EFA is a partner of the 2010: The Year of the Lung, an international campaign launched by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies and the European Respiratory Society. This initiative aims at raising awareness about lung health through better information on prevention, risks and symptoms. The main objective is to make lung health a priority on political agendas and EFA very much shares this objective and our target is the European Union. EFA has also dedicated this year ‘In Memory of Mariadelaide Franchi’, our Honorary Member who sadly passed away in January. She was a patient leader in Italy, Europe and the World and moved mountains where others gave in. Our highlight of the year is EFA event at the European Parliament in June where the EFA Book on COPD in Europe ‘Sharing and Caring’ will be presented, culminating to a call to action on COPD for Europe. More information on the Year of the Lung and how to participate is available here:

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