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EFA’s Food Labelling event

Eating safely: round-table on European best practices on allergens labelling Save the date! On 24th September 2014 EFA is organising an event at the European Parliament, hosted by Member of European Parliament Renate Sommer (Germany). Click here for the draft programme. The event is aimed to: - discuss the novelties introduced by the new EU regulation on the provision of food information to consumers (enters into force from December 2014); - present

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New European Parliament supports EFA Manifesto

EFA wishes to warmly thank all signatories that supported our EFA Manifesto to improve health among people with allergy and airways diseases. We would specially thank EFA Members and patients all over Europe, as well as all the policy-makers listed below for their willingness to drive an EU strategy on chronic diseases, invest more in prevention and ensure equal access to healthcare for Europeans with allergy and airways diseases. Congratulations

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EP event

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EU Policy update – June 2014

Environment Council discussions on air quality legislation The debates on the clean air package are ongoing. As a background, the European Commission proposed a new package on air quality, in December 2013, including: (1)   a new clean air programme for Europe aimed to ensure that existing standards of air quality are met in the short term, and new objectives are set for the period up to 2030; (2)   a revised National Emission Ceilings Directive

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EFA is growing: AGM 2014

EFA’s Annual General Meeting and Networking Day in Brussels EFA’s 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on the 16th of June in Brussels next to the European Parliament at the Radisson Blu EU hotel. This year’s AGM welcomed three new members to EFA from Croatia, Ireland and Latvia. In addition to these new members, EFA also welcomes back Asthma UK. The members joining EFA in 2014 increase our representation to a total of 38 members in

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EFA’s Strategic Planning Session 2014

During the afternoon of June 16th, we held Strategic Planning Workshop with members to kick-start the process for developing EFA Strategic Plan 2015-2020. Members considered EFA’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT), ideal added value of EFA to their organization and developed in three breakout groups EFA’s broad strategic goals and key actions for these goals (1) Access to good quality care, (2) Safe environment and (3) Participation:

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EFA in meetings – June 2014

2014 EAACI Annual Congress On 7-11 June, EFA was actively involved in the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Annual Congress celebrated in Copenhagen. EFA’s vice president Christine Rolland presented the patients’ perspective from an ethical dimension. Enabling patients’ involvement throughout the research process is vital to better understand the impact of research and treatments protocols on their quality of life

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EFA Members’ News – June 2014

Allergy awareness campaign in Copenhagen To engage public interest prior to the EAACI Congress, Astma-Allergi Danmark launched the campaign “Trapped by Allergy”, where two individuals were trapped in a box placed in front of the Danish Parliament in Copenhagen. The ‘prisoners’ attracted attention and handed out flyers to passers-by with information on allergy. EAACI made a presentation of the campaign. [caption id="attachment_5407" align="aligncenter"

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EFA organises first event at European Parliament

Patient involvement is a key for the success of EU innovative research for allergy and respiratory diseases Patients’ representatives from more than 25 European countries participated in the very first stakeholder event of the new European Parliament, co-hosted by Members of the European Parliament (MEP) Catherine Stihler (United Kindgom, S&D) and Petru Luhan (former MEP from Romania, EPP) with the participation of Karin Kadenbach (Austria,

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Press Release: EFA event on EU innovative research

Patient involvement is a key for the success of EU innovative research for chronic diseases EFA event at the European Parliament Brussels, 23 June 2014 – Patients’ representatives from more than 25 European countries participated in the very first stakeholder event of the new European Parliament, co-hosted by Members of the European Parliament (MEP) Catherine Stihler (United Kindgom, S&D) and Petru Luhan (former MEP from Romania, EPP) with

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Press Release: World No Tobacco Day 2014

Tobacco continues killing 700,000 Europeans every year Raising tax on tobacco, an effective solution to prevent tobacco deaths Brussels, 31 May 2014 (World No Tobacco Day) – The European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) and the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) promote support for smokers that take the important step of quitting smoking to improve the length and quality of their

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‘Know your air for health’ website

EFA and the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) have launched a website to sheds light on how air pollution is implicated in the development and rise of asthma, and provides tips on reducing exposure. Launched in the World Asthma Day, The “Know your air for health” website is written in English, German and Italian and primarily seeks to benefit vulnerable groups, such as pregnant women, children, patients and the elderly, because they are

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