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EFA participates in the Codex Alimentarius Commission revision consultations of the General Standard for the Labelling of Prepacked Food (GSLPF)

07 December 2023
Food Allergy
PREVENT, - Food Safety
In 2022-2023, EFA has participated in a consultation process organised by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), a WHO-FAO body setting international...

EU tobacco and smoking legislation review delayed, despite urgent update is needed

05 December 2023
PREVENT, - Tobacco & Smoking
Since May 2022, the Commission has launched the evaluation process of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) and the Tobacco Advertising Directive (TAD)....

EFA appointed at the newly-launched WHO Civil Society Commission

05 December 2023
  EFA has been selected as a member of the newly-established WHO’s Civil Society Commission (CSC), to contribute to the WHO’s initiative of deepening...

EFA brings chronic respiratory disease patients’ perspectives to the NCD discussions at the European Parliament

04 December 2023
CARE, - Quality of Life
EFA co-authors the recommendations of the Partnership for Health System Sustainability and Resilience (PHSSR) new report on Non-Communicable Diseases...

EFA participates in two European Commission consultations on the upcoming EU HTA Regulation implementation

04 December 2023
CARE, - Medicines
EFA participates in two European Commission consultations on the upcoming EU HTA Regulation implementation Since its set up in June 2023, the European...

EFA brought the voice of allergy, asthma and COPD patients in the meeting of the 73rd WHO Regional Committee for Europe in Astana

29 November 2023
- Patient Evidence
On October 24-26, EFA participated in the 73th meeting of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe, that took place in Astana, Kazakhstan. It was the 73rd...

EFA cosigned paper on the future of HERA

27 November 2023
CARE, - Digital Health
In November, the Civil Society Forum (CSF) of the European Commission’s Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) adopted its first...

Revision of EU air quality laws in search of urgency and ambition: EFA at the 4th EU CleanAirForum

27 November 2023
PREVENT, - Air Quality
EFA travelled to  Rotterdam (the Netherlands), to bring to the EU Clean Air Forum the perspective of allergy, asthma and COPD patients, at a crucial...

EFA responds to European Commission final consultations on the EU pharmaceutical legislation proposals

15 November 2023
- Medicines
  In November 2023, EFA responded to the European Commission final consultations on the much-awaited proposals for the revision of the EU general...

EU is scanning technologies for better Indoor Air Quality during pandemics

13 November 2023
PREVENT, - Air Quality
In November 2023, EFA participated in a full day workshop in Brussels to explore technologies for mitigating the transmission of airborne pathogens. At...

Health organisations urge EU member states to adopt their clean air negotiating position

08 November 2023
- Air Quality
  In view of ongoing deliberations on the revision of the EU’s Ambient Air Quality Directive (AAQD), health organisations representing...

Capacity Building: First EFA sponsored advocates graduate as EUPATI Patients Experts

30 October 2023
As part of the EFA Capacity Building 2022-2023, two EFA members completed the EUPATI Patient Expert Training Programme and graduated on the 26th of October...

Recording out! Webinar 'Sharing is Caring: Exchanging Knowledge on Asthma Care'

26 October 2023
- Healthcare, - Quality of Life
  Watch the replay of our webinar and learn more about how information on asthma care can become more accessible. We presented a new educational...

EFA co-signs EADV Call to Action on chronic inflammatory skin disease

25 October 2023
CARE, - Healthcare, - Quality of Life
  The European Academy for Dermatology and Venerology launched October 2023 a European call to  action to drive positive change for chronic...

EFA calls on better care for atopic eczema patients at the EADV 2023

17 October 2023
CARE, - Healthcare
EFA presents highlights of the Atopic Eczema Consensus Europe Report at the EADV 2023 and calls on European policymakers to address the burden of atopic...

EFA organises the first SynAir-G workshop in Montpellier on the impact of indoor air pollutants on child health

11 October 2023
- Research Projects
EFA organises the first-ever SynAir-G hybrid workshop on the impact of indoor air pollutants on childhood health, highlighting the perspective of patients...

TOLIFE: mission and achievements of the Patient Advisory Group (PAG) in the first year of the project

02 October 2023
- Research Projects
  EFA joins TOLIFE partners in Barcelona to celebrate the first year of the project, highlighting important milestones of the Patient Advisory Group...

EFA submits respiratory patients’ considerations to ECHA draft restriction on PFAS

26 September 2023
Source: European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) This week EFA participated in the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) consultation on the proposal for the restriction...

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...