ABOUT

The European Human Exposome Network is the world’s largest network of projects studying the impact of environmental exposure on human health.

It brings together 9 research projetcs, receiving over €100 million from Horizon 2020, the EU’s framework programme for research and innovation. These projects address issues such as exposures to air quality, noise, chemicals, urbanisation etc. and health impacts, the projects’ results and will contribute to advancing the European Green Deal’s ambition to protect citizens’ health and well-being from pollution and environmental deterioration by providing new evidence for better preventive policies.

Rooted in international and regional frameworks, such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the strategic cooperation on environment and health (E&H) between the European Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) Europe, the Network emerged from three decades of work towards better integration of environment and health in research.

EU Environment and health research and history context

Towards a fundamental shift in looking at health, moving research from the classical bio-medical model ‘one exposure, one disease’ to a more comprehensive approach upon which to build solid, cost-effective preventive actions and policies for the future.

One Exposure, one disease

5th Framework Programme of Research (FP5)
102 projects
160 M€ EU funds

ERA building, Networks, Integrating Projects

6th Framework Programme of Research (FP6)
61 projects
275 M€ EU funds

Emerging issues: nano, climate, exposome pilot

7th Framework Programme of Research (FP7)
167 projects
640 M€ EU funds

RA of chemicals; HBM4EU; EURION; Environment in non-communicable diseases: the Exposome Network

H2020
135 projects
712 M€ EU funds

Cluster Health. Environmental and Social Health Determinants

Horizon Europe

UrsulavonderLeyen

For the health of our citizens, our children and grandchildren, Europe needs to move towards a zero-pollution ambition. I will put forward a cross-cutting strategy to protect citizens’ health from environmental degradation and pollution, addressing air and water quality, hazardous chemicals, industrial emissions, pesticides and endocrine disruptors.

Ursula von der Leyen
Political Guidelines for the next European Commission 2019-2024

PROJECTS

HEDIMED
HEDIMED
LONGITOOLS
LONGITOOLS
REMEDIA
REMEDIA
ATHLETE
ATHLETE
EPHOR
EPHOR
EXIMIOUS
EXIMIOUS
EQUAL-LIFE
EQUAL-LIFE
EXPANSE
EXPANSE
HEAP
HEAP