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EFA COPD Projects update (March 2015)
We are delighted to share with you our new report to harmonise prevention, care and rehabilitation for COPD patients across Europe! The report focused on healthcare systems and policies in 19 Europe a ...

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Advancing tobacco control (March 2015)
In March, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and travelled to Abu Dhabi to provide the patient perspective during the World Conference on Tobacco  ...

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EFA Members news - March 2015
EFA Board meeting was hosted by the Asthma Society of Ireland: Thank you! EFA Board had their meeting in preparation of our upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the offices of the Asthma Soci ...

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Pollen is in the air (March 2015)
The spring season is back and with it the increase of allergy troubles. Allergies affect more than 20% of the EU population. Today, 150 million Europeans are living with allergies, the most preva ...

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EU Policy update (March 2015)
March was full of novelties! WHO published a report on the access to new medicines in Europe and the EEA published the State of the Environment linking environmental policies to our health. The Commis ...

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EFA in events (March 2015)
Much new evidence of interest for allergy, asthma and COPD patients was published in March. We attended the launch of the EMA 20th years anniversary, the Roadmap for sustainable care, the EEA State of ...

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Press Release: EP Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma
Launch of new European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma Brussels, 25 March, 2015 – Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), patients, doctors have joined forces in an Interest Group ...

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EFA Projects update (January 2015)
Our contribution on allergy action at national level was presented to the Italian Ministry of Health by a delegation formed by patients, doctors, and researchers and our work to enable air travel with ...

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MyAirCoach update
MyAirCoach kick-off meeting: the quest for an asthma and COPD self-management tool In January, the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, the project coordinator, hosted the kick-off meeting of  ...

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EU Policy update (January 2015)
2015 has started with new leadership to boost patients' access to healthcare, Latvia taking over the Presidency of the European Union and a freshly approved European Commission Work Programme. In this ...

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EU Policy update (December 2014)
Despite many positive concerns showed by the European Union on the matter of public health and patients’ safety, the biggest and most worrying news of December is that the National Emission Ceilings ( ...

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EU Projects update (December 2014)
MyAirCoach, new EU research project on asthma and COPD We are happy to announce that next January EFA will be involved in a new EU research project funded by Horizon 2020, the newest and biggest Eur ...

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EU Policy update (November 2014)
European Commission structural changes affecting public health The new European Commission has started its work as from the 1st November launching the final decision on the organisation of responsib ...

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EFA members Meet and Greet the new European Parliament
This year 2014 has been earmarked with the European Parliament’s elections and the nomination of the new College of Commissioners. To discuss these changes, as well as the new challenges and opportuni ...

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EU Policy Update (October 2014)
October was busy in Europe! The new European Commission was approved by the European Parliament, the discussion on the Clean Air Package is getting more intense, the European Medicines Agency improved ...

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EFA Patients took the floor at the ERS Congress 2014
Among the 22,000 delegates that assisted to the latest European Respiratory Society Congress (ERS) that took place from 6 to 10 September in Munich, 28 European and national patients’ organisations pa ...

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EU Policy update (September 2014)
Fundamental changes in the new European Commissioners College In September the new European Commissioners’ team was designated by the new President of the Commission, the Luxembourgish Jean ...

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EU Projects update (September 2014)
EARIP in action More than 20 partners’ representatives gathered during the ERS Congress to present Work Packages evolution of European Asthma Research Innovation Partnership (EARIP) and sever ...

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EFA Projects update - Summer 2014
COPD Project Update EFA has included future actions for the 2013 Oxygen Harmonisation Project within its 2014 COPD Project. As a result, this project update presents developments and progress on al ...

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EU Policy update (Summer 2014)
New leaders of the European Institutions We left you before the summer break with updates on the composition of the new European Parliament coming out from the elections of May 2014. As from July, i ...

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