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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-PHC-2015-two-stage

Coordinator

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 852 243,29
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Denmark

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (19)

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 356 908,79
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 724 414,71
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos

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Region
Μαγνησία Θεσσαλία Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 131 457,00
Address
Wulfruna Street
WV1 1LY Wolverhampton

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Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Wolverhampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 18,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 479 620,63
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 587 125,00
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 165 616,95
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 121 447,50
Address
Paradisgatan 5c
22100 Lund

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Region
Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT DES INNERN
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Inselgasse 1
3003 Bern

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Bern / Berne
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 466 250,00
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 460 025,00
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough

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Region
East Midlands (England) Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire Leicestershire CC and Rutland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 535 675,00
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AZIENDA UNITA' SANITARIA LOCALE TOSCANA CENTRO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 114 239,38
Address
Piazza Santa Maria Nuova 1
50122 Firenze

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HELP THE AGED LBG
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 119 375,00
Address
Pentonville Road 207-221
N1 9UZ London

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Region
London Inner London — East Haringey and Islington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 488 533,13
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099-002 Porto

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Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VEILIGHEIDS- EN GEZONDHEIDSREGIO GELDERLAND-MIDDEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 116 420,00
Address
Eusebiusbuitensingel 43
6802 EJ Arnhem

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EDEX - EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE CORPORATION LIMITED
Cyprus
Net EU contribution
€ 112 307,69
Address
Makedonitisas Avenue 46
1700 Nicosia

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Region
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ODELO SLOVENIJA, PODJETJE ZA RAZVOJ, PROIZVODNJO IN TRZENJE AVTOMOBILSKIH DELOV DOO
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 120 262,79
Address
Tovarniska Cesta 12
3312 Prebold

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Region
Slovenija Vzhodna Slovenija Savinjska
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH ANDINNOVATION (CETRI) LTD
Cyprus
Net EU contribution
€ 622 091,29
Address
77, John Kennedy Avenue
1077 Nicosia

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

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Region
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SDRAKAS CHRISTOS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 129 092,60
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 127 812,50
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00