Uniting And Empowering

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Uniting and empowering coeliac societies in Europe and beyond. 

Our members

What we do

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Firstly, we care. 

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

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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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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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Latest news

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Online Course
Free online courses about coeliac disease
  • 2nd December 2021
  • 2 min read

In an international initiative several free online courses on coeliac disease have been created.

New Members Wanted
European Patients Forum is looking for new young members
  • 8th November 2021
  • 2 min read

European Patients Forum Youth Group is looking for new, motivated, young patient advocate members to join them in their exciting projects and activities.

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.