News

EFA Isabel Proaño elected as Board Member of the European Patient’s Forum

05 October 2022
Europe
INFORM
The allergy and respiratory community is honoured to have EFA nominee elected to join the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) Board for a period of two...

European Commission responds to Parliamentary Question on allergy prevention, support and research policies

05 October 2022
EU
Allergy
INFORM, - Interest Group
In the context of the highly anticipated 'Healthier Together – EU Non‑Communicable Diseases' (NCDs) initiative and the Commission’s pledge to work...

EFA participates in IMI-ImmUniverse annual meeting

05 October 2022
EU
Allergy
INFORM, CARE
On 13-14th June, EFA attended the annual meeting of ImmUniverse, an Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) research funded project aiming at improving...

FFAAIR presented research results on smoking cessation at ERS Congress 2022

05 October 2022
France
COPD
INFORM, - Tobacco & Smoking
EFA Member French Federation of Friends of Respiratory or Disabled Patients’ Associations (FFAAIR) submitted research on the “Barriers to early diagnosis...

Living with Allergy Association set sail for World Atopic Eczema Day

05 October 2022
Turkey
Allergy
INFORM
With chronic diseases such as atopic eczema (AE), patients often feel alone and helpless. The communication between the doctors and the patients weakens...

aha! Swiss Allergy Centre campaigned for World Atopic Eczema Day

05 October 2022
Switzerland
Allergy
INFORM
EFA Member aha! Swiss Allergy Centre launched an awareness raising campaign for World Atopic Eczema Day, which took place throughout the week of 12 September....

aha! Swiss Allergy Center represented EFA at launch of Global Dermatology Coalition

05 October 2022
International, Switzerland
Allergy
INFORM
EFA Partner GlobalSkin hosted an event with two non-state actors in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), the International League...

Allergy and Me seeks support to optimise website

05 October 2022
Serbia
Allergy, Food Allergy
EFA Member Allergy and Me, Serbia, is seeking support from the EFA network, partners and industry to improve their website through optimisation of existing...

EFA response to the European Commission proposal for a Regulation on Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases

05 October 2022
EU
Asthma , COPD
CARE
After a consultative process which started in 2020, the European Commission published in June 2022 its proposal for a Regulation on Fluorinated Greenhouse...

PRESS RELEASE: Unite to recognise the many burdens of Atopic Eczema

14 September 2022
Europe, International
Allergy
INFORM
September 14th 2022 - World Atopic Eczema Day 2022. Today, World Atopic Eczema Day, the patient communities across the globe join forces to raise awareness...

Joint Statement on the ongoing Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) review

08 September 2022
EU
PREVENT, - Air Quality
The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations and the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning...

PRESS RELEASE: Europe reaches consensus on the burden of Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema

07 September 2022
Europe
Allergy
INFORM, - Research Projects
Milan, Italy – 7 September 2022. Following one year of in-depth discussions around the reality of Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema (AD/E), patients and doctors...

EFA at the first EU HERA Civil Society Forum

17 August 2022
EU
CARE, - Healthcare
The European Commission organised the first meeting of the HERA Civil Society Forum, that took place in June online. EFA is a HERA official stakeholder....

EFA elected official stakeholder to the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority civil society forum

17 August 2022
EU
PREVENT, CARE, - Healthcare
EFA has been elected to participate in the civil society forum of the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA), the newly established...

A tobacco-free future: EFA contributes to evaluation of the EU legislative framework for tobacco control

17 August 2022
EU
PREVENT, - Tobacco & Smoking
In recent months, the EU has launched several initiatives around tobacco policy and legislative frameworks, setting out the ambition for a ‘Tobacco-Free...

EU NCD Initiative: EFA analysis on prevention and chronic respiratory diseases

14 July 2022
EU
Asthma , COPD
PREVENT, CARE
In a much-awaited launch, the European Commission presented on 22 June the final guidance document of the Healthier Together – EU NCD Initiative, the...

PRESS RELEASE: New European report on digital health in chronic respiratory disease

14 June 2022
EU, Europe
Asthma , COPD
CARE, - Digital Health
Survey shows patients willing to embrace digital tools if their key concerns are addressed BRUSSELS, 14/06/2022 – A new publication reveals that patients...

News Release: Global Dermatology Coalition Launched

25 May 2022
International
Allergy
CARE
25th May 2022 - Geneva Today, a patient-led multi-stakeholder group of like-minded organizations – including dermatology patient organizations, health...

Health impacts of air pollution must be addressed in the EU Air Quality Directives Revision

22 May 2022
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
PREVENT, CARE
In April, EFA participated in the second and last stakeholder meeting on the revision of the EU Air Quality Directives, organised by the European Commission’s...

EFA welcomes the EU’s Non-Communicable Diseases Initiative and contributes to the consultation

22 May 2022
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
PREVENT, CARE
In December 2021, the European Commission launched the first effort in more than a decade to address the challenge of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)...