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[Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma] Digital Launch of Recommendations "Growing up with Allergy and Asthma"

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The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) and the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) invite you to the digital launch of the European Allergy & Asthma Youth Parliament’s recommendations "Growing up with Allergy and Asthma - How EU policymakers can support young allergy and asthma patients live better lives".

Hosted by Sirpa Pietikainen (EPP/Finland) and Tilly Metz (Greens/Luxembourg) Chair and Vice-Chair of the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma, the recommendations offer new ideas to address the specific needs of young patients with allergies and asthma in Europe.

Created in 2020, the European Allergy and Asthma Youth Parliament brings together young allergy and asthma patients between 16-26 years, and medical professionals up to 35 years old from all around Europe.

The event will take place online on Thursday 10 December at 15:15-16:45 CET.

Registered participants will receive by email a Zoom link to join the event. Download the event programme.





 Opening remarks

 MEP Tilly Metz




The journey of European Allergy & Asthma Youth Parliament: Building the next generation of allergy and asthma patient   leaders in the EU

Mikaela Odemyr – EFA President

Monica Volini - Member of the European Allergy & Asthma Youth Parliament

Presentation of policy recommendations



Inform: Involve young allergy and asthma patients in policy decisions affecting their health

Francesco Russo, Laura Stenz, Julijana Asllani - Members of the European Allergy & Asthma Youth Parliament

Prevent: Ensuring healthy environments that do not compromise young patients’ lives

Care: Digitalising disease management for flexible and affordable treatment and care

Panel discussion: Combining ambition and reality - From recommendations to actionable policies



Panellists will address the following topics:

  • What needs to be done at EU level to turn youth recommendations into reality & current trends
  • Research gaps for better allergy & asthma health in the EU
  • EU pharma strategy: Closer to a cure for allergy & asthma?
  • From primary to secondary care in allergology
  • Digital health towards better prevention, treatment and care
  • The EU Green Deal and allergy & asthma prevention
  • Challenges in the transition from paediatric to adult care

Prof. Nikos Papadopoulos - Senior scientific advisor

Prof. Ioana Agache - EAACI former president

Dr. Carmen Riggioni - EAACI Junior Members Assembly Chair

Mikaela Odemyr - EFA President

Roundtable discussion and Q&A


Integrating the young allergy and asthma perspective: Challenges and opportunities for policymakers and patients

MEPs Sirpa Pietikäinen & Juozas Olekas - Chair and Vice-Chair of the Interest Group

Members of the European Allergy & Asthma Youth Parliament

Closing remarks


Final words from the Allergy and Asthma Interest Group Chair

MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen

10th December, 2020 3:15 PM through  4:45 PM
Virtual event. Instructions to attend will be shared by email.
Phone: +322227 27 12