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
The ATS 2013 International Conference is one of the largest gatherings of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine clinicians and researchers in the world. More information here.

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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Annual report 2015

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What's new

Chronic diseases in Europe: the Commission is urged to act08/07/2016EFA, the European Chronic Diseases Alliance (ECDA) and other public health...Read More
The European Commission advances on “may contain” allergen labelling05/07/2016EFA brought to a European Commission workshop on precautionary labelling the...Read More
European Medicines Agency celebrates 10 years of collaboration with patients05/07/2016Our continuous input into the information, evaluation and safety and...Read More

Who's EFA

The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) is an alliance of 41 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.