| Project objectives:
The main objective of HENVINET is to establish a long-term co-operation between researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders in the area of environment
and health research and assessment. This is being done by the various work methods implemented through work packages.
Work Package 1 (Evaluation and exploitation of research and best practices) will lead to achievement of the general objective. It is organised in a matrix
form, where individual health topics, each led by a topic leader and with a topic group of health experts, will work in two subtasks led by environmental experts
and supported by additional environmental experts, so that each deliverable (framework definition and reviews) will be achieved in collaboration between
the experts from different fields. Furthermore, WP1 also aims at integration of research results from New Member states into the reviews, through a dedicated
Work Package 2 (System and database) will develop a web-based tool to facilitate information gathering and access to information for the purposes of the
project, through public and internal websites and searchable database. This will assist in dissemination of project information, and provide technical
solutions and input to the Environment and Health Information System.
Work package 3 (Interaction with policy and dissemination) will promote co-operation through dissemination activities and through workshops and project
Work Package 4 (Validation and exploitation of decision support tools) will support the achievement of the general objective. The work will be led by environmental
experts and by experts in the field of modelling of environmental effects on physiology, and will be supported by the health experts, and the deliverables will
be results of joint efforts.
To protect the health of populations and individuals, policies need to integrate environmental and health issues. The aim of HENVINET is to support such informed
policy making. HENVINET will review, exploit and disseminate knowledge on environmental health issues based on research and practices, for wider use by relevant
stakeholders. Further, it will lead to validation of tools and results with emphasis on the four priority health diseases of the European Environment and Health
Action Plan (EHAP) 2004-2010, and will provide structured information overview that may be utilised by other actors relevant to Environment and Health Strategy.