The EU prepares the field to address climate-change related disease: launch of the Climate Adaptation Strategy

11 March 2021
PREVENT, - Air Quality
The European Commission adopted its Climate Adaptation Strategy on 24 February, which outlines how the European Union can adapt to the consequences of...

Europe's Beating Cancer Plan will bring enormous benefits for respiratory health

26 February 2021
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Other Diseases
PREVENT, - Air Quality, - Tobacco & Smoking, CARE, - Healthcare
On 3rd February, the European Commission published its Beating Cancer Plan a signature programme that devices the commitment by the European Union to coordinate...

EFA response to the Commission proposal for a strengthened role for the European Medicines Agency

09 February 2021
CARE, - Healthcare, - Medicines
Following the EU’s plan for a European Health Union (EHU), the European Commission Directorate General For Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) opened a...

JOINT STATEMENT: European lung health collaboration calls for frontline workers and lung disease patients to be prioritised in EU’s COVID-19 vaccines roll out

21 December 2020
(pdf version below) December 21st 2020 - COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the respiratory community. The newly formed European lung health group...

Save the Date: European Parliament MEP Lung Health Group event “Towards a European Health Union - BREATHE Vision for the future”

18 December 2020
INFORM, - Patient Evidence, - Interest Group, - Expert Patient Network, CARE, - Healthcare
European Parliament MEP Lung Health Group event “Towards a European Health Union - BREATHE Vision for the future”, January 27, 10h00-11h15 CET The...

EU adopts biggest ever Health budget and envisages a European Health Union

18 December 2020
CARE, - Healthcare
Following months of tense negotiations, on 15 December the European Parliament and the Council agreed on the terms of the 4th EU Health Programme (EU4Health),...

EFA President Mikaela Odemyr spoke at EAACI's Second Strategic Forum on Allergic Diseases and Asthma

17 December 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
INFORM, - Expert Patient Network
EFA President Mikaela Odemyr spoke at the Second Strategic Forum on Allergic Diseases and Asthma organised by the European Academy of Allergy...

MEP Lung Health Group places respiratory health at heart of the European Parliament

18 December 2020
Asthma , COPD
INFORM, - Interest Group, - Expert Patient Network
The MEP Lung Health group is an informal platform for policymakers and European level health professionals and patient organisations, including EFA, working...

EP Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma: Launch of the Youth Parliament's recommendations

17 December 2020
Asthma , Allergy, Food Allergy
INFORM, - Patient Evidence, - Interest Group, CARE, - Healthcare, - Digital Health, - Quality of Life
On Thursday 10 December, the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy & Asthma hosted a digital launch for guidelines created by the the Allergy...

EFA Allergy and Respiratory Patients Conference: Delivering patient-centric care through innovation and digitalisation

17 December 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
INFORM, - Patient Evidence, CARE, - Healthcare, - Digital Health, - Quality of Life
While 2020 has been a challenging year, it has also shown the potential of a more digitalised world, particularly in healthcare and the management of chronic...

EFA’s evaluation of the 3rd EU Health Programme 2014-2020: insufficient to protect our health

17 December 2020
CARE, - Healthcare, - Medicines
As the voice for over 200 million people living with allergy and airways diseases in Europe, EFA participated in the European Commission consultation to...

EFA brings the patient perspective to the European Commission preliminary opinion on electronic cigarettes

17 December 2020
Asthma , COPD
PREVENT, - Tobacco & Smoking
The Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER), organised a public consultation on its preliminary opinion on electronic...

EFA discusses Qualitative Risk Assessment for food allergens at ILSI event

17 December 2020
Food Allergy
PREVENT, - Food Safety
On 29 October, EFA participated in the digital event on Qualitative Risk Assessment organised by the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI). It was...

Chemicals and health: EFA highlights from the ECHA Open Forum 2020

17 December 2020
PREVENT, - Chemicals
As Accredited Stakeholder to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), EFA participated in the 2020 Joint Forum-BPRS (Biocidal Products Regulation Subgroup)...

Food transparency: EFA participates in EFSA stakeholder engagement series and discussion groups

17 December 2020
Food Allergy
INFORM, - Patient Evidence
In October, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) launched a series of digital events to inform stakeholders about it engagement to increase transparency...

European Commission looks towards a European Health Union

17 December 2020
CARE, - Healthcare
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission presented its Communication on ‘Building a European Health Union: Reinforcing the EU’s resilience...

The European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy & Asthma welcomes new members

17 December 2020
Asthma , Allergy
INFORM, - Interest Group
The co-Secretariat of the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy & Asthma, EFA and EAACI, are delighted to welcome 3 new MEPs to its ranks! MEPs...

Tools to understand asthma better – Share your experience in a survey

17 December 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy
INFORM, - Patient Evidence, - Research Projects
EFA and the European Lung Foundation (ELF) have launched a Europe-wide survey to understand how people with severe asthma feel about the tools available...

Allergy-Asthma Denmark: Christmas without allergies

17 December 2020
PREVENT, - Air Quality, - Chemicals, - Food Safety
EFA member Allergy-Asthma Denmark has published a set of guidelines for people living with allergies and asthma to navigate the Christmas period. Trees...

Allergy-Asthma Denmark: Asthma patients overconsume emergency medicine

17 December 2020
CARE, - Medicines
Research has revealed that people with asthma tend to overconsume emergency medicine and do not use preventative medicine enough. In consequence, this...