The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) aims to protect the European environment as a means of promoting the health of all people living in Europe as well as to ensure the participation of citizens in environment and health-related policy making at the European level.
The Health and Environment Alliance specific purposes are to:
Promote the introduction and implementation of policies that protect the environment and promote sustainable development in all areas of EU policy so as to protect and improve the health status of all people living in Europe.
Promote the rights of all citizens to participate in decisions concerning the environment and its impact on their own health
Ensure co-operation among patients’, consumers’ and citizens’ organisations, public health and health promotion agencies, and organisations representing carers, professionals, academics and other organisations active in the field of environment and health, public health at a local, national and European level in order to provide for mutual support, and when necessary, the formation of coalitions on specific issues.
Monitor developments within the European Union in the field of environment and health and provide regular information to members.
Co-operate with the institutions of the European Union and other relevant bodies in Europe and international organisations in order to promote, monitor and evaluate all policies for their impact on environment and health.
Establish a consultative working partnership with the European institutions and other relevant international organisations.
Article 4, Health and Environment Alliance Statutes
If you are a non-governmental organisation, you can join as a HEAL member.
If you are an individual and you share HEAL’s mission and goals, you can become an individual supporter.
HEAL (then EEN) has been awarded the Children’s Environmental Health Recognition Award 2006.