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

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

EFA officially represents allergy, asthma and COPD patients in Europe. We are member of the most relevant EU official agencies to our disease areas: member of the European Medicines Agency Patients' and Consumers' Working Party (EMA PCWP) and official stakeholder of the European Food Security Authority (EFSA) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). At regional level, we are a founding member of the World Health Organisation Global Alliance Against Respiratory Diseases (GARD).

EFA is member of various organisations, including European Patients’ Forum (EPF, vicepresident), Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL, Executive Committee Board Member), European Network for Tobacco Control and Tobacco Control (ENSP), Global Allergy and Asthma Patient’s Platform (GAAPP, Board Member).

EFA develops and promotes long-term partnerships with healthcare professionals, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the scientific research community and industry. Strong partnerships provide resources and allow for the distribution of workloads, while increasing the impact of work performing and building upon the successes of EU policy advocacy towards achieving major initiatives. With the concrete EFA EU policy goal of ‘European dedicated programs and/or plans for allergy, asthma and COPD’, maintaining well-defined conditions for partnership increases the effectiveness of these partnerships as an invaluable precondition for success.

In addition to our sustainable industry partnerships, EFA also enjoys partnerships with a variety of other organisations with expertise in a range of areas, including all partnerships established in the context of EU-funded projects. You can view a list of our partners and links to their homepages below:

 

EFA is a member of:

 

EFA partners with:

 
  • European Medicines Agency Patients' and Consumers' Working Party (EMA PCWP)
  • European Food Security Authority - official stakeholder (EFSA)
  • European Chemicals Agency - official stakeholder (ECHA)
  • Global Alliance Against Respiratory Diseases (GARD)
  • European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Control (ENSP)
  • European Patients Forum (EPF)
  • Global Allergy and Asthma European Network (GA²LEN)
  • Global Asthma and Allergy Patient Platform (GAAPP)
  • Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)
  • International Coalition of COPD Organisations (ICC)

Healthcare professionals and their societies:

  • European Respiratory Society (ERS) and its European Lung Foundation (ELF)
  • International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG)
  • European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)
  • Allergic Rhinitis and Its Impact on Asthma (ARIA)
  • Global Initiative for COPD (GOLD)
  • Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA)

Patients associations: 

  • Cystic Fibrosis Europe (CF-Europe)
  • Lung Cancer Europe (LuCE) 
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association Europe (PHA Europe)
  • European Disability Forum (EDF)
  • Rare Diseases Europe (EURORDIS)

Other organisations: 

  • European Environmental Bureau 
  • European Aerobiology Society 
  • International Ragweed Association

EFA is a member of:

 EMA logo  efsa logo  echa logo
     
WHO logo ENSP logo EPF logo
     
GA2LEN logo  GAAPP logo  HEAL logo
     
ICC logo    
     

 

EFA partners with:

ERS logo ELF logo IPCRG logo EAACI logo
ARIA logo GOLD logo GINA logo WAO logo
copdcoal  CF Europe logo  luce logo  PHA Europe logo
EEB logo eas IRS logo  

 

EFA has also official partnerships with the media: 

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