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EU scientific opinion on electronic cigarettes integrates EFA’s recommendations

12 May 2021
EU
PREVENT, - Tobacco & Smoking
The rapid introduction and increasing use of electronic cigarettes require urgent attention. Despite their popularity and commercialisation, there is a...

EFA calls on the EU to expand the ECDC mandate to cover chronic diseases

05 May 2021
EU
PREVENT
As a member of the EU4Health Civil Society Alliance (EU4Health CSA), EFA helped pen a letter to the Council of the European Union advocating for the expansion...

European Commission plans on personalised medicine, could also include allergy and asthma

15 April 2021
EU
Asthma , Allergy
How does the European Commission plan to advance research in personalised medicine in the coming years? And how do allergy and asthma, two of the most...

EFA General Meetings 2021

01 April 2021
EFA warmly invites all Members to the online Extraordinary General Meeting and Annual General Meetings that will be held on the 27th and 28th of May 2021...

Ireland: Asthma Society of Ireland helps launch Asthma Education Inclusion project

01 April 2021
Ireland
Asthma
The Asthma Society of Ireland, in collaboration with HSE Social Inclusion South East Community Healthcare and Pavee Point Traveller and Roma...

France: FFAAIR offers weekly exercises specially for respiratory patients

01 April 2021
France
Asthma
FFAAIR, in partnership with the association Calais Respire and the U.F.O.L.E.P, is offering two sessions per week of physical activities specially adapted...

Spain: FENAER launches 'Give yourself a break', the respiratory health podcast

01 April 2021
Spain
Asthma
In February FENAER launched‘Give yourself a break’; aseries of weekly podcasts covering different topics related to respiratory...

Serbia: Allery and Me launched a counselling platform

01 April 2021
Allergy
EFA’s Member from Serbia, “Allergy and Me”, in collaboration with companies as Eucerin Serbia, Allergoff, Talija Lab, GAAPP, Global Skin and Medis,...

Denmark: Asthma-Allergy offered exemption badges

01 April 2021
Denmark
Asthma
EFA Member Asthma-Allergy Denmark offered to its members badges that signal who can be exempted from wearing a face mask. The Danish Health and Medicine...

Denmark: Asthma-Allergy’s new allergy-labelled masks

01 April 2021
Denmark
Allergy
EFA Member Asthma-Allergy Denmark has worked, in collaboration with the allergy label Asthma-Allergy Nordic, to approve hypoallergenic face masks. Allergenic...

Italy: Respiriamo Insieme launched a campaign on severe asthma

01 April 2021
Italy
Asthma
The Italian association Respiamo Insieme, set up an online communication campaign to raise awareness about the differences between asthma and severe asthma. Respiriamo...

First annual meeting of ImmUniverse

01 April 2021
EU
Asthma , Allergy
Through ImmUniverse, EFA is involved in research aiming to improve diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients living with immune-mediated inflammatory...

EFA held Meet & Greet the EU training

01 April 2021
Europe
INFORM
EFA’s 10th annual “Meet & Greet the EU training” was organised as 2 virtual half-day meetings on 10 and 17 February 2021. Named ‘The EU at...

EFA response to the review of the EU Regulation on Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases questionnaire

01 April 2021
EU
Asthma , COPD
- Healthcare
In December, EFA participated in the second stage of the European Commission Directorate General for Climate Action consultation to review the current...

EFA response to the European Health Data Space consultation

01 April 2021
EU
- Digital Health
One of the current European Commission priorities is the digital transition, officially called “A Europe fit for the digital age: Empowering people with...

EFA Patients want the ECDC to also cover chronic diseases

01 April 2021
EU
CARE
EFA participated in the European Patients’ Forum response to the consultation on the European Commission proposal to strengthen the mandate of the European...

Our response to the Codex Alimentarius consultation on allergen labelling

01 April 2021
International
Food Allergy
- Food Safety
As part of our role as Observers to the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission work on food labelling, EFA responded to the call for comments on allergen...

EFA response to the Commission consultation on the EU Industrial Emissions Directive

01 April 2021
EU
- Air Quality
In March EFA participated in the European Commission public consultation on the revision of the Industrial Emissions Directive, the key EU legislation...

EFA reviewed the future WHO Air Quality Guidelines with the patients’ perspective

01 April 2021
International
- Air Quality
The World Health Organisation is expected to publish the update of the Global Air Quality Guidelines in June, a key document encapsulating the latest scientific...

EFA Members: Superheroes during the COVID-19 pandemic

01 April 2021
Europe
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
INFORM
We have been living with the COVID-19 pandemic for almost a year, and it seems we will need to co-live with the virus for a while. Patients...

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