Particles size and composition in Mediterranean countries:

geographical variability and short-term health effects


MED-PARTICLES is an Environment Policy & Governance project selected in 2010. It is a project funded by the European Commission, within the framework of the LIFE Environment programme.

MED-PARTICLES aims to address the current epidemiological issues on air pollution, with specific attention to particulate matter exposure in Mediterranean Countries and their related health effects. A better knowledge of the effects of fine and coarse particles, of the specific PM components, of natural dust and forest fires is mandatory in order to update and support EC legislation in this field, to plan mitigation actions and to implement efficient practical measures

LIFE is the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental and nature conservation projects throughout the EU and in certain non-EU countries.



Duration of the project: 01/09/2011 to 31/08/2013.

Total budget of the project: 1,836,016 Euros.

European Commission contribution: 901,579 Euros.

Beneficiaries Contribution: 934,437 Euros.





            Programme Life+Environment Policy and Governance


To contact us:

Local Health Authority Rome E
Department of Epidemiology
Via di Santa Costanza 53,
00198 Rome, Italy

Contact person: Massimo Stafoggia
Phone: +39 0683060474
Fax: +39 0683060374

       Beneficiary list:
       ASL RM-E Department of Epidemiology
       ARPA Piedmont
       University of Athens
       ARPA Emilia Romagna