Awareness Raising

Join the fight against IBD press conference

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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World IBD Day 2016

Over 120 landmarks worldwide joined our global World IBD Day on 19 May to raise awareness about Crohn´s disease and Ulcerative Colitis, collectively known as IBD.

Famous landmarks from 28 countries on 5 continents were lit in purple that evening to show their support for the over 5 million people who live with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

The campaign was led by EFCCA together with its national IBD patient associations and many other IBD sister organisations and IBD activistis from around the world.

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Break the Silence! World IBD Day 2021

This year, for World IBD Day, EFCCA would like to promote the discussion on IBD and wellbeing.

With our awareness raising campaign we want to start a dialogue and discussions on the psychological impact of the disease. Through a social media awareness raising campaign leading up to 19 May we want to show the hidden facts about what it is like to live with IBD. Under the hashtag #breakthesilence we want to show the world how a person with IBD really feels.

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