International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE)
The ISEE Europe Chapter was established by the ISEE Council in March 2012. Its mission is to promote contact between and action by European members of ISEE on matters related to environmental health research, education in environmental epidemiology, and the improvement of public health in Europe.
To support the mission, the aims of the Europe Chapter include promoting:
The Europe Chapter includes all 53 European countries currently corresponding to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) European region (see Annex of the Bylaws). All current members of ISEE based in one of those countries are automatically members of the ISEE Europe Chapter unless they opt out.
Europe Chapter Bylaws
Europe Chapter Action Plan
News and Events
ISEE – ERS Commentary on the proposed EU Ambient Air Quality Directive (AAQD)
ISEE and ERS call for more ambition and a clear path in the AAQD toward complete alignment with the 2021 WHO AQG by 2030. The full commentary can be found here.
Clean Air in Europe for All: an ISEE, ERS & HEI joint meeting (May 24, 2023, Brussels)
The aim of this in-person meeting is to discuss the recently proposed revisions to the EU Ambient Air Quality Directive (AAQD), its strengths and weaknesses, identify remaining challenges and explore additional policy options. For more information and registration (free), please visit this webpage.
ISEE, ERS & ELF joint statement
ISEE, ERS, and ELF have issued a joint statement on the planned construction and operation of the Woodhouse Colliery coal mine, Cumbria, UK.
ISEE & ERS joint letter to EU environment ministers
The letter urges ministers, who are currently considering the proposal to revise the EU’s ambient air quality directives (AAQD), to align the newly proposed limit values with the WHO 2021 Air Quality Guidelines by 2030. The full letter can be seen here.
ISEE-ERS joint statement on the EU Ambient Air Quality Directives (AAQD)
ISEE and European Respiratory Society (ERS) have issued a joint statement on the EU AAQD.
Check out our Autumn newsletter!
And congratulations to our newly elected members Carla Ancona and Ana Vicedo-Cabrera! And welcome to our new associate members as well.
EU Ambient Air Quality Directives
Environmental Epidemiology has published an ISEE sponsored commentary on the need for updated health information in the impact assessment to inform the revision of the EU Ambient Air Quality Directives. In the Commentary additional analyses are proposed of the mortality impacts of PM2.5 and NO2, using the results from ELAPSE - the largest existing study and most relevant data for Europe.
All members welcome on monthly ISEE Europe Chapter calls!
Want to contribute to your Chapter's activities? Come join our ISEE Europe Chapter monthly calls. All are welcome! Contact our co-chairs Hanna Boogaard and Petter Ljungman for more information.