Exposome Research: Understanding and Addressing Policy Challenges

June 1, 2023 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
ON2 Herestraat 49 3000 Leuven Building number: 402-18
Claire Webster

Join us for the 2023 European Human Exposome Network (EHEN) event Exposome Research: Understanding and Addressing Policy Challenges on 1st June 2023 at 09:00-12:00 CEST.

The European Human Exposome Network (EHEN) is the world’s largest network of projects studying the impact of environmental exposure on human health. EHEN brings together nine EU-funded projects, to undertake research on the human exposome. The human exposome encompasses exposures to environmental factors throughout life, starting from conception and pregnancy. It refers to the totality of environmental exposures over a lifetime. Environmental exposures are diverse and interact with each other, and include pollution, chemicals, diet, urban, blue and green environments, infections, socioeconomic factors and lifestyle. All of these factors can impact our health and wellbeing.

As part of our annual meeting, this year EHEN is hosting an open event to facilitate the two-way exchange between policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders with an interest in the health effects of environmental exposures. This event includes presentations from European policymakers and EHEN researchers on topics such as tackling health at a global level and the Zero Pollution Action Plan. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to, question, and network with other policymakers and multi-disciplinary researchers.

Register by 26th May 2023 to join us in person in Leuven (Belgium) or online!

To ensure we maximise the success of this event, we would also like to ask you to complete our short survey for policy makers to enable us to understand more about your policy challenges and how EHEN can help.



09:00:  Welcome

09:15:  Understanding the Human Exposome

09:30:  Exploring Key Policy Challenges and Drivers – presentations and discussions:

– European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD)

– World Health Organisation (WHO)

– European Commission Directorate-General for Environment (DG ENV)

10:30:  Coffee break

10.50:  Exploring Key Policy Challenges and Drivers continued – workshop

11:20: Supporting the challenges, how could EHEN help?

11:30: General discussion and closing remarks

12:00: Networking lunch (Leuven attendees only)

12:30: End of event 


Who should attend: Policymakers, NGOs, citizens, patient representatives, researchers.

We look forward to seeing many of you there!

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This event is being organised by Beta Technology Ltd, a partner in the LongITools project, on behalf of EHEN. The details of all delegates registered for this event may be shared with other EHEN project partners and the funder (European Commission). Your data may be used by the project partners to share information about other similar events. If you do not wish to receive these communications, please email claire.webster@betatechnology.co.uk.  In addition, all survey results may be shared with the EHEN project partners and the funder. Please refer to our LongITools privacy notice  for more information.