Welcome to AOECS

The Association of European Coeliac Societies - also known as AOECS - is the umbrella organisation of European national coeliac societies with currently 35 enrolled Member societies across Europe. AOECS represents people who are affected by coeliac disease or dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) and seeks to collaborate with international coeliac organisations worldwide.

This year our General Assembly was hosted by the Coeliac Society of Ireland in the lovely city of Dublin between 10-13 Sept 2015. 

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Expo Milano 2015

An exhibition on "Feeding the Planet" featuring technological options to ensure healthy, safe and sufficient food for all is running from 1 May-31 Oct 2015 in Milan, Italy. For more information visit their website

Prolamin Working Group

The Working Group on Prolamin Analysis and Toxicity is next meeting in Tulln, Austria 8-10 Oct 2015. For more information visit their website


The United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW) is taking place in Barclona, Spain, between 24-28 Oct 2015. For more information visit their website

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Every year, the 16th May is a day we observe those affected by coeliac disease which could be as many as 70 million people worldwide.

With diagnosis rates still low, many of our Member societies prepare a range of awareness-raising activities lasting anything between a day to an entire month! These events are aimed at helping doctors to identify the symptoms early on and also provides important information to government institutions to gain support for those affected.

Find out what events and activities our Members organised