Awareness Raising

World IBD Day 2015

As part of the World IBD Day celebrations EFCC organised participation at the Brussels 20 km marathon in order to raise awareness about Crohn´s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which affect over 3 million people in Europe.


The 20 km marathon took place on 31 May at 10 am in Brussels, Belgium. Starting point was at the Parc du Cinquantenaire.  


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Join the Fight Against IBD 2013

The European Federation of Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis Associations (EFCCA) and the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) have initiated the public awareness campaign “Join the fight against IBD”. Its aim is to enhance the general understanding of the physical and socio-economic burdens of the disease and to accelerate the dissemination of new standards of care of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) among health institutions, healthcare providers. 


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Horizon 2020- IDEA- FAST

EFCCA is involved in this exciting project that will identify digital endpoints that provide reliable, objective and sensitive evaluation of activities of daily living and Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in ImmuneMediated Inflammatory Diseases such as IBD as well as other such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus and which will ultimately have a positive impact on the quality of life of these patients. 


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Living with IBD video animation series

EFCCA has developed a series of animation videos that aim to equip people with practical advice and relevant information in order to bring about positive changes to the way they cope with their disease. The content of the videos reflect the views and perspectives of real people with IBD in real life scenarios. We are now working on the creation of two more animations, one that would look at IBD and maternity and the second animation about IBD and fatigue.
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World IBD Day 2018

World IBD Day takes place on 19 May each year and unites people in their fight against Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).

EFCCA is coordinating this year´s campaign which will see famous landmarks around the globe lit in purple in order to raise awareness about the approximately 10 million people that are living with IBD.

Alongside illuminated landmarks many patient associations and activists will organise local supporting events aimed at lobbying and/providing information about IBD.

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