Results of the survey on couples with IBD and their offspring

New publication!   The results of the survey "The phenotypic features of couples with IBD and their offspring"  have now been published in the Annals of Gastroenterology. The survey has been carried out by Dr Joana Torres from the Gastroenterology Department at Hospital Beatriz Ângelo (Portugal) with the support of the European Crohn and Colitis Organization. EFCCA has...

COVID-19 Vaccine IBD

COVID-19 Vaccine IBD - Perceptions and Safety of COVID-19 Vaccine in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone`s life. Recently the vaccination programme across Europe has started and different countries are at different stages in their vaccination programme. Limited data is available about vaccination, especially in the context of IBD. Our aim is...

Nordic food branch Coop removes additives of concern from all new, own brand products

Nordic food branch Coop removes additives of concern from all new, own brand products After call from the The Norwegian association for people with digestive diseases Author: Marte Gylland Hegstad – web editor, Landsforeningen mot fordøyelsessykdommer (LMF) In  autumn of 2020, the The Norwegian association for people with digestive diseases (Landsforeningen mot fordøyelsessykdommer,...

Everything you wanted to know about sex – but were afraid to ask!

On the occasion of World IBD Day EFCCA is pleased to publish a leaflet on IBD and intimacy in order to break the silence around this taboo subject. It forms part of our World IBD Day 2021 #breakthesilence campaign to raise awareness around the impact the disease has on the general well-being of IBD patients. Download leaflet: ENGLISH.pdf PORTUGUESE.pdf Read more: on World IBD Day 2021...

My IBD Journey: IBD in the workplace

IBD in the workplace In line with EFCCA´s priority theme for 2020 on Work and IBD  this video animation in the series of "My IBD journey" looks at the issue of IBD in the workplace. It provides support and advice about looking for a new job, how best to talk about your condition with your colleagues, and practical advice about managing IBD at work. The content...


ImmUniverse in a nutshell - watch and share our brand-new animated clip! Together, we @ImmUniverse_EU will improve diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients living with #ulcerativecolitis and #atopicdermatitis. See more on 

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 #...

Expressive Writing Intervention

Do you have IBD (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or indeterminate colitis)? Are you worried about the recent COVID-19 pandemic? Our colleagues from Crohn´s and Colitis Australia are seeking people who would like to test an online expressive writing tool. For more information or to express interest visit:

Sme medzi vami campaign

Our colleagues from the Slovak Crohn Club  have launched a new campaign #smemedzivami to show the daily challenge of living with IBD BUT also to show achievements and goals. They will run patient stories and share the latest in IBD science. For more information please go to:  

IBD podcasts

We are happy to share a series of IBD podcast that have been prepared by our colleagues from the Serbian IBD patient association UKUKS together with Stetoskop info. They are subittled in English and deal with a  wide range of relevant and interesting topics related to IBD.  You can view them here: