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EU adopts biggest ever Health budget and envisages a European Health Union

18 December 2020
CARE, - Healthcare
Following months of tense negotiations, on 15 December the European Parliament and the Council agreed on the terms of the 4th EU Health Programme (EU4Health),...

EFA President Mikaela Odemyr spoke at EAACI's Second Strategic Forum on Allergic Diseases and Asthma

17 December 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
INFORM, - Expert Patient Network
EFA President Mikaela Odemyr spoke at the Second Strategic Forum on Allergic Diseases and Asthma organised by the European Academy of Allergy...

MEP Lung Health Group places respiratory health at heart of the European Parliament

18 December 2020
Asthma , COPD
INFORM, - Interest Group, - Expert Patient Network
The MEP Lung Health group is an informal platform for policymakers and European level health professionals and patient organisations, including EFA, working...

EP Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma: Launch of the Youth Parliament's recommendations

17 December 2020
Asthma , Allergy, Food Allergy
INFORM, - Patient Evidence, - Interest Group, CARE, - Healthcare, - Digital Health, - Quality of Life
On Thursday 10 December, the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy & Asthma hosted a digital launch for guidelines created by the the Allergy...

EFA Allergy and Respiratory Patients Conference: Delivering patient-centric care through innovation and digitalisation

17 December 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
INFORM, - Patient Evidence, CARE, - Healthcare, - Digital Health, - Quality of Life
While 2020 has been a challenging year, it has also shown the potential of a more digitalised world, particularly in healthcare and the management of chronic...

EFA’s evaluation of the 3rd EU Health Programme 2014-2020: insufficient to protect our health

17 December 2020
CARE, - Healthcare, - Medicines
As the voice for over 200 million people living with allergy and airways diseases in Europe, EFA participated in the European Commission consultation to...

EFA brings the patient perspective to the European Commission preliminary opinion on electronic cigarettes

17 December 2020
Asthma , COPD
PREVENT, - Tobacco & Smoking
The Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER), organised a public consultation on its preliminary opinion on electronic...

EFA discusses Qualitative Risk Assessment for food allergens at ILSI event

17 December 2020
Food Allergy
PREVENT, - Food Safety
On 29 October, EFA participated in the digital event on Qualitative Risk Assessment organised by the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI). It was...

Chemicals and health: EFA highlights from the ECHA Open Forum 2020

17 December 2020
PREVENT, - Chemicals
As Accredited Stakeholder to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), EFA participated in the 2020 Joint Forum-BPRS (Biocidal Products Regulation Subgroup)...

Food transparency: EFA participates in EFSA stakeholder engagement series and discussion groups

17 December 2020
Food Allergy
INFORM, - Patient Evidence
In October, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) launched a series of digital events to inform stakeholders about it engagement to increase transparency...

European Commission looks towards a European Health Union

17 December 2020
CARE, - Healthcare
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission presented its Communication on ‘Building a European Health Union: Reinforcing the EU’s resilience...

The European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy & Asthma welcomes new members

17 December 2020
Asthma , Allergy
INFORM, - Interest Group
The co-Secretariat of the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy & Asthma, EFA and EAACI, are delighted to welcome 3 new MEPs to its ranks! MEPs...

Tools to understand asthma better – Share your experience in a survey

17 December 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy
INFORM, - Patient Evidence, - Research Projects
EFA and the European Lung Foundation (ELF) have launched a Europe-wide survey to understand how people with severe asthma feel about the tools available...

Allergy-Asthma Denmark: Christmas without allergies

17 December 2020
PREVENT, - Air Quality, - Chemicals, - Food Safety
EFA member Allergy-Asthma Denmark has published a set of guidelines for people living with allergies and asthma to navigate the Christmas period. Trees...

Allergy-Asthma Denmark: Asthma patients overconsume emergency medicine

17 December 2020
Asthma
CARE, - Medicines
Research has revealed that people with asthma tend to overconsume emergency medicine and do not use preventative medicine enough. In consequence, this...

Asthma-Allergy Denmark tells shops to drop perfumed hand sanitisers

17 December 2020
PREVENT, - Chemicals
Danish EFA Member Asthma-Allergy Denmark is raising awareness around the use of perfumed hand sanitisers made available for people upon entry into shops...

Respiriamo Insieme: A digital community for patients with asthma, severe asthma, and allergies in Italy

17 December 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy
INFORM, CARE, - Digital Health
EFA member Association Respiriamo Insieme launched the digital hub ‘Respiriamo Insieme Community’, a digital community for patients with asthma and...

Longfonds: Michael Rutgers voted most influential player in Dutch philanthropy

17 December 2020
Asthma , COPD
The Director of Dutch EFA member Longfonds, Michael Rutgers, has been named the most influential player in Dutch philanthropy for 2020-2021 by Philanthropy...

FFAAIR: World COPD Day became World COPD Week for FFAAIR

17 December 2020
COPD
INFORM
EFA’s member from France, FFAAIR, acknowledged World COPD Day on 18th November through taking part in a national debate on "Make COPD healthcare a priority”,...

COPN: World COPD Day in Czech Republic

17 December 2020
COPD
INFORM
EFA’s member the Czech Civic Association Against Lung Diseases (COPN), in cooperation with Czech Pneumological and Phthisiological Society, created online...

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