Established in 1991 in Stockholm, Sweden, The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) is an independent non-profit organisation. The central office of EFA is located in Brussels, Belgium. EFA represent almost 30% of European citizens living with over 30 allergy, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) diseases.
EFA being a European patient-led advocacy and action organisation strives to involve patients with asthma, COPD and allergy in European decisions that influence their health. Through its members, EFA advocate and try to ensure that the right of people with asthma, COPD and allergy to get best quality of care and to live uncompromised lives is guaranteed by EU decision-makers. EFA currently has 41 members in 25 European countries.
Healthcare being one of the key work of EFA, our main priorities are as follows: