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On February 11th, EFA participated in the launch event of the European Human Exposome Network. The ambitious European Commissions’ initiative aims to foster research on the various environmental expos…

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On February 4th, the European Commission presented “Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan”, one of the cornerstones of its health policy for the new legislative period 2019-2024. Cancer, which directly affects…

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On January 22nd, EFA attended a policy discussion on “the state of health in the EU and the digitalisation of health”, organized by the Brussels based think tank Bruegel.

As the European Commission pu…

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On 21-22 January, EFA attended a conference on “air pollution and health: recent advances to inform the European Green Deal.”

The event which built around keynotes and moderated discussions, was organ…

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Show you care about patients, show leadership! This is how the allergy, asthma and COPD patient community kick-starts the new decade. With a new roadmap and full of energy, EFA continues advocating to…

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EFA, together with seven other civil society organisations active in the field of health and environment, has sent a letter to Exececutive Vice-Presidents Frans Timmermans and Valdis Dombrovskis, and…

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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, Croatia will lead the work of the Council, presid…

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EFA is looking for a full time Communications Assistant to start in January 2020.

The full job advertisement can be found here.

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In connection with the #ShowLeadership campaign and our recently published ACCESS report, EFA organised an event in the Strasbourg European Parliament, hosted by Member of the European Parliament (MEP…

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EFA warmly invites all members to the Annual General Meeting, thematic programme and working groups in Reykjavik, Iceland 30-31 March 2020. Please find below the invitation, programme and board nomina…

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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 at the European Parliament. The event, with 40 pa…

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In 2019, EFA launched the #ShowLeadership campaign to encourage relevant stakeholders – including patients and caregivers, healthcare professionals and policymakers – to take action and address the ch…

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The Commission releases the Ambient Air Quality Directives Fitness Check report…

At the end of November, the European Commission unveiled the long-awaited report of the fitness check of the EU Air Qua…

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In early December, EFA attended the Committee of the Regions (CoR) “Interregional Group on Health & Well-being”. The meeting focused on a presentation of the recently released European Commission…

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On November 26th, the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma had its first policy meeting of the current 2019 -2024 mandate, organised by EAACI in collaboration with EFA. The event,…

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On 20 November, EFA attended the Annual European Medicines Agency meeting with all eligible organisations who are members of the EMA Patient and Consumer- and Healthcare professionals working parties…

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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 health leaders to rethink EU health polici…

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Digital solutions have the potential to improve the life of millions of European patients and transform the way we deliver care at country level. However, the uptake of digital solutions is still low…

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The European Commission produced a follow-up document to the EP non-legislative resolution on ‘’A Europe that Protects: Clean Air for All’’, adopted in March. Among others, the resolution made special…

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For the very first time, the European Patient Forum (EPF) organised a Congress on meaningful patient involvement. Between Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th, 300 delegates, including patient advocates, he…

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