What is SINPHONIE?
The SINPHONIE project (Schools Indoor Pollution and Health: Observatory Network in Europe) is a complex research project covering the areas of health, environment, transport and climate change and aimed at improving air quality in schools and kindergartens. The project is implemented under a European Commission service contract (DG Sanco, Health and Consumer Protection Directorate).
Thirty-eight environment and health institutions from 25 countries are participating in the SINPHONIE research project in order to implement Regional Priority Goal III (RPG3) of the Childrenís Environment and Health Action Plan for Europe (CEHAPE), which is to prevent and reduce respiratory disease due to outdoor and indoor air pollution.
The SINPHONIE project is an example of the practical implementation of the EU Environment and Health Action Plan.
The results of SINPHONIE NEW
There are three final publications of the SINPHONIE project on the European Commission's Joint Research Centre Publications Repository website and the SINPHONIE project website under publication menu. You can read and download them from these websites:
- The SINPHONIE Guidelines Report in three languages (EN, DE and FR) (http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC87071 and www.sinphonie.eu/publications)
- The SINPHONIE Final Report (in English) (http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC91160 and www.sinphonie.eu/publications)
- The SINPHONIE Executive Summary of the Final Report in three languages (EN, DE and FR) (http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC91163 and www.sinphonie.eu/publications)
Reading about the results
Turning research into action - Information for school staff and parents - Information for children
The SINPHONIE project officially closed on 1 December 2012. Information about the results of the project and recommendations for the healthy school environment you can find in the Publication menu of the website. The dissemination of outcomes is ensured by activities throughout the project involving students, teachers, school staff and parents, thus cultivating a proactive attitude towards achieving better indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools and, hopefully, by extension at home. In order to continue the unique partnership between environment and health research, the SINPHONIE partners are committed to following up the project in order to gain greater research experience on IAQ and children’s health in Europe. The results of the SINPHONIE project have raised new research questions on healthy school building materials, children’s comfort and school ventilation. The project partners will apply for EU funding to complete the IAQ research and provide a greater body of evidence to contribute to the development of school health policy.
The SINPHONIE project Closing meeting
Date: 11-12 September 2012
The SINPHONIE project Closing meeting will be on 11-12 September 2012 at the Conference Center of REC in Hungary (located at 9-11 Ady Endre út, Szentendre). Szentendre is 20 km from Budapest. Thirty-eight environment and health institutions from 25 countries are participating in the SINPHONIE research project in order to implement Regional Priority Goal III (RPG3) of the Children’s Environment and Health Action Plan for Europe (CEHAPE), which is to prevent and reduce respiratory disease due to outdoor and indoor air pollution.Click here to see the agenda of the meeting
SINPHONIE Technical Committee Meeting
Date: 26-27 April 2012
The Technical Committee meeting of the SINPHONIE project is organized by the IDMEC team of the Porto University in Porto, on 26-27 April 2012 to discuss the data management, analysis and the drafting of the policy recommendation on IAQ.Click here to see the agenda
E&H Training program and the GA
Date: 2-6 May 2011
Training program of the project is designed by the JRC to prepare the implementation of the WP3 and WP4. The training will focus on environmental measures, health survey and health testing.Click here to see the agenda
Project Opening meeting
Venue: Regional Environmental Center (REC), Hungary
Date: 10-11-12 November 2010
The Project Opening meeting is the launching event of the SINPHONIE project. The 3 days event accommodate the Coordination Committee meeting (REC, IDMEC-FEUP, JRC, NIEH), the Technical Committee meeting (CC, WP leaders and co-leaders) and the Steering Committee meeting (The meeting of the Partners)