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EFA Annual General Meeting 2023

01 May 2023
On 27-28 April 2023, EFA held its first hybrid Annual General Meeting (AGM) followed by an in-person Members’ Community Meeting in Ghent, Belgium. EFA...

EU Project SynAir-G goes online

27 April 2023
In April 2023, the SynAir-G website has been launched and it is now ready to host the project communication and dissemination activities. In the last months,...

EFA joins ENSP in citizen-led initiative for Smoke-Free Environments

18 April 2023
Asthma , COPD
PREVENT, - Tobacco & Smoking
The European Network of Smoking Prevention and Control (ENSP), of which EFA is associate member, has launched a key European Citizens Initiative (ECI)...

Core Outcome Measures Sets for Severe Asthma (COMSA) developed by 3TR researchers

07 April 2023
- Research Projects
Led by the 3TR consortium, a European multi-stakeholder working group has developed ‘Core Outcome Measures sets for paediatric and adult Severe Asthma'...

EFA patients in support of ambitious measures for smoke-free environments

06 April 2023
  EFA was invited by the European Commission to provide input to a targeted consultation on the update of the Council Recommendation on Smoke-Free...

Patients insist on greater air quality ambition as discussions move to the Parliament and the Council

05 April 2023
  Air quality in Europe stands at the crossroads. Following the Commission proposal for a revised EU air quality framework last October, the discussions...

EFA to bear the voice of respiratory patients in WHO network looking at climate and health

05 April 2023
EFA has been selected to be member of the Alliance for Transformative Action on Climate and Health (ATACH), an initiative that aims to strengthen the engagement...

EFA 2023 Project: COPD Standards of Care – Raising the Bar

31 March 2023
In 2023, EFA will work alongside with EFA Members and European Lung Health Group (ELHG) to evaluate impact on EFA’s 2013 COPD minimum standards of care...

PRESS RELEASE: Respiratory patients and doctors from 179 associations demand stricter air pollution levels in the EU Air Quality Directives

28 March 2023
Brussels, 28 March 2023 – Today the European Lung Health Group launched its policy brief ‘Improving lung health in the EU with renewed Air Quality...

Last days to apply for EFA Digital Patients’ Prize for solutions on asthma and COPD

15 March 2023
Asthma , COPD
CARE, - Digital Health
The deadline is 27th March. Shortlisted innovators will be invited to the award ceremony with the European community of respiratory patients' organisations...

PRESS RELEASE: Respiratory patients launch European prize to recognise achievements in digital health for asthma and COPD

01 February 2023
Asthma , COPD
CARE, - Digital Health
Brussels, 1/02/2023 - The European Federation of Allergies and Airways Diseases (EFA) has launched a Prize to welcome applications from innovators whose...

Atopic Eczema Consensus Europe Report now available in 10 languages

30 January 2023
The Atopic Eczema Consensus Report is the main outcome of the Atopic Eczema Consensus Europe Project led by EFA in 2021-2022. The project aimed to fill...

EFA addresses the 45th annual Codex meeting with an urge to advance standards on food allergens

16 December 2022
Food Allergy
- Food Safety
From 21-25 November, EFA participated in the 45th version of the Codex Alimentarius Commission sessions (CAC45), the multilateral annual meeting for worldwide...

EFA at the 72nd WHO Europe Regional Committee meeting: our takeaways

01 December 2022
From 12-14 September, EFA travelled to Tel Aviv, Israel to participate in the 72th meeting of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (WHO/Europe). This...

EFA to contribute to European Lung Foundation's Severe Asthma Patient Conference

30 November 2022
EFA partner, the European Lung Foundation (ELF), will hold a severe asthma virtual patient conference on Saturday 21 January 2023, 10:30 – 16:30 CET. The...

Slovenian EFA member Društvo AD organised its first Atopic Eczema expo abroad

30 November 2022
Croatia, Slovenia
  Based on its own previous successes, EFA member Društvo AD organised its first “Expo Atopica” outside Slovenia which took place in in Zagreb,...

Respiratory Health France holds webinar for Tobacco-free Month

30 November 2022
- Tobacco & Smoking
EFA Member Respiratory Health France hosted a webinar on 27 October, ahead of Tobacco-Free Month (Mois Sans Tabac), to help patients and the general public...

Austrian Lung Union launches COPD awareness campaign

30 November 2022
EFA Member, Austrian Lung Union launched a COPD awareness raising campaign featuring a “COPD tram” running through the heart of Vienna. COPD is a...

EFA begins recruitment for TOLIFE Patient Advisory Group

30 November 2022
EFA is participating to a new EU research project, ‘Combining Artificial Intelligence and smart sensing TOward better management and improved quality...

EFA took stock of latest patient involvement at the 3TR Annual Meeting

30 November 2022
Asthma , COPD
EFA representatives attended the 2022 Annual General Meeting of EU research project 3TR in Amsterdam on 12-13 October. EFA followed the programme for...