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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...

Interest Group on Asthma and Allergy is launched! A new Direction for Allergy and Asthma health in Europe

18 December 2019
EU
Asthma , Allergy
- Inequalities, - Healthcare, - Medicines
On November 26th, the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma had its first policy meeting of the current 2019 -2024 mandate, organised...

EU takes the step towards clean air and a greener Europe!

18 December 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
- Air Quality
The Commission releases the Ambient Air Quality Directives Fitness Check report… At the end of November, the European Commission unveiled the long-awaited...

EFA presents Food DETECTives Report in the European Parliament

18 December 2019
EU
Food Allergy
On December 12th, EFA presented its new report “Quality of Life for People with Food Allergies in Europe: A Menu for Improvement” in a breakfast event...

EFA continues to #ShowLeadership for people living with allergies, asthma and COPD

18 December 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
- Air Quality, - Food Safety, - Inequalities, - Tobacco & Smoking, - Healthcare, - Medicines
In 2019, EFA launched the #ShowLeadership campaign to encourage relevant stakeholders – including patients and caregivers, healthcare professionals and...

State of Health in the EU Cycle: EFA at CoR Interregional Group on Health & Well-being

18 December 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
- Inequalities, - Healthcare
In early December, EFA attended the Committee of the Regions (CoR) “Interregional Group on Health & Well-being”. The meeting focused on a presentation...

EFA at EMA Patients and Healthcare Professionals Meeting

18 December 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Other Diseases
- Medicines
On 20 November, EFA attended the Annual European Medicines Agency meeting with all eligible organisations who are members of the EMA Patient and Consumer-...

European Health Parliament – 5th edition started

18 December 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
For the fifth time, the European Health Parliament (EHP) has started its work in late November. The EHP connects and empowers the next generation of European...

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