European Ostomy Association

Welcome on the website of the European Ostomy Association!

The European Ostomy Association (EOA) is a non-profit and a NGO (Non Governmental Organisation) for associations for ostomates all over Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. A total of 42 organizations belong to EOA. EOA is one of three regions organized in The International Ostomy Association (IOA).


Resting is not slacking, Tereza Nagyová

Life is like a never-ending roller coaster ride. Slow ascent, moments of calm, then headlong down, careful turn, and slowly up. The phases alternate like on a treadmill. Trying to keep in the same speed level of life is impossible. Out of nowhere comes information and we are forced to react immediately.

Freakin illness, Tereza Nagyová

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, from mouth to anus. Signs and symptoms often include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, and weight loss. Other complications may occur outside the gastrointestinal tract include anemia, skin rashes, arthritis, inflammation of the eye, and tiredness.