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The Urban Agenda Partnership on Air Quality has just launched a new Training Course on Air Quality and Health: Methods, Tools and Practices for Better Air Quality Action Planning that will be publicly presented on 27th of November at the EU Clean Air Forum in Bratislava.

The training course has been developed by HEAL, the Netherlands (as coordinator), Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, the cities of Utrecht, the Greater London Authority, Helsinki/HSY, Milan, Constanta, and Duisburg (representing the Consortium Clean Air Ruhr Area), and Eurocities.

The training course is based on the Partners’ collective knowledge from working together on clean air for three years. It offers free learning access to methods and tools, specifically designed, tailored and tested to be shared with, customized and taken up by other stakeholders across Europe (cities, regions, member states).

The European Commission has supported the work of the Partnership as an observer with the involvement of DG REGIO, DG ENV, DG GROW and the EU Joint Research Centre who provided valuable inputs to fine-tune the final deliverables.

The training covers at 360° the capacity-building needs of a public administration committed to improve ambient air quality of its citizens. Through a practical hands-on approach and scientific evidence-based practices, it aims at making cities, regions and Member States more effective, efficient and resilient in dealing with air quality-related legislation and implementation issues and opportunities, in finding innovative access to public funding and financing for air quality interventions, in improving decision-making and planning of air quality actions, in measuring impact of urban planning solutions on air quality and human health, and, last, but not least, in communicating and raising awareness about air quality.

It also adds value for activities the health sector and civil society, for example with providing information on how to best communicate on clean air, or using the recommendations for a clean air action plan.

The methods, tools and practices developed by the Urban Agenda Partnership on Air Quality are now ready to be transferred in peer-to-peer workshops, knowledge-sharing events, and through direct contact with the Partners involved.

For further information about the modalities to benefit from the knowledge, tools and methods made available by the Urban Agenda Partnership on Air Quality please contact the relevant partnership lead indicated in each section.

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