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The Health and Environment Alliance aims to raise awareness of how environmental protection improves health. It achieves this by creating opportunities for better representation of citizens’ and health experts’ perspectives in the environment and health-related European policy-making.
Our membership includes a diverse network of 65 citizens’, patients’, women’s, health professionals’ and environmental organisations across Europe and has a strong track record in increasing public and expert engagement in both EU debates and the decision-making process. 13 members are international or European organisations and 52 works at national or local in 26 different countries.
What we aim to do:
Make European citizens and NGOs more aware of policy changes that can help or hinder progress towards sustainable development
Support the participation of citizens in policy making at the European level and represent their concerns
Strengthen EU policies in favour of better protection of health and the environment
Link significant research findings to recommendations on policy action
What we can do for you:
Ensure you organisation is part of the independent voice on health and environmental issues in Europe
Keep you informed about what’s going on in environment and health
Create opportunities to build networks and coalitions
Showcase the work of your organisation
Priority issues for 2010-11 include:
Environment and Health Strategy (EU Environment and Health Action Plan)
Children´s Environment and Health (CEHAPE implementation)
Air Quality (NEC Directive)
HEAL’s entry on the European Commission’s register of interest representatives can be found here.
HEAL (then EEN) has been awarded the Children’s Environmental Health Recognition Award 2006.
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.