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EU Air Quality Directives targeted survey: EFA unveils the many improvements the EU can take to protect patients from air pollution

23 February 2022
EU
Asthma , COPD
PREVENT, - Air Quality
In 2020, the European Commission launched a consultative process to review the current EU Air Quality Directives. As an organisation representing allergy,...

EFA Annual General Meeting 2022 (online)

15 February 2022
Europe
INFORM
For a third year in a row, EFA Annual General Meeting Business Session will be conducted online, after careful consultation with Members. The uncertainty...

Save the Date: CURE Asthma Project Final Conference

15 February 2022
Europe
Asthma
- Research Projects
EFA invites you to the CURE conference: “Towards a CURE for Asthma: Accelerating Innovation in Personalised Medicine and Phage Therapies,” which takes...

Do not miss a date! EFA's International 2022 Calendar

15 February 2022
International
Look forward to all the upcoming dates and activities to advocate for patients with allergy, asthma and COPD! To follow the international campaign days...

EFA participates in European Commission targeted workshop on the EU General Pharmaceuticals Legislation

15 February 2022
EU
CARE, - Medicines
In January 2022, EFA participated in a targeted workshop on the EU General Pharmaceuticals Legislation that the European Commission has opened for revision....

EFA response to European Commission consultation on the EU General Pharmaceuticals Legislation

15 February 2022
EU
CARE, - Medicines
EFA has responded to the much-awaited European Commission revision of the EU general pharmaceuticals legislation in December 2021 to ensure allergy and...

European Parliament Interest Group event on ‘Addressing unmet patient needs in allergy and asthma care’

15 February 2022
EU
Asthma , Allergy
CARE, - Healthcare
The European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy & Asthma and EFA organised a virtual policy event on ‘Addressing unmet patient needs in allergy...

EFA joins two new Codex Alimentarius Commission electronic working groups

15 February 2022
International
Food Allergy
PREVENT, - Food Safety
In recent months, EFA’s status within the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) has been given a boost with our confirmation as members to several Codex...

EFA renewed as eligible organisation to the European Medicines Agency

15 February 2022
EU
CARE, - Medicines
Following an annual assessment, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the EU regulatory agency responsible for the evaluation of medicinal products, has...

WHO Europe launches the Western Balkans Digital Health Network

15 February 2022
Europe
CARE, - Digital Health
In October 2021, the WHO Regional Committee for Europe launched the initiative ‘Western Balkans Digital Health Network’, with the aim to accelerate...

3TR project enters new research phase with the help of severe asthma patients

15 February 2022
EU
Asthma
- Research Projects
The 3TR project has entered a new phase, and is developing definitions of response and non-response to biological treatments for patients with severe asthma. 3TR...

EFA hosts expert-led targeted trainings for members

15 February 2022
Europe
INFORM
EFA’s capacity building projects have strengthened the organisational, advocacy, and communication skills of its members since they were first launched...

Asthma UK – British Lung Foundation Partnership establishes new respiratory network in Scotland

15 February 2022
United Kingdom
Asthma , COPD
CARE
EFA Member the Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Partnership has started a collaboration with Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland to establish a network...

Asthma-Allergy Denmark visits the Danish Parliament to put asthma, allergy and atopic eczema on the political agenda

15 February 2022
Denmark
Asthma , Allergy
INFORM
On 2 December 2021, EFA Member Asthma-Allergy Denmark visited the Danish Parliament to advocate for asthma, allergy and atopic eczema to be placed on the...

Asthma UK – British Lung Foundation Partnership hosted Clean Air Event at COP26

15 February 2022
United Kingdom
PREVENT, - Air Quality
The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) took place in Glasgow (United Kingdom) from 31 October – 13 November 2021. The summit was...

Dutch Lung Foundation hosts webinar ‘In conversation about living with severe COPD’

15 February 2022
Netherlands
COPD
INFORM
In collaboration with Lung Alliance Netherlands, EFA Member the Dutch Lung Foundation (Longfonds) hosted an educational webinar for people living with...

Norway Asthma and Allergy Foundation gifts members with allergy-friendly cooking recipes in Norway

15 February 2022
Norway
Food Allergy
PREVENT, - Food Safety
EFA Member the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Foundation (NAAF) is offering its members free subscriptions to MinMat, an online recipe database adapted for...

Swiss Lung Association campaigns for "Children Without Tobacco"

15 February 2022
Switzerland
PREVENT, - Tobacco & Smoking
Switzerland has some of the weakest tobacco regulations in Europe and hosts some of the world’s largest cigarette manufacturers. It is also the only...

European Commission study shows there is still a long way to go to ensure smoke-free environments

09 February 2022
EU
PREVENT, - Tobacco & Smoking
At the end of 2021, the European Commission published a study report on the EU tobacco control regulation, focusing on two key aspects: the advertisement...

European Commission unveils Implementation Roadmap for Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan

24 January 2022
EU
PREVENT
At the end of November, the European Commission published its implementation roadmap for Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, one of the flagship EU policies...