Mission & Vision
The European Forum for Research and Education in Allergy and Airway diseases (EUFOREA) was founded as an international non-profit organization under Belgian law in 2015 by the allergy and immunology specialists Claus Bachert, Jean Bousquet, Wytske Fokkens and Peter Hellings working in leading research institutes on allergy, asthma and upper airway diseases of the EU countries.
Allergies and Chronic Airway Diseases are the most common chronic diseases in children and throughout the life cycle. It presents a major worldwide health problem irrespective of income. EUFOREA aims at reducing the prevalence and burden of chronic respiratory diseases in Europe via education, research, development, advocacy and implementation of the principles of Precision Medicine.
Joining forces is therefore essential. EUFOREA brings together specialists from the entire healthcare system that will, in turn, create opportunities for new innovative thinking and development of new techniques, devices, protocols and concepts. More than 30 key opinions leaders, professors, top researchers and practitioners from all over Europe confirmed their commitment to join forces through the EUFOREA network.
EUFOREA is an international non-profit organisation forming an alliance of all stakeholders from national and international organizations, institutions, and agencies working towards the common vision of preventing and improving the burden of chronic airway diseases (asthma and allergic diseases).
EUFOREA proposes to reduce the preventable and avoidable burden of morbidity and disability due to chronic airway diseases by means of a multidisciplinary practical approach with all stakeholders at national, regional and global levels, so that populations reach the highest attainable standards of health and productivity at every age and those diseases are no longer a barrier to well-being or socio-economic development.
Given the novel scientific data on prediction and prevention of allergic and airways diseases, the cost of inaction is unacceptable and there is an urgent need to undertake integrated actions in Europe joining forces in a multi-specialty way with all stakeholders.