Health & Environment Alliance
aisbl - not for profit association
III - Non-governmental organisations
Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar
Boulevard Charlemagne, 28
Ms Genon Jensen
Ms Anne Stauffer
Founded in 2003, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is a leading European not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects health in the European Union.
With the support of more than 70 member organisations, HEAL brings independent expertise and evidence from the health community to different decision-making processes. Our broad alliance represents health professionals, not-for-profit health insurers, doctors, nurses, cancer and asthma groups, citizens, women’s groups, youth groups, environmental NGOs, scientists and public health institutes Members include international and Europe-wide organisations as well as national and local groups in 25 countries both within EU member states and the wider European region, as defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The organisation’s vision is a healthy planet for healthier people in Europe and beyond. HEAL’s advocacy and awareness-raising work aims to show how environmental action can bring down rates of asthma, obesity, diabetes, cancer and infertility.
HEAL has a strong track record in increasing public and expert engagement in EU and World Health Organisation debates and decision-making processes on environment and health.
HEAL sits on the advisory groups of and participates in many EU-funded research projects such as SINPHONIE, ESCAPE, COPHES, or Henvinet, thus actively contributing to ensuring research results are considered in EU environmental policy-making.
HEAL consults with its members and represents the network in the following official forums: European Commission DG SANCO Indoor Air Quality Working Group, European Commission DG ENV stakeholder group on review of air policies, EU EDCs strategy ad hoc group, ECHA Member State Committee, European Environment and Health Task Force (EHTF), the steering committee of the WHO-led Pan-European environment and health process, as the representative for the health NGO community, and WHO Europe Working Group on Climate change and health (HIC). HEAL is also a member of the Green 10, the group of leading environmental NGOs active at EU level.
HEAL also has ongoing collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), WHO and IPEN.
Our registration is based on the guidelines for transparent registration developed by the Civil Society Contact Group and ALTER-EU. Find the guidelines on http://www.act4europe.org/register, or http://www.alter-eu.org
EU air quality policies (revision of NEC Directive, ambient air quality), EU chemicals policies (endocrine disruptors, REACH, pesticides, mercury), climate and energy policies such as Energy Union, EU policy on chronic diseases, horizontal EU initiatives such as Europe 2020.
This includes implementation of the 7th EU Environmental Action Programme, as well as the pesticides and biocides regulations.
For a list of HEAL projects including the Chemicals Health Monitor please see: http://env-health.org/resources/projects/
EU Stakeholder Group on review of air policy
· EU Indoor air quality expert group
· EU Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Member State Committee, Management
Board and Advisory Group on the dissemination of public information
about chemical substances, and EU EDCs Strategy Ad hoc Group
On behalf of HEAL, the persons listed below have had, during the reporting period, four or more contacts with members or officials of the EU institutions with the objective of influencing the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions:
- Environment and Health in general, EU chemicals policies, Climate policies: Genon Jensen, Executive Director
- Environment and Health in general, Outdoor and Indoor Air Quality, Climate and Energy, Noise: Anne Stauffer, Deputy Director
- Chemicals, Mercury Policy: Dr. Lisette van Vliet, Senior Policy Adviser Chemicals and Chronic Disease
- EU Climate and energy policies: Julia Huscher, Coal and Health Officer
EU Climate and Energy Policies: Vlatka Matkovic Puljic, Project Coordinator Energy and Health
- Press and communications work: Lucy Mathieson, Campaigns and Communications Officer,
- Diana G. Smith, Communications and Media
75%: 2 50%: 1 25%: 4
|First name||Surname||Start Date||End Date|
|Lisette Adriana||VAN VLIET||17/09/2014||15/09/2015|
For the list of HEAL members please see:
HEAL is a member of the European Citizens’ Organizations for Standardisation (ECOS), the International POPS Elimination Network (IPEN), Green10, Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation in the EU (ALTER-EU).
03/2013 - 03/2014
EU LIFE+ operational grant
HEAL is strongly committed to transparency. We support the improvement of the current register with giving the names of individual lobbyists and providing precise and comparable financial information on lobbying. The following estimates are made according to guidelines of the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU). 20% of HEAL budget directly attributable to interest representation with EU institutions.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.