The European Federation of Allergy and Asthma Airways Diseases Patients' Associations (EFA) is an umbrella organisation of European patient associations for chronic respiratory diseases. For the time being, these include allergy, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
As a network for patient representatives, we are located in Brussels, Belgium to be as close to the European institutions as possible to keep our members from across Europe informed on latest policy developments from the Commission and Parliament. EFA seeks to represent allergy, asthma and COPD patients in all decisions affecting their health.
EFA participates in numerous EU funded projects for research of our disease areas and also has its own COPD Project, Allergy Awareness Project and Oxygen Harmonisation on Airlines Project.
We have joined as a HealthUnlocked community to develop direct contact with patients across Europe. While English can be a barrier for a wider European participation, we encourage all patients to communicate with us in whichever language they are most comfortable.
For more information, please visit efanet.org!