORM, - Expert Patient Network
  As part of our Capacity Building project, EFA will sponsor five allergy, asthma and/or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and...

PRESS RELEASE: European patients award 2023 best digital health technologies for asthma and COPD

05 May 2023
Asthma , COPD
INFORM, CARE, - Digital Health
Brussels, 5 May 2023 - The European Federation of Allergies and Airways Diseases (EFA) awarded last week the first edition of the EFA Patients’ Digital...

EFA joins ENSP in citizen-led initiative for Smoke-Free Environments

18 April 2023
Asthma , COPD
PREVENT, - Tobacco & Smoking
The European Network of Smoking Prevention and Control (ENSP), of which EFA is associate member, has launched a key European Citizens Initiative (ECI)...

Core Outcome Measures Sets for Severe Asthma (COMSA) developed by 3TR researchers

07 April 2023
INFORM, - Research Projects
Led by the 3TR consortium, a European multi-stakeholder working group has developed ‘Core Outcome Measures sets for paediatric and adult Severe Asthma'...

EFA patients in support of ambitious measures for smoke-free environments

06 April 2023
  EFA was invited by the European Commission to provide input to a targeted consultation on the update of the Council Recommendation on Smoke-Free...

Patients insist on greater air quality ambition as discussions move to the Parliament and the Council

05 April 2023
  Air quality in Europe stands at the crossroads. Following the Commission proposal for a revised EU air quality framework last October, the discussions...

EFA to bear the voice of respiratory patients in WHO network looking at climate and health

05 April 2023
EFA has been selected to be member of the Alliance for Transformative Action on Climate and Health (ATACH), an initiative that aims to strengthen the engagement...

EFA 2023 Project: COPD Standards of Care – Raising the Bar

31 March 2023
In 2023, EFA will work alongside with EFA Members and European Lung Health Group (ELHG) to evaluate impact on EFA’s 2013 COPD minimum standards of care...

PRESS RELEASE: Respiratory patients and doctors from 179 associations demand stricter air pollution levels in the EU Air Quality Directives

28 March 2023
Brussels, 28 March 2023 – Today the European Lung Health Group launched its policy brief ‘Improving lung health in the EU with renewed Air Quality...

Last days to apply for EFA Digital Patients’ Prize for solutions on asthma and COPD

15 March 2023
Asthma , COPD
CARE, - Digital Health
The deadline is 27th March. Shortlisted innovators will be invited to the award ceremony with the European community of respiratory patients' organisations...

PRESS RELEASE: Respiratory patients launch European prize to recognise achievements in digital health for asthma and COPD

01 February 2023
Asthma , COPD
CARE, - Digital Health
Brussels, 1/02/2023 - The European Federation of Allergies and Airways Diseases (EFA) has launched a Prize to welcome applications from innovators whose...

EFA addresses the 45th annual Codex meeting with an urge to advance standards on food allergens

16 December 2022
Food Allergy
- Food Safety
From 21-25 November, EFA participated in the 45th version of the Codex Alimentarius Commission sessions (CAC45), the multilateral annual meeting for worldwide...

EFA at the 72nd WHO Europe Regional Committee meeting: our takeaways

01 December 2022
From 12-14 September, EFA travelled to Tel Aviv, Israel to participate in the 72th meeting of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (WHO/Europe). This...

EFA to contribute to European Lung Foundation's Severe Asthma Patient Conference

30 November 2022
EFA partner, the European Lung Foundation (ELF), will hold a severe asthma virtual patient conference on Saturday 21 January 2023, 10:30 – 16:30 CET. The...