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EFA consists of 38 national patient associations from across Europe, each organistaion varies in their disease focus, capacity and resources. Through capacity building, EFA aims to enable its members to achieve meaningful results in their own initiatives and to reach an expert position allowing them to contribute to EFA’s objectives.

EFA Capacity Building Project started in 2014 and was designed according to the results of an internal Membership Survey. Participating members are chosen annually, based on their interest and their fulfillment of the project evaluation criteria.

In 2015 we involved another two EFA members in this capacity building programme, each with differing needs and capacities. We developed, in consultation with the selected participants, tailored programmes for each and we introduced new sessions to the programme.

In addition to this activity we organized a follow-up session with a participant organization from the previous year, in order to assess the ongoing impact of the project and to provide further training on specific topics.


2015 Capacity building meetings were held in Ireland, Spain and Italy:
Past Events:
Tags: Category: Project
Country: Europe

Campaigns

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#Breathe Mission

1 in 3 MEPs signed the written declaration on chronic respiratory diseases

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Political Call to Action on Allergy and Asthma

Sign to curb down allergy and asthma for the benefit of patients

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EFA Málaga-London Declaration

Join us to increase asthma research investment 

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Enabling air travel with medical oxygen

We advocate to have affordable fees and standard forms to fly with oxygen

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Projects

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COPD Move

Changing the perception of COPD: COPD Move by Patients!

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MyAirCoach

mHealth can serve asthma patients control their disease symptoms

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U-BIOPRED

Creating an asthma footprint to develop better treatments for patients

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Young people with asthma

Boosting Health Literacy for Adolescents with Asthma

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Events

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Allergy Exhibition at the European Parliament

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Spirometry test at European Parliament in Strasbourg

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Young patients with asthma have something to say

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Act.Believe.Care for chronic respiratory diseases

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Publications

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Air travelling with COPD in Europe

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Minimum Standards of Care for COPD Patients in Europe

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Health Literacy, Young Patients with Asthma and Adherence to Treatment

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Annual report 2017

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What's new

European Atopic Eczema Awareness Day14/09/2018Join us to mark next 14 September 2018 as the first European day highlighting...Read More
[EFA exhibition at EADV] ECZEMA - Atopical lives14/09/2018During 2018 an award winning photographer she has followed 9 European patients...Read More
[EFA event at EADV] Atopic Eczema: the silent suffering of patients - Survey results and panel discussion13/09/2018Join us during EADV Congress in Paris to know more about the results of the...Read More

Who's EFA

The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) is an alliance of 42 allergy, asthma and COPD patients’ organisations in 25 European countries. Our vision is that European patients with allergy, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) live uncompromised lives, have the right and access to the best quality care and a safe environment. Our mission is to be their voice and to be actively involved in the decisions impacting their health.