• COPD Move
  • CRD Closing banner
  • Banner Child

    Putting you at the centre of all decisions affecting your health

  • Banner map

    30% of the European population lives with allergies, asthma and COPD

  • Banner hands

    Because breathing is taken for granted, we work for better recognition of chronic respiratory diseases

Search Library

During 2017 we will promote physical exercise to improve the quality of life of patients living with COPD. The first videos have already been realised by our friends and patient advocates Günther Hirs…

Read more

myAirCoach consortium will meet in Brussels for the second year technical review with the European Commission that will be held on the 7th of March.

The meeting represents an opportunity to assess the…

Read more

Anaphylaxis Campaign youth ambassadors scheme was launched in 2016. They are a team of young people that produce social media and website communications for other young allergic people. They have…

Read more

Our Susanna Palkonen went to Estonia in February to meet the Estonian allergy and respiratory groups to introduce the value of joining our network and hear about the challenges and initiatives to addr…

Read more

EFA Bulgarian Member ABBA has launched an annual national campaign to inform about respiratory diseases and advance care options for patients. The campaign is called “Breathe Freely” and counts on the…

Read more

The dry and itchy skin in people with eczema makes it common sense to use a moisturiser. However, it wasn’t known if moisturisers really are beneficial and whether one moisturiser might be preferable…

Read more

EFA Spanish Member FENAER brought the perspective of respiratory patients to the SEPAR Pacientes meeting. Mª Emilia Carretero, FENAER Board Member highlighted that patient participation should be embe…

Read more

EFA Member the Portuguese COPD patients association RESPIRA has celebrated its 10th anniversary in Lisbon on the 23rd February. During the meeting they presented RESPIRA’s growth and activities during…

Read more

EN

Physical activity is recognised to bring relevant benefit to COPD patients. However, breathlessness during physical activity limit…

Read more

The Written Declaration 115/2016 on chronic respiratory diseases, an initiative of a group of Members of the European Parliament to gather support to prevention and care for chronic respiratory diseas…

Read more

Chronic respiratory diseases need public policy solutions at European level to respond to increasing disease prevalence, unmet treatment needs, high cost of hospitalisations, work and school sick-leav…

Read more

EFA’s 2016 Capacity Building project ended in January 2017 with a last session held in Kent, United Kingdom, together with our member Allergy UK. In 2016 we also visited other EFA members in Portugal,…

Read more

The European Commission has launched a consultation on strengthening EU cooperation on Health Technology Assessment (HTA), a specialty to measure the added value of a new health technology in comparis…

Read more

In November 2016, we met in Manchester with our partners of the Horizon 2020 project myAirCoach to track the status quo in all work-packages, the main results achieved in 2016 and to plan the third an…

Read more

The Innovative Medicines Initiative launched in December its 10th call for proposals under IMI 2. We especially welcome one of the topics of this call: “Patient Perspectives in medicines lifecycle”. T…

Read more

EFA Member the Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation organized its scent sensitivity campaign for the third time last November attracting media attention and visibility to the problem of fragrances.

H…

Read more

On the occasion of World COPD Day EFA Spanish Member FENAER, organized the First Congress of Allergy and Respiratory Patients in Madrid. During the event, FENAER presented the outcome of their latest…

Read more

EFA Members Anaphylaxis Campaign and Allergy UK have been advocating together with the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI), the  British Paediatric Allergy Immunity and…

Read more

PulmoGPS in collaboration with Wrong Digital and Faculty of Medicine of University of Latvia have developed an inhaler reminder application for asthmatics uzelpo.lv and breatheit.eu. Our member the La…

Read more

Two years after the first EFA Capacity Building meeting, the EFA team came back to Portugal to witness the progress achieved by our member RESPIRA and work with them to identify opportunities to impro…

Read more