ELF attends the first in-person meeting of FRESHAIR4LIFE project

The ELF team participated in the kick-off meeting of the FRESHAIR4LIFE project, hosted in London on 27–28 February. Partners came together at the start of the project to coordinate their efforts and plan for the successful delivery of all foreseen activities.

FRESHAIR4LIFE is a research project focused on preventing exposure to tobacco and air pollution. It aims to build sustainable local capacity for youth-led prevention of non-communicable diseases. Non-communicable diseases cannot be spread from one person to another such as asthma, COPD and heart disease. The project will empower healthcare professionals, authorities and other stakeholders to engage and support young people as advocates.

FRESHAIR4LIFE will particularly target disadvantaged populations through a global health partnership. As a result, the project will conduct age-appropriate, gender-specific and evidence-based interventions to prevent exposure to tobacco and air pollution in several countries.

The project consortium is an international, multi-disciplinary team  coordinated by Leiden University Medical Center. It includes 13 partner organisations from the Netherlands, the UK, Uganda, Kyrgyz Republic, Greece, Romania, Belgium, Pakistan, and Canada.

Within FRESHAIR4LIFE, ELF has a role in communication, community engagement and representing voluntary and community organisations.

Learn more about ELF activities in various EU projects here.