FORALLVENT - Forum for Allergy Prevention

The FORALLVENT project was active from 1 September 2006 to 28 February 2009. Currently, results are being collected and published. Detailed information will be available at the FORALLVENT partners.


FORALLVENT had been set up to create a platform for the development of innovative strategies and therapeutic approaches in the area of allergies. One of its key goals was to bridge the gap between the various strands of research on allergic diseases and the practical application of their results.

The project's purpose was to collect and synthesise knowledge from the fields of allergy and auto-immune research, including the experience gained in various experimental and epidemiological studies in Europe. Moreover, foundations were laid for future research into one of the most challenging epidemics of the 20th century and its probable impact on the 21st century.


Part of the 6th Framework Programme

FORALLVENT's goal was to support and stimulate international co-operation in Europe within the 6th Framework Programme of EU Research, in the priority theme 5 of Food Quality and Safety, specifically addressing the issue of allergies. 

The aim was to establish a forum of experts from a number of different disciplines and with experience from various previous experimental and epidemiological studies. This forum was to review and assemble existing knowledge about allergy protection. Further goals were to identify the gaps between science and the clinical application, and to eventually conceptualize novel avenues for the development of allergy preventive strategies to combat the allergy epidemic of the 20th century.

Specific Support Action

FORALLVENT was a so-called Specific Support Action (SSA) within the 6th Framework Programme.

FORALLVENT: Forum for Allergy Prevention

According to the European Federation of Allergy and Airway Diseases Patients Association (EFA), there are over 100 million asthma, allergy and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in Europe today. Since the number of patients suffering from these diseases is increasing every day, there is an urgent need for new prevention and healing strategies.