The February 2024 edition of the Interest Group newsletter looks back on the main highlights of our community throughout 2023 and explores what the new year will bring. We were advocating for One-Health-in-all-policies approach and stronger air quality law to protect the health of allergy and asthma patients. Our Allegy & Asthma Youth Parliament stood at the forefront of health digitalisation, advancing the dialogue among the young generation. Looking forward, we have a year of decisive EU elections and more than ever, we need a strong and integrated approach on allergy and asthma for better lives of patients in Europe.

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Bioaerosols are major environmental pollutants that impact human health and the environment. In its event “Need for an EU One Health-in-all policies approach: addressing the allergy and asthma epidemic”, the European Allergy and Asthma Interest Group dives into a discussion on the European legislative framework on bioaerosol pollutants, research on the effects of pollen on health, and the need for better information. Read the joint statement to address allergy and asthma pandemic and the main takeaways of the roundtable discussion.

The December 2022 version of the Interest Group newsletter reflected on its continued work around the EU's 'Healthier Together' Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) initative, and Interest Group Chair Sirpa Pietikäinen's meeting with the European Allergy and Asthma Youth Parliament. We also said goodbye to outgoing Interest Group members and welcomed new ones.

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The April 2022 version of the Interest Group newsletter looks at the even on unmet needs hosted by the Interest Group, and reflects on the work of the European Allergy and Asthma Youth Parliament.

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2021 was a varied and productive year for the European Allergy and Asthma Youth Parliament, who built on the launch of their EU policy recommendations to advocate for the needs of young patients living with allergy and asthma at the European level.

WHO Europe established a high-level Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development to review policy priorities in Europe around health while drawing on lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The European Allergy and Asthma Youth Parliament took part in the European Youth Event (EYE) to deliver the voice of young patients living with allergy and asthma to the EU in a list of ideas presented to Conference on the Future of Europe. They attended a workshop to advocate for an awareness raising campaign on the impact climate change has on health, as well as to ask for concrete measures to reduce its consequences.

The first 2021 edition fof the newsletter was published in April. While a new year presents new policy areas of focus, the Interest Group stays commited to policy that can benefit people living with allergy and asthma, including a European Parliament own initiative report on better enforcement of current air quality standards.

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The fourth and final edition from 2020 of the newsletter is out. While reflecting on the challenges and opportunities 2020 has brought, it also looks towards a more positive 2021 brought by the implementation of flagship health initiatives such as EU4Health and Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, as well as health-relevant Green Deal components such as the Zero Pollution Action Plan.

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On 10 December 2020, the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy & Asthma and the European Allergy & Asthma Youth Parliament will launch its recommendations "Growing up with Allergy and Asthma - How EU policymakers can support young allergy and asthma patients live better lives".