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EU Commission launches consultation on future of EU funding

01 May 2011
In early February the European Commission published a Green Paper proposing major changes to EU research and innovation funding, in an effort to make it...

EFA in 2nd ICC World Conference of COPD patient organisation

01 May 2011
Europe
COPD
Preparations are underway for the 2nd World Conference of COPD Patient Organisations. This year it will take place on November 6th and 7th in Shanghai,...

EMA stakeholders' forum onmedicine safetylegislation

01 May 2011
- Medicines
The first stakeholder meeting on implementing the new EU medicine safety legislation (pharmacovigilance legislation) was held at the headquartersof theEuropean...

U-BIOPRED Asthma Art Contest for people with asthma in EU

01 May 2011
EU
Asthma
The U-BIOPRED project to improve understanding of severe asthma, in which EFA participates as a partner, launched an art contest to bridge the gap between...

EFA is looking for EU policy and project intern

01 February 2011
The EU policy and project intern at EFA supports our EU advocacy and project work through researching and analyzing EU policy, drafting policy and campaign...

Poorly educated not given enough support from quitlines

01 February 2011
In force since 2005, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is a treaty that reaffirms people's right to live in a healthy and tobacco...

New EU video on cross-border healthcare

01 February 2011
A new video on cross-border healthcare - EU patients receiving treatment in member statesother than their own - has been produced. The video can be found,...

ENSP's guide to European trends in smoke free provisions

01 February 2011
ENSP, the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention, has compiled a document summarising the state of play in different European countries regarding...

EFA speaks at EC Workshop on skin allergies and research

01 February 2011
Allergy
On the 9th of February in Brussels, EFA Executive Officer Susanna Palkonen spoke at an informal workshop organized by the European Commission on the theme...

PreDICTA - EU funded project

01 February 2011
EU
Asthma
The PreDicta Project, a collaborative EC-funded project in which EFA will act as a communication partner, has been launched. The first meeting was held...

EFA COPD Project follow-up

01 February 2011
EU
COPD
After EFA's 'Call to Action' on COPD in the European Parliament in 2010 and the successful launch of the EFA Book on COPD in Europe , plans are now underway...

Announcing the EFA Allergy Awareness Project

01 February 2011
Europe
Allergy
EFA has started to work on the 'EFA Allergy Awareness Project', an initiative to raise awareness of respiratory allergies as serious and chronic diseases. The...

EFA announces kick-off of the MeDALL project

24 January 2011
EU
Allergy
Barcelona, 24 January 2011 - EFA is today attending the kick-off meeting of the MeDALL project (Mechanisms of the Development of ALLergy) in Barcelona....

Council of the European Union agreement

01 January 2011
On the 7th of December, the Council of the European Union (which represents the governments of the EU’s 27 Member States) reached a political agreement...

European Parliament paves way for EU cross-border healthcare

01 January 2011
On the 19th of January, the European Parliament voted in favor of a Directive on EU cross-border healthcare (see our December eZine), which will allow...

Active and Healthy Ageing Initiative

01 January 2011
Between 2010 and 2030 the number of Europeans over 65 is due to rise by 40%. This will be a major challenge for European health systems, resources and...

Health Priorities of the Hungarian Presidency of the EU

01 January 2011
Following Belgium, Hungary has now officially taken over the Presidency of the EU, which rotates amongst the 27 Member States every 6 months. In the lead-up...

New ‘Europe for Patients’ website launched

01 January 2011
The new-look ‘Europe for Patients’ website has been launched. The site, part of the European Commission ‘Europe for Patients’ campaign to highlight...

Regulatory Science: Are regulators leaders or followers?

01 January 2011
On the 15th of December, EFA board member Lina Buzermaniene participated in a conference entitled “Regulatory Science: Are regulators leaders or followers?”...

Submission to consultation on Tobacco Products’ Directive

01 January 2011
Before Christmas 2010, EFA made a submission to the European Commission’s public consultation on the possible revision of the EU Tobacco Products’...

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