European Asthma Research and Innovation Partnership (EARIP) is a project funded by the 7th Framework Programme (FP7).
Europe has around 30 million people suffering from asthma, whose treatment costs about €20 bn annually. Productivity lost through poor asthma control in Europe is estimated to be €9.8 bn per year.
Since European countries are among those which are most affected by prevalence of asthma in adults, this project aims to reduce asthma attacks, emergency healthcare utilisation and asthma deaths through coordinated pan-European research activity.
The projects was launched in September 2013 when the consortium members met for the first time in Barcelona.
To read more about the first meeting as well as about the contribution of EFA, please click here