Public Declarations

As the leading European medical society focusing on allergy, EAACI has a key role to play in the formulation of health and research policies at the European level. EAACI activities focus on improving allergy care, fostering allergy research and help strengthen Allergology as a medical specialty.

By being present in Brussels, EAACI aims to establish allergy ambassadors among EU Parliament members and to have consistent interaction with different EU Institutions, to promote allergy awareness.
Pages from FoodAllergyAnaphylaxisPublicDeclarationCombinedFood allergy is a growing public health concern, affecting more than 17 million people in Europe alone. 3.5 million European sufferers are younger than 25 years old and the sharpest rise in food allergies is amongst children and young people. Furthermore, the number of severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), due to food allergies, occurring in children is also increasing.

In light of these worrying statistics, the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) launched its Stop Anaphylaxis! Food Allergy Campaign in June 2012. The purpose of the campaign was to raise awareness of the sharp increase of anaphylaxis, especially in children. It aimed at educating the public to recognise the symptoms of anaphylaxis and its triggers, and to explain how to react in case of emergency. The EAACI Patients Organisations Committee also supported the Food Allergy Campaign, with more than 25 country representatives from across Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania. This document is a key part of the campaign as it contains a public declaration, calling on European Union (EU) policy-makers, health professionals and the public to take concrete actions in order to improve the management and treatment of food allergies and anaphylaxis.

Download the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Public Declaration here.

Also available in Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

To read the press release "EAACI issues European Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Public Declaration", please click here.
Last updated 11 February 2015
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