Starting in 2011, EFA began to integrate an optional event, called the Networking Day, following the AGM for EFA members presenting the opportunity for members to collaborate and get to know each other better. In 2012 the Networking Day took place on 12 May, which included the vast majority of EFA members who participated in the AGM the day prior. The day included the presentation of feedback regarding the EFA Members “Meet and Greet” EU Institutions Training, as well as a presentation introducing the different channels through which patient associations can apply for EU funding through their national governments. In addition, a multitude of EFA Members presented specific projects of interest to their peers, which was immediately followed by parallel sessions of the EFA Working Groups on asthma, allergy and COPD. Lastly, the Asthma Society of Ireland arranged for a guest speaker, Professor Stephen Lane, to present on the topic of “Sports and Exercise with Asthma” to a public audience.
EFA Annual Networking Meeting for EFA Members and Patient Group Observers
EFA AGM and Network Meeting for Members and patient group Observers
Practical information - AGM Agenda – Other AGM documents – Network Meeting Draft Programme – Reimbursement, accommodation and registration