Become a member

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Do you live with asthma and/or allergy? Do you want to participate in decision-making affecting your health? Are you interested in meeting and sharing experiences with other young patients from all over Europe? Then you should become part of the European Allergy & Asthma EA2 Youth Parliament! 

Why?

  • As a young patient, you have different needs, possibilities and priorities. Who could better talk about those needs than you? Therefore, let’s show policymakers, especially the Members of the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma, how they best can support you and millions of other young patients in Europe
  • As a digital native, we know you will come up with innovative and unconventional ideas and approaches that help shaping health management digitally
  • Being part of an international young patients group allows sharing experience, best-practice and actively working for a better health of millions of young people in Europe

Who?

Backed by the European Allergy and Asthma patient community, the EA2 Youth Parliament will consist of 15 patients and around five advanced medical students, acting as scientific advisors.

What?

Being young allergy and asthma patient ambassadors, members of the EA2 Youth Parliament will work on policy recommendations affecting their health and provide concrete solutions to EU policymakers on how to improve young patients’ abilities to manage their disease and increase their Quality of Life. A strong focus of the Youth Parliament will also be on recommendations and actions that will help to prevent disease development and/or exacerbation of symptoms.

When?

The first edition of EA2 Youth Parliament runs from April 2020 to December 2020. It is planned to continue this initiative in the following years.

By whom?

The EA2 Youth Parliament is established by EFA, a European federation uniting 43 patient organisations from 25 countries, working for more than 200 million people living with allergies and chronic respiratory diseases all over Europe.

So if you...

  • are living with allergies and/or asthma,
  • are between 18-26 years and living in an European country,
  • have a working knowledge of English,
  • are committed to attend and actively participate in virtual meetings and trainings throughout the year, and a physical meeting in the European Parliament by the end of 2020,
  • want to meet EFA’s European Expert Patients Network,
  • are keen to hold your future in your own hands,
  • and want to actively shape EU policies impacting young patients health, treatments and care

then you should definitely become an ambassador for young allergy & asthma patients in Europe! Registration is open until Tuesday, 14th of April 2020.

Don’t hesitate to contact us on Social Media or via email with subject “EFA Youth Parliament”.

Together, let's embrace our health! >>