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
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Campaigns

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#Breathe Mission

1 in 3 MEPs signed the written declaration on chronic respiratory diseases

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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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EFA Málaga-London Declaration

Join us to increase asthma research investment 

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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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Projects

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COPD Move

Changing the perception of COPD: COPD Move by 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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Young people with asthma

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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Spirometry test at European Parliament in Strasbourg

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Young patients with asthma have something to say

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Act.Believe.Care for chronic respiratory diseases

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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

Scientific Panel for Health meets Commissioners for Health and Research02/03/2017Our Director Susanna Palkonen is the patient representative of the EU Research...Read More
New website! Steps to take to fly with medical oxygen02/03/2017Are you or someone you know going on a trip and need to have medical oxygen...Read More
EFA selected as a European Commission HTA stakeholder and new EFA Task Force02/03/2017We are delighted about the European Commission confirmation that EFA is a...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.