The main objective of the PRONET project is to facilitate exchange and evaluation of interventions on environment and health exposure reduction measures on a regional level and promote implementation of successful initiatives in other regions of Europe.
This project will focus on the exchange of useful practices in two areas:
- the reduction of traffic-related health hazards (air pollution and noise); and
- improvement of indoor air quality.
This project will co-ordinate the body of experience in practical pollution reduction measures or strategies and will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the design and implementation of measures aimed at reducing exposure to environmental health hazards. Communication, participation, socio-economic and gender factors are included in the analysis as they might influence the impact of exposure reduction measures. To do so, PRONET will set up an information exchange platform for the development of effective and efficient health promotion-based policies. Furthermore, this project will set up a network of regional authorities and researchers at European, national and regional level. Establishing a link through partners and member states to Transport, Health and Environment Pan European Programme (THE PEP) and other relevant projects will be part of the activities. At workshops and by surveys network members will come together to identify, analyse, assess and develop policy options to gain insight into interventions and to disseminate the results to all stakeholders in European regions to accelerate the progress in environmental health protection.
The network will support the European Environment and Health Action Plan, the Thematic Strategy on the Urban Environment and ongoing work at the Commission and Member State level on identifying the exposures causing the most significant health problems. The results will be used to make recommendations for policies at regional level.
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