Episode 1: Indoor air quality in schools: impact on childrenwellbeing and role of research in Europe

The first SynAir-G workshop on ‘Indoor air quality in schools: impact on children wellbeing and role of research in Europe’ took place on the 9th of October in Montpellier (France).

The SynAir-G workshop series are part of the WP7 – Data management, Guidelines, Dissemination and Exploitation – aiming at exchanging know-how and practices between partners and stakeholders to present the project and validate its impact indicators while gathering feedback and state-of-the-art advancements in the field of indoor air quality and its impact on health.

The hybrid event brought together patient representatives, health care professionals, researchers and IDEAL Cluster members across Europe to discuss the importance of indoor air uality in schools, its impact on the wellbeing of children and the role of research and development of new technologies and know-how. Specifically, the first workshop aimed at:

  • Taking stock of the status of Indoor Air quality in schools across Europe.
  • Identifying indoor air quality impact on children.
  • Stimulating discussions on how to innovate devices and services in the school sector through participatory approaches.

The workshop hosted a panel discussion on how to innovate devices and services in the school sector through participatory approaches. The speakers were representatives of the SynAir-G, K-HEALTHinAIR and InChildHealth projects, members of IDEALCluster, an EU Commission initiative aiming at filling knowledge gaps in the understanding of the impacts on our health and well-being of those environmental, occupational and socio. During this session, the three projects discussed their objectives, promising impact on society, and the importance of advocacy.

The event was organised by the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA), and the sessions were co-moderated by Prof. Nikolaos G. Papadopoulos, SynAir-G Coordinator, and Valeria Ramiconi, EFA Programme Manager. More information here.

The SynAir-G workshop series will continue with two other episodes in the upcoming years to discuss the SynAir-G project impact on science and on European policy, and disseminating its results.

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