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After days of intensive negotiations, the agreement reached on 21 July in the European Council on the budget for the Covid-19 recovery and the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027 has…

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Each September 14th, the atopic eczema patient community marks World Atopic Eczema Day. This year we will focus on how atopic eczema shapes family life.

How do YOU care for atopic eczema?

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EFA is glad to announce its first Allergy and Respiratory Patient Conference, a semi-virtual event that will take place on October 23 – 24 2020. Focusing on "patient-centred care through innovation an…

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Coronavirus or COVID-19 is a communicable respiratory disease. It affects those most, who are already vulnerable, especially, people living with chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and COPD, o…

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On May 14th, the second review meeting of the CURE asthma project took place. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the update had to happen virtually.

Being an EU funded project under the EU Horizon 2020 res…

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Treatments for autoimmune, inflammatory and allergic diseases are widely available. Yet the response to therapy and also disease progression is unpredictable and varies from patient to patient.

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EFA Member, Czech Initiative for Asthma is experiencing exciting times. Not only has the organisation changed its name into Czech Civic Association Against Lung Diseases. Also new strategic goals have…

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EFA Member Finnish Organisation for Respiratory Health has published an English version of its programme “It’s in the air”. The programme aims at preparing for and reducing weather and climate risks.…

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“Listen to your body. Take warning signals seriously”, this is the message that EFA Member Swedish Heart and Lung Association wants to carry through a video campaign. The videos which last around two…

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On June 8, EFA hosted a special Atopic Eczema Working Group call, specifically focussing on coronavirus and atopic eczema. With the support of organizers and researchers involved in the SECURE-AD regi…

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In early May, EFA Member French Allergy Prevention Association (AFPRAL) alerted to a potential relaxation of food labeling measures by the DGCCRF (Directorate General for Competition, Consumption and…

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Each May, people living with food allergy all over Europe are organizing the Food Allergy Week. During the week, several initiatives and activities are carried out by individuals and patient organisat…

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EFA Member Longfonds has published results of an investigation carried out in collaboration with the knowledge center on complex chronic lung diseases (CIRO), showing that many people who lived throug…

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In early June, EFA had the opportunity to present the results of our report “Quality of Life for People with Food Allergies in Europe: A Menu for Improvement” at the European Academy of Allergy and Cl…

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In February 2020, the European Commission unveiled the European Strategy for data as one of the drivers of the EU digital transition in the next five years.The strategy aims to increase the availabili…

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Early June, EFA virtually kicked-off the first edition of the European Allergy and Asthma (EA2) Youth Parliament. Uniting young allergy and asthma patients and medical students from all over Europe, t…

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The announcement for a European ‘Renovations Wave’ initiative has been part of the wider EU Green Deal framework of proposals to tackle climate change and environmental degradation.

Renovations to bec…

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The #EU4Health coalition calls on EU institutions and national governments to act now and adapt to the new realities brought by COVID-19. In a joint statement, EU4Health members stress how much a comm…

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EFA President Mikaela Odemyr and EFA Director Susanna Palkonen have been selected to join the prestigious Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) network as GINA Advocates, recognising EFA patients leadin…

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Respiratory patients are widely considered a risk group for Covid-19. Yet how do they experience the pandemic? EFA has spoken with patients from six European countries, asking them for an insight in w…

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