Putting you at the centre of all decisions affecting your health
30% of the European population lives with allergies, asthma and COPD
Because breathing is taken for granted, we work for better recognition of chronic respiratory diseases

Campaigns

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European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma

Gathering European Parliament Support to tackle these diseases at EU level

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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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We need better air quality

The EU is reviewing air quality legislation and we advocate for stronger rules

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EFA Manifesto

Our 14 objectives plan for the 2014-2017 European Parliament. Support us!

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Projects

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Harmonising COPD Care in Europe

We advocate for access to early diagnosis and rehabilitation for COPD 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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Asthma in Adolescence

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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Young patients with asthma have something to say

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ERS Congress, our contribution

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Clean air for our health and environment

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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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Respiratory Allergies

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What's new

EFA 2016 AGM and Networking meeting in London30/05/2016Thank you to all Member delegates and participants for all your input in each...Read More
PRESS STATEMENT: Allergy and respiratory patients welcomed at the UK House of Commons23/05/2016London, 23 May 2016 - Allergy and respiratory patients from all over Europe...Read More
We are hiring! EFA Policy Adviser18/05/2016We are looking for an EU Policy Adviser (m/f) to start in June/July 2016 for...Read More

Who's EFA

The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) is a network of 39 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.