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Asthma-Allergy Denmark visits the Danish Parliament to put asthma, allergy and atopic eczema on the political agenda

15 February 2022
Denmark
Asthma , Allergy
INFORM
On 2 December 2021, EFA Member Asthma-Allergy Denmark visited the Danish Parliament to advocate for asthma, allergy and atopic eczema to be placed on the...

Asthma UK – British Lung Foundation Partnership hosted Clean Air Event at COP26

15 February 2022
United Kingdom
PREVENT, - Air Quality
The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) took place in Glasgow (United Kingdom) from 31 October – 13 November 2021. The summit was...

Dutch Lung Foundation hosts webinar ‘In conversation about living with severe COPD’

15 February 2022
Netherlands
COPD
INFORM
In collaboration with Lung Alliance Netherlands, EFA Member the Dutch Lung Foundation (Longfonds) hosted an educational webinar for people living with...

Norway Asthma and Allergy Foundation gifts members with allergy-friendly cooking recipes in Norway

15 February 2022
Norway
Food Allergy
PREVENT, - Food Safety
EFA Member the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Foundation (NAAF) is offering its members free subscriptions to MinMat, an online recipe database adapted for...

Swiss Lung Association campaigns for "Children Without Tobacco"

15 February 2022
Switzerland
PREVENT, - Tobacco & Smoking
Switzerland has some of the weakest tobacco regulations in Europe and hosts some of the world’s largest cigarette manufacturers. It is also the only...

European Commission study shows there is still a long way to go to ensure smoke-free environments

09 February 2022
EU
PREVENT, - Tobacco & Smoking
At the end of 2021, the European Commission published a study report on the EU tobacco control regulation, focusing on two key aspects: the advertisement...

European Commission unveils Implementation Roadmap for Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan

24 January 2022
EU
PREVENT
At the end of November, the European Commission published its implementation roadmap for Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, one of the flagship EU policies...

EU Air Quality Directives consultation: EFA Patients calls for EU respect of WHO Air Quality Guidelines

19 January 2022
EU
Asthma , COPD
- Air Quality
Breathing clean air is an essential right for a healthy life and the European Union has been developing for decades legislation to ensure good air quality...

EFA elected to be part of the European Commission’s Zero Pollution Stakeholder Platform (ZPSP)

22 December 2021
EU
PREVENT, - Air Quality
On December 16th EFA participated in the launch of the EU Zero Pollution Stakeholder Platform (ZPSP) a High-Level event organized by the European Commission...

Register to EFA “Meet and Greet the EU training” on patient involvement in EU Funded Research Projects

01 December 2021
EU
INFORM
EFA is proud to announce our next online training event, Meet & Greet the EU: Patient Involvement in EU Funded Projects, which will...

Register for the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma event: Addressing patient unmet needs in allergy and asthma care

01 December 2021
EU
Asthma , Allergy
INFORM, - Interest Group
On 13 January, the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma will host an online event, ‘Addressing patient unmet needs in allergy...

EFA at the 44th meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC)

01 December 2021
International
Food Allergy
INFORM, - Food Safety
EFA participated in the 44th annual meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) between 8-13th November, with further sessions on the 15th and...

EFA at the Stakeholder Forum meeting of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

01 December 2021
EU
Food Allergy
INFORM, - Food Safety
On 9-10th November 2021, EFA attended the Stakeholder Forum of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the annual meeting that brings together...

COP26 addressed more strongly the interlinks between health and climate change

01 December 2021
International
PREVENT, - Air Quality
From 31 October-12 November, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) celebrated its 26th Conference of Parties, or so-called...

The Youth Parliament gets a brand-new website

01 December 2021
Europe
INFORM
The European Allergy and Asthma Youth Parliament’s new website was recently launched to showcase the activities of the Youth Parliament and invite new...

EFA’s DIGIT project in its final stages before the launch

01 December 2021
Europe
Asthma , COPD
INFORM, - Patient Evidence
In the current digital revolution, digital tools are increasingly popular methods to improve healthcare access as well as the relationship between...

EFA attends the European Patients Forum 2021 Congress on Digital Health

01 December 2021
Europe
INFORM
The European Patients’ Forum (EPF) held its annual congress from 26-29 October, which welcomed more than 450 participants online,...

Asthma-Allergy Denmark offers ‘walking host’ trainings

01 December 2021
Denmark
Asthma , Allergy
- Quality of Life
Taking a walk outside with other people can have a positive impact on a person’s physical and mental well-being, but this simple activity may be...

Allergy and Me held first ever accredited Allergy Symposium in Serbia

01 December 2021
Serbia
Allergy
INFORM
Allergies are increasingly present among the general population. Yet in Serbia there is limited recognition of their prevalence, awareness...

Allergy UK advocacy contributes to new Food Labelling Law more protective of consumers with food allergy

01 December 2021
United Kingdom
Food Allergy
PREVENT, - Food Safety
Five years after the tragic death of allergy patient, the UK has adopted a new food safety law: the UK Food Information Amendment, also known...