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EFA “Meet and Greet the EU Institutions” Training

01 March 2012
On the 20th and 21st of March, EFA organised our third “Meet and Greet the EU Institutions” training for members. Thanks to this event, EFA members...

Latest EU health policy developments

01 March 2012
March 2012 Issue EU News: Latest EU health policy developments The last months of 2011 and the beginning of 2012 have been particularly fruitful in...

ENSP General Assembly

29 February 2012
The General Assembly (GA) of ENSP took place in Brussels on the 29th of February. EFA was represented by its EU Policy and Project Officer, Roberta Savli....

EU citizens' participation in the EU decision making process

01 February 2012
The Austrian Institute for European Law and Policy, in cooperation with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and Danube University, has been organising...

New food labelling regulation

01 February 2012
Food Allergy
- Food Safety
After almost three years of negotiations, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union adopted the final text of the new Regulation on...

Commission proposes new EU Health Programme

01 February 2012
Last November, the European Commission published its proposal for a regulation on establishing a Health for Growth Programme, the third multi-annual programme...

Member News: Allergy UK appoints new Chief Executive

01 February 2012
United Kingdom
Allergy, Food Allergy
2012 will be an exciting year for EFA member Allergy UK, which is pleased to announce the election of Jim Bennett as its new Chief Executive. Having worked...

EFA Working Groups on COPD, Allergy and Severe Asthma

01 February 2012
Europe
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
Some of EFA's members participate in working groups designated to serve as forums for discussing specific disease areas. These working groups are open...

EFA visits Aalst clinical trials sites

01 February 2012
On the 7th of February 2012, EFA EU Policy and Project Officer Roberta Savli participated in a clinical research site visit organised by the OLV Hospital...

EFA COPD project

01 February 2012
COPD
The EFA COPD project is continuing with the aim of making an 'own initiative report' on COPD in the European Parliament a reality. A final round of...

Update on the Allergy Awareness project (February 2012)

01 February 2012
Europe
Allergy
EFA's respiratory allergy project is still underway and if you have not already done so we invite you to sign EFA's CALL TO ACTION on respiratory allergies...

EFA plans new airline oxygen harmonization project

01 February 2012
Europe
COPD
- Inequalities
EFA plans new airline oxygen harmonization project All around the world, airlines have separate rules for the use of oxygen in air travel, creating inequalities...

EFA attends ELF Council meeting in Geneva

01 February 2012
EFA President Breda Flood was welcomed as a new Council member of the European Lung Foundation (ELF) in Geneva on 2 February this month, and participated...

EFA attends MovingLife project Vision Scenario Workshop

01 February 2012
MovingLife is a project that has been set up with the aim of accelerating the establishment, acceptance and wide use of mobile electronic health solutions,...

EFA participates in IPCRG Programme

01 February 2012
On 17 January in London, EFA President Breda Flood participated in a meeting organised by the International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) on the...

EFA holds Spanish patient association alignment meeting

01 February 2012
On 25 January 2012, EFA hosted a meeting with eight Spanish patient associations in order to familiarise itself with the current state of play regarding...

U-BIOPRED project annual meeting held in Barcelona

01 February 2012
EU
Asthma
On 23 and 24 of January this year, EFA attended the annual meeting of the U-BIOPRED project in Barcelona. EFA is a partner in this five-year project, which...

Oxygen Harmonisation Project (closed EFA Project)

01 January 2012
EU, Europe
Asthma , COPD
- Inequalities
Background The EFA Oxygen Harmonization Project was a project officially completed in 2013 and focused on the inequalities which exist in relation to...

Stakeholder workshop on Indoor Air Quality held in Brussels

01 January 2012
In October in Brussels, Foundation Euractiv held a stakeholder workshop entitled 'The air we breathe - from regulatory patchwork to coordinated EU action?'...

Proposals for public information on prescription medicines

01 January 2012
The European Commission has recently issued revised proposals clarifying the information that industry should make available to the public on prescription-only...

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