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Development of a coherent approach to human biomonitoring in Europe

Objective

ESBIO aims at developing a coordinated approach for human biomonitoring (HBM) with focus on children in Europe, in line with Action 3 of the EU E&H Action Plan by providing strong scientific support for the pilot project to be launched end 2006. The project proposal aims to overcome specific deficiencies in EU HBM in particular by generating significant added value with:

- An updated and extended inventory of EU HBM activities and data bases, ensuring relevant activities and stakeholders to be integrated in the development of a coordinated approach and creating a platform for exchange;
- Proposals - for a coordinated approach and for a pilot study - for possible objectives, target pollutants and appropriate markers, study design and methods for collection, analysis and evaluation of data, protocol for laboratory coordination;
- A concept for integration of biomonitoring with environmental and health monitoring and for translation of HBM results into a response system;
- Guidelines for ethical practices;
- Guidelines for communication and dissemination of results;
- Strategies for wider communication to stakeholders;
- An assessment of socio-economic consequences and costs of various alternatives, including a concept to improve cost efficiency;
- A concept for coordination, evaluation and follow up of a EU pilot project;
- A systematic overview and evaluation of the sensitivity and utility of biomarkers in perspective of a EU pilot project;
- A strategy for synergism between environmental health research and a pan EU HBM surveillance network.
Members of ESBIO actively participated in the elaboration of the EU E&H Strategy and are active in EU institutions playing a major role in HBM research and surveillance focussing on children. ESBIO is geographically well balanced, involves 62% female and 38% male researchers, has complementary competencies (research, surveillance, ethical issues, socio economic consequences, coordination, management, policy consulting...

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-SSP-4
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

BIPRO GMBH
Address
Grauertstr. 12
Munich
Germany

Participants (21)

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK NV
Belgium
Address
Boeretang 200
Mol
FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCY (UMWELTBUNDESAMT)
Germany
Address
Wörlitzer Platz 1
Dessau
NOFER INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
Poland
Address
8 Sw. Teresy Str.
199 Lodz
INSTITUTE OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE - FACULTY OF MEDICINE OF LISBON
Portugal
Address
Faculdade De Medicina De Lisboa, Av. Prof. Egas Moniz, Ed. Egas Moniz, P0, Ala C, Sala 60
Lisbon
UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
Denmark
Address
Norregade 10
2177 Copenhagen
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
Leuven
INSTITUT DE VEILLE SANITAIRE / NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH SURVEILLANCE
France
Address
12 Rue Du Val D' Osne
Saint Maurice
ENVIRON NETHERLANDS B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Zeisteroever 17
Zeist
STATE GENERAL LABORATORY, MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Cyprus
Address
Kimonos 44
Nicosia
INITIATIV LIEWENSUFANK ASSOCIATION SANS BUT LUCRATIF IBFAN-LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg
Address
Rue De Contern 20
Itzig
SHELL INTERNATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES
Netherlands
Address
Carel Van Bylandtlaan 30
162 Den Haag
INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
Croatia
Address
Ksaverska C 2
Zagreb
AGENZIA REGIONALE PER LA PROTEZIONE DELL' AMBIENTE DELLA LOMBARDIA
Italy
Address
Viale Francesco Restelli 3/1
Milano
NATIONAL HELENIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Greece
Address
48 Vassileos Constantinou Avenue
Athens
INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
Address
Nobels Väg 13
210 Stockholm
REGIONAL AUTHORITY OF PUBLIC HEALTH BANSKÁ BYSTRICA
Slovakia
Address
Cesta K Nemocnici 1
Banská Bystrica
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Czechia
Address
Srobarova 48
Prague
UMWELTBUNDESAMT GMBH (FEDERAL ENVIRONMENT AGENCY)
Austria
Address
Spittelauer Lände 5
Vienna
FINNISH INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
Finland
Address
Topeliuksenkatu 41 A A
Helsinki
HEALTH PROTECTION AGENCY
United Kingdom
Address
61 Colindale Avenue
London
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH DEVELOPMENT
Estonia
Address
Hiiu St. 42
Tallinn