What we do




EFA aims to be a powerful European network of allergy, asthma and COPD
patients’ organisations which:


  • Advocates at EU level for the needs of people with allergies, asthma and COPD
  • Values all members equally
  • Implements best practices
  • Creates patient-driven projects
  • Cooperates with healthcare professionals, scientists and other stakeholders and NGOs




EFA is dedicated to making Europe a place where people with allergies, asthma and COPD:


  • Have the right to the best quality of care and safe living environments
  • Live uncompromised lives
  • Are actively involved in all decisions influencing their health



EFA has four main target groups and specific objectives for each group, which have strong synergy with the broad objective(s) of the EU health Strategy and contribute to the realization of actions on chronic conditions, prevention and health promotion.


For member organizations

  • Actively communicates with member organizations identifying their needs
  • Develops projects to meet these needs.

For Patients

  • Provides transparent access to information and educational tools in patient-friendly language
  •  Provides opportunities to participate actively in projects.

For Healthcare Professionals/Scientists

    • Facilitates communication in patient-friendly language focusing on patient needs
  • Develops and promotes long term partnership on equal level
  • Insures active participation of patients in all decisions regarding their disease

For Policymakers

  • Acts as liaison between people with allergy, asthma and COPD and EU policy-makers
  • Negotiates to raise standards of care, environment and research
  • Communicates and updates about patient needs

For NGOs and Industry

  • Develops and promotes long term partnership
  • Ensures well defined conditions of partnership

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