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ImmUniverse: Good news for patients with atopic eczema
Health and care research today is going through a profound transformation. Thanks to evolving knowledge and the multiplication of health data and data exploitation tools, healthcare professionals and  ...

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EFA-Live: EU launches Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan
On February 4th, the European Commission presented “Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan”, one of the cornerstones of its health policy for the new legislative period 2019-2024. Cancer, which directly affects ...

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EFA-Live: State of health in the EU & digitalization of health promotion
On January 22nd, EFA attended a policy discussion on “the state of health in the EU and the digitalisation of health”, organized by the Brussels based think tank Bruegel. As the European Commission  ...

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EFA-Live: Air Pollution and Health - EFA at air quality conference
On 21-22 January, EFA attended a conference on “air pollution and health: recent advances to inform the European Green Deal.” The event which built around keynotes and moderated discussions, was org ...

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EFA-Live: EFA’s new Roadmap – #ShowLeadership in 2020
Show you care about patients, show leadership! This is how the allergy, asthma and COPD patient community kick-starts the new decade. With a new roadmap and full of energy, EFA continues advocating to ...

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Joint letter calling concrete clean air steps in European Commission’s 2020 Work Programme
EFA, together with seven other civil society organisations active in the field of health and environment, has sent a letter to Exececutive Vice-Presidents Frans Timmermans and Valdis Dombrovskis, and  ...

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EFA-Live: Croatia takes over EU Council Presidency
On January 1st, Croatia took over the Presidency of the EU Council for the first time since becoming an EU member in 2013. For a period of six months, Croatia will lead the work of the Council, presid ...

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A Roadmap to patient safety, access to healthcare and eradicating inequalities
In connection with the #ShowLeadership campaign and our recently published ACCESS report, EFA organised an event in the Strasbourg European Parliament, hosted by Member of the European Parliament (MEP ...

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EFA presents Food DETECTives Report in the European Parliament
On December 12th, EFA presented its new report “Quality of Life for People with Food Allergies in Europe: A Menu for Improvement” in a breakfast event at the European Parliament. The event, with 40 pa ...

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EFA continues to #ShowLeadership for people living with allergies, asthma and COPD
In 2019, EFA launched the #ShowLeadership campaign to encourage relevant stakeholders – including patients and caregivers, healthcare professionals and policymakers – to take action and address the ch ...

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EU takes the step towards clean air and a greener Europe!
The Commission releases the Ambient Air Quality Directives Fitness Check report… At the end of November, the European Commission unveiled the long-awaited report of the fitness check of the EU Air Q ...

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State of Health in the EU Cycle: EFA at CoR Interregional Group on Health & Well-being
In early December, EFA attended the Committee of the Regions (CoR) “Interregional Group on Health & Well-being”. The meeting focused on a presentation of the recently released European Commission  ...

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Interest Group on Asthma and Allergy is launched! A new Direction for Allergy and Asthma health in Europe
On November 26th, the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma had its first policy meeting of the current 2019 -2024 mandate, organised by EAACI in collaboration with EFA. The event,  ...

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EFA at EMA Patients and Healthcare Professionals Meeting
On 20 November, EFA attended the Annual European Medicines Agency meeting with all eligible organisations who are members of the EMA Patient and Consumer- and Healthcare professionals working parties  ...

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European Health Parliament – 5th edition started
For the fifth time, the European Health Parliament (EHP) has started its work in late November. The EHP connects and empowers the next generation of European health leaders to rethink EU health polici ...

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EFA contributes to EPIS Summit
Digital solutions have the potential to improve the life of millions of European patients and transform the way we deliver care at country level. However, the uptake of digital solutions is still low  ...

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Follow up to European Parliament resolution on clean air:
The European Commission produced a follow-up document to the EP non-legislative resolution on ‘’A Europe that Protects: Clean Air for All’’, adopted in March. Among others, the resolution made special ...

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EFA at EPF 2019 Congress
For the very first time, the European Patient Forum (EPF) organised a Congress on meaningful patient involvement. Between Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th, 300 delegates, including patient advocates, he ...

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Scientific Panel for health and Finnish EU Presidency set the scene for prevention research and its implementation in Europe
The Finnish EU Presidency and the Horizon 2020 scientific panel for health organised a workshop ‘Better Health and Wellbeing’ to look at success in prevention, implementing prevention research outcome ...

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EFA becomes observer in Codex Alimentarius Commission
Starting in late October, EFA has been granted observer status in the Codex Alimentarius Commission. Thus, EFA will be subject to follow, attend and provide input to the CAC sessions and meetings, wit ...

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