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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

28 European patients associations are joining their forces to reduce the burden of asthma through a call for increased investments in research. The Malaga-London declaration, put forward at EFA’s 2016…

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The 26th International Congress of the European Respiratory Society, the largest meeting in the world in the respiratory field, with more than 20.000 participants expected, is starting this Saturday i…

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Our latest survey on adherence to treatment of young patients with asthma will be presented at the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG), the most influential EU health policy conference that will take…

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EFA was invited to open the European Symposium on Aerobiology celebrated in Lyon from the 18th-22nd July. The event was organised by the European Aerobiology Society and aimed to share latest research…

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During the summer, EFA had the chance to provide feedback on the development of the work programme 2018-2020 of Horizon 2020 (the European Union’s Research and Innovation Framework Programme) in respo…

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In August we sent our comments to the European Commission open consultation on the summary of results of clinical trials for laypersons.

This consultation follows the new clinical trials regulation th…

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EFA co-signed with others 29 NGOs an open letter to the President and Government of the Republic of Croatia and of Serbia expressing deep concerns regarding the close relations between tobacco industr…

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EFA, in partnership with ENSP, is planning to reply to the open consultation with the purpose to collect inputs for implementing an EU system traceability and security features, as required under Arti…

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EFA Director Susanna Palkonen is actively participating at EPF Working Group on sustainability of patient organisations, which drafted a survey to demonstrate the contribution of patient organisations…

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In July, more than 60 non-profit associations sent a letter to the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz arguing that the European Commission is failing to comply with Parliament’s 2015 R…

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The European Association of Systems Medicine (EASyM) is organisation its first conference on October 26th-28th in Berlin, that will gather scientists from all over Europe, including physicians, biolog…

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The European Commission has listed the myAirCoach device as one of the high potential innovations in EU-funded research and innovation projects for the Innovation Radar Prize 2016.

myAirCoach partner…

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The University of Leicester has led a ground-breaking study, funded by Novartis Pharmaceuticals, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and EU-funded project AirPROM, on a new drug that may in…

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The AirPROM project ended in May 2016, with a public event organised by EFA at the European Parliament, hosted by MEP David Borrelli. However the work does not finish when a project ends, especially w…

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The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) has published an interview with Professor Peter Sterk, coordinator of U-BIOPRED, one of the first projects launched by the IMI in 2009.

According to Sterk, U-…

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EFA’s Member Respira together with a private company and a public hospital launched. The project Breath: a Day to Day Activity with the objective to promote outdoor activities in Lisbon parks for Resp…

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EFA's Member the Organisation for Respiratory Health in Finland, representing patients, celebrated its’ 75th anniversary in August. The event was celebrated in the central square of the main four citi…

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EFA’s Member the French Association for the Prevention of Allergies has launched a new campaign to raise awareness about the severity of food allergy. A press conference on the campaing will be organi…

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EFA Member the Association of the Bulgarians suffering from Bronchial Asthma, Allergies and COPD (ABBA) has launched a joint awareness campaign for Allergy Prevention and control. The Campaign is call…

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EFA Member the Spanish Federation of Respiratory Diseases’ Associations (FENAER) is organising the first ever respiratory patients symposium in Spain. 

The symposium will gather the patient…

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