Uniting And Empowering


Uniting and empowering coeliac societies in Europe and beyond. 

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Coeliac Disease Awareness Day

On May 16th we marked International Coeliac Disease Awareness Day. You can still help us create more attention to this condition and the effects it causes.

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Coeliac Day Awareness webinars
  • 25th April 2023
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To mark the International Coeliac Day AOECS arranges a series of free webinars all through the month of May. Register today!

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Study reveal an increase in digestive diseases
  • 24th April 2023
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AOECS is attending the UEG event "Bridging the gaps - a pan-European study on digestive diseases across Europe" on April 26th, 2023.

What we do


Firstly, we care. 

We strive for the best possible safety, availability and consistent labelling of foods and products suitable for people intolerant to gluten.


The resources you need.

We coordinate the exchange of information related coeliac disease, encouraging skill and knowledge sharing, particularly among new and developing Coeliac Societies.

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Supporting our members

We represent our members at an international level, particularly with respect to European legislation, policy development and fostering multi-national research projects.


Gluten Free Certification

The Crossed Grain Trademark is widely recognised as a source of trust and reassurance that a product is safe to eat. Our Europe wide licensing system means that one trademark license gives producers and retailers the right to use the Crossed Grain Trademark on their gluten free sales in over 30 European countries.

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About coeliac disease

1 in 100 people are estimated to suffer from coeliac disease in Europe. Applying that ratio, it can be assumed that more than 7 million people are affected by coeliac disease across Europe, with only approximately 25% of those actually receiving a diagnosis. Coeliac disease can present with a wide range of mild to very severe symptoms with the only treatment being a strict daily gluten free diet.

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Curious about what coeliac disease is? Watch this short film that explains the facts.

The film was created as a part of the international collaboration Focus IN CD.