Health and environment dynamics
The European Human Exposome Network was launched in Brussels in February 2020. It is made up of nine EU-funded research projects involving 126 research groups from 24 countries. Beta is a partner in one of the network’s projects, LongITools. It is exploring interactions between the environment, lifestyle, and health in influencing our risks of developing chronic cardiovascular and metabolic disease. Our role in the project is to lead on communications, dissemination, and the exploitation of the project’s results.
Both the network and the individual projects within it, are tasked with translating their research findings into policy. Specific outputs include decision-making and evaluation tools for policymakers. They will enable the development of more coherent policies for improving both our health and the environment. Beta experts are supporting communications for both the network and LongITools, with policymakers as one of the key target groups. In LongITools, Beta is leading on the development of the policy options arising from the project, one of the main outputs of the five-year research project.