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HEAL Annual General Assembly; five new members and a new Executive Committee!

HEAL Annual General Assembly: 5 new members and a new Executive Committee!

HEAL’s 2010 Annual General Assembly, held in our Brussels office, welcomed over 35 health and environment experts and activists from across Europe. The two day interactive meeting discussed HEAL’s strategy for the upcoming years and allowed for HEAL members to highlight their activities. We also saw the election of a new HEAL Executive Committee for 2010-2012 and the introduction of 5 new member organisations from throughout the EU.

HEAL Members voted a new Executive Committee for a two-year mandate (20010-2012). We welcome two new members to the Committee, Valerie Xhonneux from Inter Environnement Wallonie (Belgium) and André Cicolella, Réseau Environnement Santé (France). The Annual General Assembly also thanked Henriette Christiansen from the Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN EU) and Tamara Steger, Association for Environmental Health (Hungary), who were not running again for Executive Committee, for their hard work and commitment over the past two years. The new committee is a truly international body of Health and Environment experts. The new HEAL Executive Committee is as follows:

Name Organisation
Marie Christine Dewolf (HEAL President) Hygiène Publique en Hainaut (Belgium)
Peter van den Hazel (Vice-President) International Network for Children’s Health, Environment and Safety (the Netherlands)
Dave Stone (Treasurer) Natural England (UK)
Dr. Peter Ohnsorge European Academy of Environmental Medicine (Germany)
André Cicolella Réseau Environnement Santé (France)
Monika Kosinska European Public Health Alliance (Belgium)
Valérie Xhonneux Inter-Environnement Wallonie (Belgium)

- Members’ Corner The Members’ corner, a HEAL interactive session, aimed to enable members to highlight their upcoming work, campaigns, to discover what others are doing and to find synergies for future work. HEAL membership includes a diverse network of European, International, and National organisations as well as academic institutions - each focusing on a diversity of policy areas, ranging for environment & health, air quality, sustainable development , children’s health, pesticides, chemicals, etc. We thank members for the lively session, it was the best yet!.

- Approval of new Members Application HEAL is excited to welcome five new members from Hungary, France, Armenia and the Netherlands. Find out more about these groups and their issues here:

Clean Air Action Group (Hungary)

Women for Green Way for Generations (Armenia)

Committee for Sustainable Development in Health (France)

Own Cross roads Foundation

Vereniging Stedelijk Leefmilieu Groen – en Milieubeheer (Netherlands)

Last updated on 7 June 2011

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