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WHO European Environment and Health Process (EEHP)

In April 2015 Israel brought together health and environment ministers from 53 countries to assess how far we have progressed with the targets set in 2010

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Countries: Germany and Europe
Donors: German Ministry of Environment, private donors
Partners: Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), WHO
Issues: Chemicals & Health
Duration: 11/2013 - 12/2017

This little movie introduces you into the European Environment and Health Process, EEHP. Please take 12 minutes of your time to watch it and get some updated information about the process.


Introduction into European Environment and Health Process by WECF

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About EEHP:

In the late 1980s, European countries initiated the first ever process to eliminate the most significant environmental threats to human health, which is called European Environmental Health Process (EEHP). The fifth Ministerial Conference was held in Parma, Italy, on 10-12 March 2010. The Parma Declaration is the first time-bound outcome of the environment and health process. Governments of the 53 European Member States set five clear-cut targets to reduce the adverse health impact of environmental threats in the next decade for children’s health including:

  1. national plans to eliminate asbestos -related diseases
  2. achieving a healthy and tobacco smoke-free indoor air environment in settings for children
  3. eliminating children’s and pregnant women’s exposures to harmful chemical substances
  4. creating healthy and safe environments for children in in which to walk and bike to school and more green spaces to play and exercise, which will also help to prevent injuries
  5. achieving safe water and sanitation in schools and other children settings

Mid-term review
In April 2015 Israel brought together health and environment ministers from 53 countries to a Mid-term review to assess how far we have progressed with the ambitious targets set in 2010. To prepare for the assessment, national focal points within the environment and health ministries are asked to fill in an online policy questionnaire outlining the progress they have made in policies related to the time-bound Parma commitments. They are also asked to highlight the top environmental and health challenges to be addressed in the next Ministerial conference foreseen to take place in 2017.

NGOs are involved in this process from the beginning, being represented by the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) for the health sector, and EcoForum (which is represented by Women in Europe for a Common Future - WECF) for the environmental NGOs.

The European Environment and Health Process (EEHP) will continue towards the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health in 2017. Further information on the process can be found here.


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The Netherlands:

•    Women in Europe for a Common Future, WECF
•    Account Number: 435 42 99 14
•    IBAN: NL 84 ABNA 0435429914
•    BIC: ABNANL2A ABN-AMRO Utrecht

Germany: Women in Europe for a Common Future, WECF e.V.

•    Account Number 13 1390 50
•    Bank code 701 500 00
•    SWIFT: SSKMDEMM
•    IBAN: DE68 7015 0000 0013 1390 50 Bank: Stadtsparkasse München