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Quiet please: The future of EU noise policies

Organised by T&E, EEB and HEAL

Wednesday 25th May, 13:00 - 18:00

European Economic and Social Committee Rue van Maerlant 2, Brussels

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AGENDA

13:00 - Lunch

14:00 - Welcome

T&E/EEB/HEAL and Luca Jahier, President, Civil Society Group, European Economic and Social Committee

14:00 - 15:00 - Panel 1: Policies for cost-effective road noise reduction Chair: Kathleen Van Brempt, MEP

- The forthcoming proposal for stricter vehicle noise standards: Philippe Jean, Director (acting), Internal market, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission

- The Danish traffic noise reduction strategy: Brian Kristensen, Danish Environmental Protection Agency
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- View from the regions: Piotr Gaudibert, External relations manager, BruitParif, Ile de France, Noise Observatory
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15:00 - 16:00 - Panel 2: Health impacts from environmental noise Chair: Dr Miroslav Mikolášik, MEP

- Burden of disease from environmental noise: Dr Rok Ho Kim, WHO European Centre for Environment and Health
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- Research needs for noise and health – the European Network for Noise and Health: Prof. Stephen Stansfeld, European Network on Noise and Health ENNAH
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- Road traffic noise and cardiovascular health: Dr Mette Sørensen, Institute of Cancer Epidemiology
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16:00 - 16:30 - Coffee break

16:30 - 17:30 - Panel 3: Managing environmental noise Chair: Michael Cramer, MEP

- The review of the environmental noise directive: Soledad Blanco, Director Sustainable Resources, DG Environment, European Commission

- Managing noise in the EU: current and upcoming challenges: Colin Nugent, European Environment Agency
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- Managing noise at city level: Laura Zapata, Barcelona City Council View Presentation here

17:30 - Final discussion and concluding remarks

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Agenda


Presentation of Dr Mette Sørensen, Institute of Cancer Epidemiology


Presentation of Rokho Kim, WHO European Centre for Environment and Health


Presentation of Laura Zapata, Barcelona City Council


Presentation of Brian Kristensen, Danish Environmental Protection Agency


Presentation of Colin Nugent, European Environment Agency


Presentation of Piotr Gaudibert, Ile de France, Noise Observatory


Written on 20 May 2011.

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