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
Results of the ISEE Europe Chapter Election Are In
Congratulations to our newly elected members Lilian Tzivian and Konstantinos
Makris, as well as Kurt Straif and Elaine Fuertes who have been re-elected for a second term.
Next ISEE Young Conference in France
The European Chapter is pleased to announce the next European conference for young researchers to be held in Rennes, France June 5-7, 2024. More info here.
Recent Advances on Air Pollution and Health Hybrid Conference (RESPIRAMI), Milan, Italy. 29 Feb - 1 March
Listen to the most recent evidence stemming from research completed in the last few years, and hear about what's next. Participation is free, but registration required. More information here.
ISEE letter to EU Environment Ministers
ISEE, with seven more health organisations, has sent a letter to EU environment ministers about the EU’s clean air standards (Ambient Air Quality Directives – AAQD) to urge them to step up on the Commission’s proposal, to reduce ill-health and health costs swiftly and significantly.
ISEE statement on “Climate Action Makes Dollars and Sense for Health”
The statement highlights the potential for climate action to not only mitigate climate change but also benefit public health. It argues that this should be a crucial item in the future negotiations such as at the Bonn meetings and future COPs. Read the entire statement here.
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 (agenda) was 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. The recording and the slides are now available for this meeting.
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 urged ministers to align the newly proposed limit values for pollutants 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.
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.