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EU Air Quality Directives consultation: EFA Patients calls for EU respect of WHO Air Quality Guidelines

19 January 2022
EU
Asthma , COPD
- Air Quality
Breathing clean air is an essential right for a healthy life and the European Union has been developing for decades legislation to ensure good air quality...

EFA elected to be part of the European Commission’s Zero Pollution Stakeholder Platform (ZPSP)

22 December 2021
EU
PREVENT, - Air Quality
On December 16th EFA participated in the launch of the EU Zero Pollution Stakeholder Platform (ZPSP) a High-Level event organized by the European Commission...

Register to EFA “Meet and Greet the EU training” on patient involvement in EU Funded Research Projects

01 December 2021
EU
INFORM
EFA is proud to announce our next online training event, Meet & Greet the EU: Patient Involvement in EU Funded Projects, which will...

Register for the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma event: Addressing patient unmet needs in allergy and asthma care

01 December 2021
EU
Asthma , Allergy
INFORM, - Interest Group
On 13 January, the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma will host an online event, ‘Addressing patient unmet needs in allergy...

EFA at the 44th meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC)

01 December 2021
International
Food Allergy
INFORM, - Food Safety
EFA participated in the 44th annual meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) between 8-13th November, with further sessions on the 15th and...

EFA at the Stakeholder Forum meeting of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

01 December 2021
EU
Food Allergy
INFORM, - Food Safety
On 9-10th November 2021, EFA attended the Stakeholder Forum of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the annual meeting that brings together...

COP26 addressed more strongly the interlinks between health and climate change

01 December 2021
International
PREVENT, - Air Quality
From 31 October-12 November, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) celebrated its 26th Conference of Parties, or so-called...

The Youth Parliament gets a brand-new website

01 December 2021
Europe
INFORM
The European Allergy and Asthma Youth Parliament’s new website was recently launched to showcase the activities of the Youth Parliament and invite new...

EFA’s DIGIT project in its final stages before the launch

01 December 2021
Europe
Asthma , COPD
INFORM, - Patient Evidence
In the current digital revolution, digital tools are increasingly popular methods to improve healthcare access as well as the relationship between...

EFA attends the European Patients Forum 2021 Congress on Digital Health

01 December 2021
Europe
INFORM
The European Patients’ Forum (EPF) held its annual congress from 26-29 October, which welcomed more than 450 participants online,...

Asthma-Allergy Denmark offers ‘walking host’ trainings

01 December 2021
Denmark
Asthma , Allergy
- Quality of Life
Taking a walk outside with other people can have a positive impact on a person’s physical and mental well-being, but this simple activity may be...

Allergy and Me held first ever accredited Allergy Symposium in Serbia

01 December 2021
Serbia
Allergy
INFORM
Allergies are increasingly present among the general population. Yet in Serbia there is limited recognition of their prevalence, awareness...

Allergy UK advocacy contributes to new Food Labelling Law more protective of consumers with food allergy

01 December 2021
United Kingdom
Food Allergy
PREVENT, - Food Safety
Five years after the tragic death of allergy patient, the UK has adopted a new food safety law: the UK Food Information Amendment, also known...

COPD Support Ireland assists Sing Strong project

01 December 2021
Ireland
COPD
- Quality of Life
EFA Member COPD Support Ireland hosted the Sing Strong project in 2021, a community singing intervention for people with lung conditions, including...

Nordic EFA Member associations launch Asthma Allergy Nordic Logo

01 December 2021
Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Allergy
PREVENT, - Chemicals
EFA’s Nordic Members – the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Foundation, the Swedish Asthma and Allergy association and Asthma-Allergy Denmark – have joined forces...

RESPIRA hosts a webinar on lung health in Portugal

01 December 2021
Portugal
COPD
INFORM
On 19th October, EFA Member RESPIRA hosted a webinar to discuss the various challenges faced by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)...

46th meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Labelling – EFA statement on the proposed guidelines for e-commerce of food

25 November 2021
International
Food Allergy
PREVENT, - Food Safety
From 27 September to 1 October, EFA participated in the 46th annual meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Labelling (CCFL). As part of the wider Codex...

Atopic Eczema Consensus Europe: the Committee reaches its conclusions

23 November 2021
Europe
Allergy
CARE
People living with atopic eczema in Europe are facing difficulties, but they are not always nor equally recognised by the healthcare community. As a result,...

EFA holds the second European Allergy and Asthma Youth Parliament capacity building

08 November 2021
Europe
INFORM
In October, the members of the European Allergy and Asthma Youth Parliament attended the second part of EFA’s tailored capacity building to develop their...

EFA looks back at 30 years of advocating with and for patients with allergy, asthma and COPD

08 November 2021
Europe
INFORM
When 8 organisations founded the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) in 1991, the ambitions even then did...