Brussels Meeting on Air Pollution and Health: Taking stock of the proposed revision to the Ambient Air Quality Directive.

May 24, 2023 CET

On behalf of HEI, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), we are pleased to announce a May 24, 2023 meeting to be held in Brussels, Belgium.

The aim of this meeting is to discuss the recently proposed revisions to the EU Ambient Air Quality Directive (AAQD), its strengths and weaknesses, identify remaining challenges and explore additional policy options. A number of important scientific and policy questions will be discussed, for example health effects at low levels of exposure, the relative contributions of different sources or constituents, best practice examples of successful air quality interventions, and ultimately the question of how to maximize health benefits for everyone in Europe and beyond.

We hope that you can join us at this key forum. Register here:

For more information contact Hanna Boogaard ( or Marta Montanari ( Note that space may be limited. 



May. 24, 2023 - 8:30am

Opening and Keynote Speakers

May. 24, 2023 - 9:00am

Opening address - Javi Lopez, EU Parliament, Rapporteur for the AAQD

Proposal for Revisions of the EU Ambient Air Quality Directive

May. 24, 2023 - 9:30am

Coffee break

May. 24, 2023 - 10:15am

Reviewing the Latest Science on Air Pollution and Health - Part 1

May. 24, 2023 - 10:45am

What are the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Proposed AAQD?

May. 24, 2023 - 11:35am

Lunch Break

May. 24, 2023 - 12:15pm

Reviewing the Latest Science on Air Pollution and Health - Part 2

May. 24, 2023 - 1:30pm

Coffee Break

May. 24, 2023 - 2:15pm

National and Local Level Perspectives Towards Clean Air

May. 24, 2023 - 2:30pm

Clean Air in Europe For All: Where do we need to go from here?

May. 24, 2023 - 3:15pm

Closing Comments and Adjourn

May. 24, 2023 - 4:00pm


May. 24, 2023 - 4:15pm
Thon Hotel EU
75 Rue de la Loi
1000 Brussels

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