In several centres within Europe, different possibilities and programs for education and training in the area of environmental health and environmental epidemiology are being offered. These possibilities range in scope and extent from unstructured informal internships, one- or two-week summer schools to full master programs and postdoctoral fellowships. In order to promote education and training in this field and encourage mobility of young researchers, we suggest identifying and listing these possibilities and making this list available to ISEE members. We will further explore possibilities for increasing collaboration, exchange of information and mobility (lecturers and students) between ongoing educational programs in environmental health. To this end, an inventory of existing programs is a necessary requirement as well. Special emphasis will be put on promotion of collaboration in education between the most and the least developed countries in Europe. Local meetings are valuable. One webpage to highlight education and training resources is desirable.
Pippa Douglas (chair)