HERA Event



Czech Republic / Poland / Slovenia / Slovakia

Date: 5th November 2020 (Thursday)

Time: 8:00 till 13:15 (Prague/ Warsaw/ Bratislava/ Ljubljana time)

Where / Which Platform: online by using Sofa collaboration® Tool. This virtual workshop will take place in English and we will use SOFA tool. Please click the button below to download or to learn more about the SOFA collaboration® software.

WHO: invited stakeholders from environment, climate change and health nexus

HOW : we will all work interactively, online, in the SOFA tool and we will communicate in English


The HERA meeting for the Central European countries workshop, is co-organised by

  • RECETOX, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

  • The Bureau for Chemical Substances, Lodz, Poland

  • The Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Background and objectives

In the era of global environmental change, we must improve the connections between environment, climate and health. The challenges we face are undeniably complex and numerous. Therefore, in-depth, transdisciplinary fundamental and applied knowledge is required, as well as science dissemination, science-policy-society dialogue. The knowledge and dialogue will help us to move forward and ensure relevant design and effective implementation of public policies on European, national and local levels.

In the framework of the HERA project (Health and Environment Research Agenda for Europe), regional stakeholder workshops are organised in order to further identify, analyse, cluster and prioritise key topics in the environment, climate and health nexus that require scientific support in Europe in the next decade.

The ideas discussed during this workshop provide an opportunity to shape future European scientific research and its applications.

Message by the HERA project coordinator, prof. Robert BAROUKI

Preliminary programme and schedule of the meeting

8:00 - 8:30 Workshop Opening 

8:30 - 9:00 Introduction by host and co-host (30 min)

9:00 - 10:00 Break-out Session 1: Priority areas in policy and practice concerning environment, health and climate (60 min)

10:00 - 10:10 Short Break for a drink

10:10 - 11:10 Break-out session 2: Knowledge needs and research topics (60 min)

11:10 - 11:40 Longer break - participants for a chat and support team for analysis of the results (30 min)

11:40 - 12:40 Plenary session: Sharing of ideas, links to the HERA work (60 min)

12:40 - 12:55 Next steps and follow up

12:55 - 13:00 Meeting ends

Pre-reading materials