GA²LEN, the Global Allergy and Asthma European Network, has recently launched a programme for the development, interaction and accreditation of centers of reference and excellence in special areas of allergy embedded in its overall quality management of allergy centres of excellence.

Allergic Rhinitis is a common and debilitating condition and can be a challenge for both patients and treating physicians Centers of reference and excellence in Allergic Rhinitis (ARIACAREs) can help to improve the management of hard to treat conditions. Here, we describe the aims, the requirements and deliverables, the application process, and the audit and accreditation protocol for GA²LEN ARIACAREs. The main aims of GA²LEN ARIACAREs are to provide excellence in Allergic Rhinitis management, education and to increase the knowledge of Allergic Rhinitis by research and to promote the awareness of atopic dermatitis by advocacy activities.

ARIACARE is a proud member of the European Innovative Partnership on Active Healthy Ageing  (EIP on AHA ).