Uniting And Empowering


Uniting and empowering coeliac societies in Europe and beyond. 

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Coeliac Day Run

The international coeliac day is on May 16th. This year we mark this day by inviting you to a pan-European virtual excersize challenge. A large part of the money collected through this event goes to AOECS Central Emergency Fund to support the aid for Ukrainian coeliacs.

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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.

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International Coeliac Day
  • 16th May 2022
  • 3 min read

Do you often feel tired, bloated, have stomach pain and occasionally get depressed? It could be Coeliac Disease. It is a stealth disease that affects about 7 to 15 million Europeans every single day of the year. Not seldom affected people do not even know that they have this condition.

Coeliac Day Run 2022
  • 6th May 2022
  • 2 min read

Association of European Coeliac Societies is arranging Coeliac Day Virtual Run together with national coeliac societies from over 10 European countries. Join the challenge and walk, run or cycle for coeliacs in Ukraine between May 16-22.


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.