Lungs Europe

Lungs Europe is a Brussels-based collaboration between the European Lung Foundation (ELF) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS).

Established in November 2019, Lungs Europe allows ELF and ERS to work in partnership and with other important organisations in the respiratory field to drive policy and the regulatory environment in support of lung health at the European level. Lungs Europe is well placed to play a significant role in EU funding programmes and projects related to respiratory health and disease.

ELF is a patient-led organisation that works internationally to bring patients and the public together with healthcare professionals to improve lung health and advance diagnosis, treatment and care.

ERS is the largest scientific and clinical organisation in respiratory medicine in Europe. Its members are scientists, clinicians, allied healthcare professionals and other experts from around the world.

You can find out more information about ELF and ERS activities by going directly to their individual websites:

EU projects

ELF and ERS collaborate on a number of EU-funded projects that look at unmet medical and societal needs in the respiratory field. The projects address different aspects in the translational process and how observations in the clinic, laboratory or community turns into interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public.

Both ELF (headquarted in Sheffield, UK) and ERS (headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland) can be partners in HORIZON EUROPE projects. Both organistions are also able to contribute to EU4HEALTH projects through Lungs Europe.

Current projects in which Lungs Europe is involved include:


Lungs Europe

49-51 Rue de Trèves
T: +32 2 238 53 60

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Pippa Powell
Secretary General of Lungs Europe and Director of the European Lung Foundation
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Vlatka Matkovic
Project management
Katherine Wylie - profile image
Katherine Wylie
Fundraising and stakeholder relationships
Polina Starchenko - profile image
Polina Starchenko
Policy and Projects
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Natalia Liagka
Policy and Projects
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Hanna Boiko
Policy and Projects

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