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.

Introduced in 2012, our Member societies are now licensing the use of the Crossed Grain symbol on over 5,500 gluten free products that are now available across Europe with numbers increasing every month. 

A recent workshop held in Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic, last month attracted a wide range of Czech gluten free producers. Our Chair, Tunde Koltai, was on hand to explain the European licensing system's advantages, such as the use of only one license for exports to all European countries in which AOECS Member societies are located. 

Read more on our gluten free certification scheme.

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This is a new study carried out by Eeva Laine, Project Manager at the Finnish coeliac society Keliakiailiitto. The paper focuses on the psycholgical effects of having coeliac disease within families and social circles.


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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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