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Integrated inter-sector framework to increase the thermal resilience of European workers in the context of global warming

Objective

Environmental heating is a growing challenge for our community and problems are already experienced by millions of Europeans during the summertime and aggravated during heat waves or occupational settings. In addition to the well-known health risks related to severe heat stress, a number of studies have confirmed significant loss of productivity due to hyperthermia. Even if countries adopt the EU proposal for limiting global CO2 emissions, climate change and its associated threat to public health will continue for many decades. Thus, it is crucial to develop strategies to mitigate the detrimental health and societal effects of these environmental changes.

Stakeholders such as policy makers and the private sector usually lack the technical capabilities or facilities to conduct R&D activities at the level of excellence required for such development. European research institutes have the capacity to conduct the R&D necessary to develop solutions. However, they often lack the capacity to transform these solutions into policies and assess their health, economic and social benefits. The HEAT-SHIELD project will create a sustainable inter-sector framework that will promote health as well as productivity for European citizens in the context of global warming. The project will produce a series of state-of-the-art innovative outcomes including: (i) appropriate technical and biophysical research-based solutions to be implemented when the ambient temperature poses a health threat or impairs productivity (ii) a weather-based warning system with online open access service that anticipates the events that may pose a threat to workers’ health; (iii) scenario-specific policies and solutions aimed at health promotion and preventing loss of productivity (iv) implementation of the formulated policies and evaluation of their health, economic and social benefits. Consequently, the HEAT-SHIELD project provides a multi-sector approach to address the serious environmental challenge.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2015-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 852 243,29

Participants (19)

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 356 908,79
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 724 414,71
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 131 457
Address
Wulfruna Street
WV1 1LY Wolverhampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 479 620,63
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 165 616,95
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 121 447,50
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT DES INNERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Inselgasse 1
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 460 025
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 535 675
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
AZIENDA UNITA' SANITARIA LOCALE TOSCANA CENTRO

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Piazza Santa Maria Nuova 1
50122 Firenze
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
HELP THE AGED LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 119 375
Address
Pentonville Road 207-221
N1 9UZ London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 488 533,13
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VEILIGHEIDS- EN GEZONDHEIDSREGIO GELDERLAND-MIDDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 116 420
Address
Eusebiusbuitensingel 43
6802 EJ Arnhem
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EDEX - EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE CORPORATION LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 112 307,69
Address
Makedonitisas Avenue 46
1700 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ODELO SLOVENIJA, PODJETJE ZA RAZVOJ, PROIZVODNJO IN TRZENJE AVTOMOBILSKIH DELOV DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 120 262,79
Address
Tovarniska Cesta 12
3312 Prebold
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH ANDINNOVATION (CETRI) LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 622 091,29
Address
77, John Kennedy Avenue
1077 Nicosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SDRAKAS CHRISTOS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 129 092,60
Address
19 Grigoriou Lampraki
43100 Karditsa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 127 812,50
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)