400.000 frühzeitige Todesfälle werden in Europa pro Jahr auf Feinstaub zurückgeführt. Einer der Hauptverursacher von Feinstaub ist, entgegen landläufiger Meinung, die Großlandwirtschaft. Handlungsbedarf besteht nicht nur seitens der EU, sondern auch bei den BürgerInnen selbst, sagt Soziologe Yuri Kazepov.

In this short newsletter you will read an overview of Sefira hearing at the European Parliament on the 19th of April and a report of the Final Conference held at the Committee of the Regions of Bruxelles on the 20th of April.

From the document you will be able to download all the presentation of the experts who attended the meetings and our infographics about the conflicts on air quality in Europe and the acceptability of policies by the citizens.


1. Introduction by the coordinator

Dear Readers,

Welcome to the second SEFIRA newsletter! Since the last newsletter in January 2014 we have made important steps forward to achieve our objectives. In particular, we laid down the basis for piloting a very innovative approach for understanding individual behaviours and choices using Discrete Choice Models in analysing the results of some choice experiments.

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'What counts (PM 2.5, proximity of highway...) is not always measured and what can be measured
(PM10) does not always count'

Document voor 'European Air Quality Experts' door 'Antwerp Health Care Professionals'

Dr. Daan Van Brusselen, Kinderarts
Professor Dirk Avonts, Hoogleraar eerstelijnsgezondheidszorg
Dr. Wouter Arrazola de Onate, Directeur Vlaamse Vereniging Respiratoire gezondheidszorg


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Op donderdag 2 oktober 2014 om 20 uur organiseren stRaten-generaal en Ademloos in samenwerking met het Europese onderzoeksprogramma SEFIRA ( een heel bijzondere Horta-avond over ‘luchtkwaliteit’. Locatie: Zaal Horta, Hopland 2, 2000 Antwerpen. Zorg dat je erbij bent.