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European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patient’s Associations (EFA)

The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients Associations (EFA) is a European network of allergy, asthma and COPD patient organizations that was founded in 1991 in Stockholm, Sweden. EFA was created to combine the forces of national patient associations on asthma and allergy for results at European level and to improve the health and quality of life of people in Europe with those diseases. Serving the interests of allergy and airways patients at the national level is the primary responsibility of individual members and EFA’s supports member organisations by facilitating the sharing of knowledge and experiences.

Active on the following issues related to EEN policy priorities:
- Children’s environment and health
- EU Action Plan on Env and Health
- Aarhus convention
- Climate change
- Air quality

The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patient’s Associations is a full member since 2004.

EFA membership covers most of the European Union countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. EFA counts over 400.000 members.

Contact details

- Contact person: Ms. Susanna Palkonen
- 35 Rue du Congrès, 1000 Brussels
- www.efanet.org



Written on 8 October 2006.

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