15 – Brussels, Belgium: EPHECT Stakeholders meeting on chemicals in consumer products and indoor air quality
The EPHECT project (Emissions, Exposure Patterns and Health Effects of Consumer Products in the EU) aims at a specific contribution on the characterisation of some current consumer products regarding their emissions of pollutant substances to the indoor air. While there are methods and results to characterise these products there is no information in terms of their emissions so EPHECT have adopted a methodology for this. The meeting will present works from different stakeholders of the project.
Registration closes on 14 May. Register and download the full programme here
16 – Brussels, Belgium: EP event - Can EU citizens afford their medicines? The economic crisis and access to medicines in Europe
The event organised by EPHA will focus on various political processes linked with the economic crisis. Some of the topics discussed will be the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy, as well as pharmaceutical legislation aiming to ensure that people living in Europe have access to a wide range of quality and affordable medicines. The gathering will serve to assess the impact of cost-containment policies put in place in some EU member states. If you would like to attend the event, please register before 5 May: REGISTRATION
4-7 – Brussels, Belgium: EU Green Week: Cleaner air for all
Green Week offers the opportunity for debate, exchange of experiences and best practices on this year’s theme ‘Cleaner air for all’ in line with the 2013 EU Year of Air. During 2013 the EU’s current air policy is under review, with a focus on finding ways to improve the quality of the air we breathe. More information here
5 – HEAL at Green Week: Session 3.4 and Session 5.1.
5 World Environment Day
World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5 June to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. It is run by UNEP. More information here
24 – 25 June, Brussels, Belgium: European Citizen’s Summit
This first ever Citizen’s Summit organised by a cross-sectoral coalition of NGO actors, brings together for the first time professionals, practitioners and activists from across the different sectors – culture, development, education, environment, health, human rights, social affairs and women’s rights to discuss the future of Europe. Given the high demand for places, the Citizens’ Summit is upon invitation only and we ask you to please express your interest here before 14 May
20-23 – Basel, Switzerland: ISES-ISEE-ISIAQ 2013: Environment and Health – Bridging North, South, East and West
This is the first ever joint conference of three leading scientific societies dedicated to improving public health. It will focus on issues including the methodological challenges for global environmental epidemiology, environmental risks in the context of rapid urbanisation, linking science and policy making through impact assessment and more. HEAL will be attending this conference. More information here
22 – Jerusalem, Israel: 7th International Conference on Children’s Health and the Environment
This conference aims to provide a forum for the latest research findings in children’s environmental health, strengthen the importance of prenatal exposure to environmental factors on pregnancy outcomes, identify opportunities to minimise exposure , develop a greater awareness among health professionals and initiate future direction in this field of work. More information here