News

Member States open to review EU air quality standards

16 March 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
PREVENT, - Air Quality
On March 5th, the Ministers of Environment of the EU Member States adopted a set of conclusions on the improvement of air quality in Europe. Breathing...

ImmUniverse: Good news for patients with atopic eczema

05 March 2020
EU
Allergy, Other Diseases
PREVENT, - Chemicals, CARE, - Healthcare
Health and care research today is going through a profound transformation. Thanks to evolving knowledge and the multiplication of health data and data...

European Human Exposome Network: Background, Promise, Patients

14 February 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Other Diseases
INFORM, PREVENT, CARE
On February 11th, EFA participated in the launch event of the European Human Exposome Network. The ambitious European Commissions’ initiative aims to...

EFA-Live: EU launches Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan

07 February 2020
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
PREVENT, - Air Quality, - Tobacco & Smoking, CARE, - Healthcare
On February 4th, the European Commission presented “Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan”, one of the cornerstones of its health policy for the new legislative...

EFA-Live: State of health in the EU & digitalization of health promotion

30 January 2020
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy
CARE, - Healthcare, - Medicines
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...

EFA-Live: Air Pollution and Health - EFA at air quality conference

23 January 2020
EU
Asthma , Allergy, Other Diseases
PREVENT, - Air Quality
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...

EFA-Live: EFA’s new Roadmap – #ShowLeadership in 2020

17 January 2020
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy
PREVENT, - Air Quality, - Food Safety, - Tobacco & Smoking, CARE, - Healthcare, - Medicines
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...

Joint letter calling concrete clean air steps in European Commission’s 2020 Work Programme

15 January 2020
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
- Air Quality, - Healthcare
EFA, together with seven other civil society organisations active in the field of health and environment, has sent a letter to Exececutive Vice-Presidents...

EFA-Live: Croatia takes over EU Council Presidency

08 January 2020
EU
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,...

EFA Annual General Meeting 2020: Iceland

18 December 2019
EFA warmly invites all members to the Annual General Meeting, thematic programme and working groups in Reykjavik, Iceland 30-31 March 2020. Please find...

A Roadmap to patient safety, access to healthcare and eradicating inequalities

18 December 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
- Air Quality, - Inequalities, - Tobacco & Smoking, - Healthcare, - Medicines
In connection with the #ShowLeadership campaign and our recently published ACCESS report, EFA organised an event in the Strasbourg European Parliament,...

WE ARE HIRING: Communications Assistant (f/x/m) to start in January 2020

18 December 2019

EFA is looking for a full time Communications Assistant to start in January 2020.

The full job advertisement can be found here.

Longfonds “Stoptober” gets prominent support

18 December 2019
In October, Dutch EFA member Longfonds announced the “Stoptober” smoke-free campaign for the sixth time, calling for stopping smoking for 28 days....

Follow up to European Parliament resolution on clean air:

18 December 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
The European Commission produced a follow-up document to the EP non-legislative resolution on ‘’A Europe that Protects: Clean Air for All’’, adopted...

EFA Capacity Building 2019: Evidence Based advocacy

18 December 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
Between November 26th and 27th, EFA members were invited to Strasbourg to engage in a 2-day programme, consisting of presentations from external speakers...

Christmas meals for people living with food allergies

18 December 2019
United Kingdom
Allergy
Christmas has a large focus on food, with time spent enjoying treats and wonderful meals with our friends and family. Yet those living with food allergy...

Finland: allergen labelling in non-prepacked foods

18 December 2019
Finland
Allergy
EFA member Finnish Allergy, Skin and Asthma Federation will start cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finnish Food Authority, the...

Allergy UK invited to the “Allergy House”

18 December 2019
United Kingdom
Allergy
In October, EFA member AllergyUK invited the outside world to explore the home of an atopic family. During the walk through the house, visitors could find...

Tour de France with COPD

18 December 2019
France
COPD
French EFA member FFAAIR, has organized for the second time the “COPD Tour de France” between November 18th and 22nd. Patient organisations and patients...

Scientific Panel for health and Finnish EU Presidency set the scene for prevention research and its implementation in Europe

18 December 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
- Healthcare
The Finnish EU Presidency and the Horizon 2020 scientific panel for health organised a workshop ‘Better Health and Wellbeing’ to look at success in...

Dear Visitor,

for regularly updated information on Covid-19 for allergy and respiratory patients, please consult our Covid-19 resource and information hub.
Stay safe!
The EFA Team