International Coeliac Day 2018

International Coeliac Day is all about raising awareness of the condition amongst the general public and healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses, nutritionists and dietitians.

Many of our Member societies held events to observe this day of worldwide recognition of coeliac disease.

The treatment of coeliac disease is following a lifelong gluten-free diet and being careful about what to eat when outside of the home. Which is why some of our Member societies have organised the popular gluten-free food fairs. For people with coeliac disease it is a wonderful experience to know all products being exhibited are safe to eat!

You will find below some information on these events.


Polish Coeliac Society - Polskie Stowarzyszenie Osób z Celiakią i na Diecie Bezglutenowej

​On 15 and 16 May, the Polish Society organised Gluten Free Expo, 2 days of Gluten Free fest in Warsaw!

For more information, click here.

Italian Coeliac Society - Associazone Italiana Celiacha

The Italian Society is organising their fourth national Coeliac Awareness Week, from May 12 to May 20, aimed to inform media and general public about the rights of coeliac patients (prevention, diagnosis, therapy, assistance etc). A number of local events are also being organised: show cooking, seminars in schools, cooking contests, and training courses for caterers. 

For more information, please click here.



Croatian society for coeliac disease - HRVATSKO DRUŠTVO ZA CELIJAKIJU

The Croatian Society for Coeliac Disease are organising the 18th Coeliac Awareness Week in Croatia, from 14 to 18 May.

This will involve a lecture on Coeliac disease and its therapy on 14 May; a small gluten free fair on 15 May, some TV show on 16 May and the of a screening with quick test on Coeliac disease along with individual consultations regarding recognition of Coealiac disease. Finally, on18 May, they are organising a table for food manufacturers and food merchants about the Crossed Grain Symbol licensing.


Czech Coeliac Society - Společnost pro bezlepkovou dietu

The Czech Coeliac Society is organising a gluten free expo in Prague on 19 May 2018. For more information, click here.

Ukrainian Coeliac Society

The Ukrainian Coeliac Society is organising a Celiac Week starting on May 12, with a training on Coeliac Disease for doctors, followed on May 15 by a seminar for the HoReCa sector. On May 16, they held a press conference on the AOECS and ESPGHAN manifesto,with a call to the Health Ministry . To finish, they organized an open football tournament on May 19.

Luxemburg Coeliac Society - Association Luxembourgeoise des Intolerants au Gluten

The Luxemburg Coeliac Society organised an "Afterwork Meeting » at an Italian restaurant, with pizza and dessert offered by ALIG.