• Food 1

    Eating should be a pleasure, not a scary situation for food allergy patients

  • Food 2

    We need clear and accurate food labelling information

EFA becomes official NGO to WHO Europe
On September 20 the WHO Regional Committee for Europe adopted a decision in plenary to accredit 19 not for profit organisations, including EFA, into ‘regional non-state actors’. In other words, EFA is ...

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Horizon Europe must deliver on citizens’ priorities: the case of allergy and asthma
The European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma held a policy meeting on October 9 to overcome the barriers to research in NCDs in Europe. Key opinion leaders in clinical research from th ...

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European Atopic Eczema Day
Last September 14th the atopic eczema patient community belonging to EFA’s Members marked the first ever European Atopic Eczema Awareness Day to inform and bring attention to this allergic disease  ...

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The involvement of patients in HTA becomes secondary for the European Parliament
On October 3, the European Parliament plenary adopted in the first reading the file on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on health technology assessment (HTA) ...

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Personalised Medicine alliance discusses HTA at Parliament
On September 26, the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) organised a Roundtable in the European Parliament to discuss how to coordinate Health Technology Assessment between Member  ...

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European Commission report on cross-border healthcare Directive shows it helps clarify patients' rights
On 21 September, the European Commission published an implementation report on the directive on cross-border healthcare (2011/24/EU). The concept of the cross-border healthcare directive has the poten ...

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WHO - Life expectancy is on the rise in Europe but caveats for allergy and respiratory health remain
The newest European Health report by the World Health Organisation published on 12 September, shows that life we live longer in Europe. The European Health report is published every three years and is ...

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Our health is not sufficiently protected from air pollution, says the EU Court of auditors
Every year, more than 400,000 premature deaths in the EU are caused by air pollution, resulting in significant human and economic costs. A new report from the European Court of Auditors published in ...

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Patient priorities at the International Congress of Aerobiology
From September 3-7, EFA Director of Operations and Projects travelled to Parma to speak at the International Congress of Aerobiology about the problems that respiratory allergy poses to Europeans. He  ...

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Subscribe to our free webinars to increase national patient capacity
The time for EFA’s yearly capacity building training has arrived! Do you have what it takes to be advocate for the patient needs but you are missing impact?  Do you feel you can improve this or t ...

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EFA and EAACI sign memorandum of understanding
EFA has signed a memorandum of understanding with the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), a longstanding partner of EFA. This memorandum of understanding will lay the groundwo ...

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Swedish patients launch an online recipe bank
EFA Member the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association has launched the recipe bank, Receptbanken, where people can search for individual ingredients that they want to exclude or include. The purpose o ...

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The new AFPRAL magazine is published
EFA Member the French Association for Allergy Prevention is pleased to announce the launch of the new Allergy magazine, Le Mag. The whole AFPRAL team has conceived it as a communication and informatio ...

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SAVE THE DATE! The European Parliament Interest Group’s event on the barriers to research in chronic NCDs in Europe
Next 9th October 2018, the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma, is organising an event entitled “How to overcome the barriers to research in chronic NCDs in Europe? The case of al ...

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The 7th Environment Action Programme evaluated by allergy and respiratory patients
The European Commission launched a public consultation to evaluate the 7th Environment Action Programme (7th EAP), which is the strategic document that guides EU policy to reduce pollution in the air, ...

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HTA proposal approved by the European Parliament health committee leaves out some patients expectations
The proposal for a regulation on Health Technology Assessment (HTA) has been high on the agenda of the European Parliament during the last months. The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and F ...

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EU-UK patient group meets the European Commission to discuss Brexit
In July, our Director Susanna Palkonen chaired a meeting on behalf of the European Patients’ Forum and coordinated by the Association of Medical Research Charities UK (AMRC) to meet the Brexit taskfor ...

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New President for the food allergy patients in France
AFPRAL, the French Association for the Prevention of Allergies, has a new elected president, Pascale Couratier, replacing exiting President Véronique Olivier. Pascale has been working for AFPRAL for m ...

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Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in the spotlight in the European Parliament
In July, the European Parliament committee for Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) adopted its opinion on a report done by the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (ENVI) ...

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We want a future cooperation on HTA with patients at the center
On the 5thof June, we attended “What future for EU cooperation on HTA?” organised by the European Parliament Interest Group on Access to HealthCare, in cooperation with the Patient Access Partnership  ...

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What's new - Food labelling

AFPRAL, the French Association for the Prevention of Allergies, has a new elected president, Pascale Couratier, replacing exiting President Véronique Olivier. Pascale has been working for AFPRAL for m ...

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From June the 23rd to July the 1st , AEPNAA organised  their annual Summer Camp, aiming towards children with food and latex allergies. During this week, children between 6 and 16 years ...

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Latest research - Food labelling

On the 22nd of February, EFA Director of Policy and Strategy Roberta Savli and EFA Vice-President Erna Botjes participated in a workshop organised by Imparas, a COST action of the European U ...

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Food allergy is becoming increasingly common in infants and young children. Managing this disease can be a great challenge due to the patients’ young age. Researchers have been looking at how to devel ...

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Key Facts

1 in 5 Europeans
has reactions to food

14 allergens
are recognised by the European Union

7 million Europeans
have food allergy, 8% of which produce acute anaphylaxis and considered potentially fatal