Living with CF

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) or mucoviscidosis is a genetic condition affecting over 48,000 people across Europe. People with CF experience a build-up of thick, sticky mucus in the lungs, digestive system and other organs.  This leads to a wide range of symptoms affecting the entire body. It is vital that people with CF receive regular care from a multidisciplinary team in a specialised CF clinic and access to the latest treatments to enable them to live longer, healthier lives.

HIT-CF Europe
The HIT-CF project (funded by the EU’s Horizon2020 programme) kicked...

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What we do

Care

CF Europe ensures that the patient’s perspective is included and considered in any future improved European Standards of Care. In addition to this, CF Europe supports its members to achieve access to the best possible care in their country by informing patients and professionals, by organising training, lobbying on a European level, and supporting lobbying on a national level.

CF Europe is dedicated to stimulating CF research in Europe that is in line with patients’ needs and research priorities. Our strategic work on scientific research is led and coordinated by the Patient Organisations Research Group (PORG), a CF Europe working group formally established in 2016. CF Europe is well connected to the European Cystic Fibrosis Society (ECFS), with active representation in the Executive Committees of the Patient Registry and the Clinical Trials Network. CF Europe is a work package leader for communication and dissemination in the Horizon 2020 HIT-CF Europe project.

Research

Advocacy

CF Europe advocates directly with relevant stakeholders, such as European Institutions and industry. We have built and continue to develop these relationships with key actors to strengthen our voice and broaden our reach.

How to get involved

You can get involved with CF Europe’s work in many ways.

Are you a researcher, a person with CF or a caregiver, a CF company or a donor? Do you want to become a member or a volunteer?

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CF in Europe

With members in over 39 countries across Europe, we cover the needs of 55 000 people with CF. 

39

Member countries

55000

People with CF