Uniting And Empowering


Uniting and empowering coeliac societies in Europe and beyond. 

Our members

AOECS Emergency Fund for Ukraine

We need more donations to keep the flow of gluten-free food shipments to Ukraine going. Please read more on how to support us.


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AOECS to Lift the Patient Perspective at Global Celiac Conference
  • 25th February 2024
  • 2 min read

To balance the focus on medical research on coeliac disease AOECS puts the spotlight on the 8,700 hours per year when a person with coeliac disease is not a patient at the largest research conference on coeliac disease in Sheffield 5-7 September, 2024.

Clinical Research
Hurry up – nominate candidates for the Research Prizes from Celiac Disease Foundation
  • 21st February 2024
  • 2 min read

Researchers, advocates, and professionals working with celiac disease are encouraged to nominate individuals who have made outstanding contributions to advancing the understanding of celiac disease. Nominations for the prizes can be submitted until February 23, 2024.

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Urgent appeal to alleviate severe gluten-free food shortage in Ukraine
  • 20th December 2023
  • 3 min read

Since the onset of the full-scale occupation of Ukraine, the nation has experienced a devastating loss of its gluten-free food producers. This has resulted in a critical shortage of gluten-free food in Ukraine. Please support us in shipping food to Ukrainian coeliacs.

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.