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Policy Updates
The Year of Air 2013 To kick-start a new phase of policy-making in the field of air regulation in Europe, the European Commission has declared 2013 the ‘Year of Air’, to highlight the importance of ...

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HealthVent guidelines to be presented at European Parliament event
On the 20th of February from 18.00 to 20.30, MEP Catherine Stihler will host an event in the European Parliament in Brussels to present the results of the HealthVent project. The project, which began  ...

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Seasonal EU Policy Updates
Council Conclusion​s on healthy ageing across the lifecycle At the European Union’s EPSCO Council meeting (Employment, social policy, health and consumer affairs) on the 7th of December 2012, Europ ...

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Implementing a National Allergy Programme
EFA publishes report on Finnish Allergy Programme educational meeting in Helsinki During the Finnish Allergy Programme educational meeting in Helsinki, many useful and sometimes surprising lessons w ...

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Adopting a New Approach to Allergies, Introducing the Finnish Allergy Program 2008-2018
Helsinki, 8-9 November 2012 - Representatives from the Finnish Allergy Programme (FAP) joined participants from three EFA member delegations visiting Helsinki from Bulgaria, Italy and Norway to educat ...

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EFA and EU Policy Update
EFA submission on involvement of children and young people in paediatric medicines review EFA has made a submission to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) public consultation on its concept paper on ...

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EFA to host Finnish Allergy Programme meeting in Helsinki
EFA will host a meeting to introduce the Finnish Allergy Programme this November On the 8th and 9th of November EFA will host a meeting inHelsinki on the subject of the Finnish Allergy Programme. Th ...

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EU Policy Update
In policy news this month, the Commission publishes its 2013 Work Programme, EMA releases its opinion on medical packaging wording, updates on EU structural funding are provided at the European Health ...

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Meeting to Introduce the Finnish Allergy Programme
After extensive presentations of the Finnish Allergy Programme, EFA is now taking delegations from 3 member countries to Finland 8th-9th November to first hand educational event on how the programme w ...

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EFA and EU Policy Updates
In policy news this month we report on the air quality situation in Europe and how two new EU proposals are aiming to improve the safety of medical devices produced here. Launch of the 2012 EEA rep ...

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EFA "May Contain/Contains" Food Allergen Labelling Event
Location:   European Parliament - Jòzsef Antall (JAN) building, 6Q1 room Date:   Wednesday, 19th September, 2012 from 18:00 to 20:30 Hosting MEP:  Mrs.Renate SOMMER MEP (r ...

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EFA and EU Policy Update (Summer 2012)
This summer EFA has been busy preparing for a busy autumn, but also replied on behalf of allergy and respiratory patients to a European Commission Consultation on the subject of climate change in Euro ...

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EFA Symposium: Patient views on Respiratory Allergy
EFA is preparing to co-host a symposium on ‘Patient views on respiratory allergies’ at the annual European Respiratory Society Congress in Vienna on the 4th of September this year. The symposium, subt ...

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Food Labelling Event: You are invited!
EFA is pleased to invite you to the upcoming event “May Contain/Contains – Food Allergen Labelling” to be held at the European Parliament on the 19th of September 2012 from 18:00 to 20:30, kindly host ...

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U-BIOPRED project launches contest for people with asthma
U-BIOPRED, a research project in which EFA is taking part that aims to understand more about severe asthma, is launching an art competition to help bridge the gap between patients’ and doctors&r ...

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COPD Patients' Association approves annual activities
The Italian COPD Patients' Association has recently approved its event and activity programme for 2011. One of the association's main objectives will be to have the Italian Health Ministry's "Essentia ...

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AirPROM
The AirPROM Project seeks to coordinate existing consortia with expertise in various fields like bioengineering and computational modeling to develop an integrated multi-scale airways model. The proje ...

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EFA at the launch of the European COPD Coalition
Susanna Palkonen together with some EFA members took part in the launch event of the ECC at the European Parliament, hosted by MEP Glenis Wilmott. The new Coalition aims to raise awareness and advocat ...

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Member News: Allergy UK appoints new Chief Executive
2012 will be an exciting year for EFA member Allergy UK, which is pleased to announce the election of Jim Bennett as its new Chief Executive. Having worked in the charity sector for over 17 years, J ...

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EFA COPD project
The EFA COPD project is continuing with the aim of making an 'own initiative report' on COPD in the European Parliament a reality. A final round of meetings with MEPs in Brussels is currently bei ...

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