ENFA (The European Network of Fibromyalgia Associations) was officially inaugurated as an Organization in September 2004 and was supported by the United Kingdom, Scotland, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway and France.
Fibromyalgia affects an estimated 14 million people in Europe. It has a devastating impact on those who suffer from the disease and also for those careers and families who are trying to support them. Also it imposes a large economic burdens on society and individuals. The mission of ENFA is to promote Fibromyalgia awareness to politicians, physicians, scientists and the general public on a European level.
As Fibromyalgia was adopted by the European politicians by way of accepting the written declaration 69/2008, ENFA’s efforts aim to achieve implementation of the declaration with the primary goal of placing Fibromyalgia as a key topic in the European Health Programme.
ENFA, has Organized some various events to raise awareness of this invisible disease among the general public and the patients. These include a lunch meeting hosted by the Cypriot Member of the European Parliament, Mr.Takis Hadjigeorgiou on 12th 2017 under the topic: “The position of the fibromyalgia patients in the society".
The ENFA Conference 2018, was Organized in partnership with ME, CFS & Fibromyalgia Alliance Malta – VO/818 and took place in May 2018 in Valetta, Malta. Titled ‘In every disability, there is an ability’, the conference was held under the distinguished patronage of Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta.