UFIREG Stakeholder Panel

With the launch of the project, partners have established an international stakeholder panel. Interested actors in politics, sciences, environment and health from local, regional, national and European Institutions were invited to join the UFIREG network. Stakeholders who signed a “Letter of Intent” were regularly informed by the partners on the project’s progress, developments and intermediate results. Stakeholders meetings in Prague (January 2012), Dresden (February 2013) and again in Prague (January 2014) provided a framework for an exchange of expertise and experience.

The tasks of a stakeholder involve:

  • the widespread of information
  • the transfer of UFIREG results into their network and policies and
  • regular feedback on the implementation of activities from an external point of view.

The current members of our Stakeholder Panel are:

Prof. Antonio Boccia
Prof. Giuseppe La Torre
Sapienza University of Rome, Clinical Medicine and Public Health Unit
Prof. Klaus Schäfer
Prof. Hans Peter Schmid
Karlsruhe Institute of Technologie, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Environmental Research
Dr. Nicole Wolfram Public Health Department, Dresden
Uwe Böhme Saxon State Ministry of Environment and Agriculture, Department 52 Air Quality and Climate Protection
Volker Dietz City of Dresden, Environmental Agency, Urban Air Quality and Clean Air Planning
Dr. Holger Gerwig Federal Environment Agencyin Langen, Air Quality Control
Dr. Bernhard Schneider Saxonia-Anhalt State Environmental Protection Agency, Halle (Saale)
Dorothee Saar Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V.
Martin Lutz Senate Administration for Urban Development and Environment, Department Clean Air Planning
Joachim Lorenz City of Munich: Department Health and Environment
Thomas Gratza Umweltamt der Stadt Augsburg
RNDr. Jindřich Petrlík, PhD. Civic association Arnika, Prague
David Hradiský Adyton s.r.o., Prague
Prof. RNDr. Ivan Holoubek, PhD. Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno
Dr.Sc. Vladimír Ždímal, Ing. Institute of Chemical Processes, AS CR, Prague
Dr. Peter Otorepec National Institute of Public Health Ljubljana, Department of Environmental Ecology
Breda Kralj Ministry of Health, Environmental Health, Slovenia
Tanja Bolte Slovenian Ministry of Agriculture and Environment
Gregor Jereb University of Ljubljana: Faculty of Health Sciences, Department for Sanitary Engineering
Prof. Taras Boychuk Rector of Bukovinian State Medical University
Prof. Oleksandr Ivashchuk Vicerector of Science Work and International Relations Bukovinian State Medical University
Mrs. Ludmila Rybak Deputy head of Chernivtsi Regional Center for Hydrometeorology


UFIREG Workgroups

Being dependent on constant scientific input and mutual exchange of information, the UFIREG partners established two transnational workgroups, one focusing on exposure assessment, one focusing on epidemiological analyses. Both workgroups consist of experts of the project partners. Additionally, the workgroups consist of external experts who contribute to the project’s work with their expertise in the fields of medicine, life sciences, public health, meteorology and air pollution measurement. Both workgroups meet regularly twice a year, discuss actual issues in the daily work of the project partners and decide on further steps regarding the investigation of research question best suitable until the projects’ end.

Epidemiological work group

The epidemiological work group is concerned with the collection and analysis of the epidemiological data within the project. They members discuss, amongst others, the best suitable statistical methods and matters of current importance, as for example the availability and data format of mortality and morbidity statistics at all five study areas.

The contributing external experts in this work group are:

Prof. Dr. Giuseppe La Torre Sapienza University of Rome, Clinical Medicine and Public Health Unit
Prof. Dr. Claudia Hornberg University of Bielefeld, Faculty of Health Sciences, Working Group Environment and Health
Dr. Peggy Looks City of Dresden, Department Public Health, WHO Healthy Cities Network
Dr. Ulrich Franck Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Climate Change and Health
Massimo Stafoggia Department of Epidemiology Lazio Regional Health Service
Dr. Eva Rychliková, M.D. Health Institute Ústí nad Labem, Department Projects and International Cooperation
Dr. Ivan Eržen University of Maribor, Medical Faculty, Institute of Public Health
Olena Koloskova Bukovinian State Medical University

Exposure work group

The work group for UFP measurements (exposure work group) deals with questions regarding the technical and statistical measurement processes, especially the preparation and proper execution of the UFP measurements at all five study areas and further the analysis of air pollutants. In addition to representatives from all project partners the exposure work group is supported by the expertise of:

Prof. Dr. Alfred Wiedensohler Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research Leipzig, Department Experimental Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics
Nadežda Slezácková Zíková Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the ASCR, Prague
Dr. Jürgen Schnelle-Kreis German Research Center for Environmental Health
Dr. Bohumil Kotlik State Health Institute, Prague
Dr. Griša Močnik Aerosol d.o.o., Ljubljana
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