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EFA response to the review of the EU Regulation on Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases questionnaire

01 April 2021
EU
Asthma , COPD
- Healthcare
In December, EFA participated in the second stage of the European Commission Directorate General for Climate Action consultation to review the current...

EFA response to the European Health Data Space consultation

01 April 2021
EU
- Digital Health
One of the current European Commission priorities is the digital transition, officially called “A Europe fit for the digital age: Empowering people with...

EFA Patients want the ECDC to also cover chronic diseases

01 April 2021
EU
CARE
EFA participated in the European Patients’ Forum response to the consultation on the European Commission proposal to strengthen the mandate of the European...

Our response to the Codex Alimentarius consultation on allergen labelling

01 April 2021
International
Food Allergy
- Food Safety
As part of our role as Observers to the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission work on food labelling, EFA responded to the call for comments on allergen...

EFA response to the Commission consultation on the EU Industrial Emissions Directive

01 April 2021
EU
- Air Quality
In March EFA participated in the European Commission public consultation on the revision of the Industrial Emissions Directive, the key EU legislation...

EFA reviewed the future WHO Air Quality Guidelines with the patients’ perspective

01 April 2021
International
- Air Quality
The World Health Organisation is expected to publish the update of the Global Air Quality Guidelines in June, a key document encapsulating the latest scientific...

EFA Members: Superheroes during the COVID-19 pandemic

01 April 2021
Europe
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
INFORM
We have been living with the COVID-19 pandemic for almost a year, and it seems we will need to co-live with the virus for a while. Patients...

DIG-IT, a new EFA project on the asthma and COPD patient’s digital journey

01 April 2021
Europe
Asthma , COPD
- Digital Health
The world is undergoing a digital transition that is changing our societies and economies at an unprecedented speed, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic....

European Lung Health Group launches a Breathe Vision for 2030

01 April 2021
Europe
Asthma , COPD, Other Diseases
INFORM
Throughout most of 2020, EFA and eight other organisations representing patients and healthcare professionals came together as the informal European Lung...

EFA 2021 Project: DIGIT

30 March 2021
INFORM, - Patient Evidence, - Research Projects, - Digital Health
The world is undergoing a digital transition that is changing our societies and economies at an unprecedented speed, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Digitalisation...

PRESS RELEASE: World Meteorological Day 2021

23 March 2021
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
PREVENT, - Air Quality
BRUSSELS, 23/03/2021 - On the occasion of World Meteorological Day 23 March 2021, the European Academy of Allergy Asthma and Clinical Immunology (EAACI),...

EFA patients insist on the need to improve air quality during this decisive legislative year

22 March 2021
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
PREVENT, - Air Quality
On paper, 2021 seems to have it all: a brand new Zero Air Pollution Action Plan, the revision of the air quality framework, the update of the World Health...

EFA 2021 Project: Atopic Eczema Consensus Europe

16 March 2021
Allergy
CARE
In the past years, EFA has been vocal in advocating change for all people living with atopic eczema in Europe. One of our most relevant contributions has...

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...

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