Five European Member States (Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Poland and UK) and one Candidate Country (Bulgaria) participate at the Ethreat’s consortium with highly specialized organizations and institutes on public health issues. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is responsible for the management and coordination of the project, and for the cooperation of the whole partnership with the European Commission (Directorate C “Public Health And Risk Assessment” “Health And Consumer Protection” Directorate General), which co-finances the project. The head and scientific-coordinator of the project is Prof. Athena Linos (MD, MPH, PhD) from Athens Medical School.



Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Athens Medical School, National and Kapodistrian Univercity of Athens - Greece.
The Medical School of the University of Athens is the leading public institution in medical research in Greece. The Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, in particular, has extensive experience in organizing and executing programmes of epidemiology, preventive medicine, health promotion and health education.... more »




Public Health Research Association Saxony, Medical Faculty of Dresden, University of Technology, Dresden Germany
The Research Association Public Health Saxony was established in 1992 and was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the "Health 2000". The Medical Faculty of the Dresden University of Technology under direction of Prof. Dr. Dr. W. Kirch applied to found and develop the Research Association Public Health Saxony... more »

Institute of Preventive Medicine, Environmentat and Occupational Health "PROLEPSIS"
The Institute of Preventive Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health Prolepsis is a non-profit organization, active in the field of medical research, health promotion, environmental and occupational health since 1991. Our human resources consist of a multi-disciplinary team of physicians, public health specialists, statisticians, economists and sociologists.. more »

Public and Environmental Health Research Unit (Pehru), Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) - United Kingdom
LSHTM is one of the leading international schools of public health. Within it, the Public and Environmental Health Research Unit of the Department of Public Health & Policy carries out research in environme ntal factors and health, health policy, health promotion, and health services. The main thrust of the work of PHP is the linking of public health, policy and practice through research and analysis.... more »

Faculty of Public Health, Medical University, Sofia - Bulgaria
The Faculty of Public Health was established on 10 July 2001 with a decree of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria. It comprises four departments: Department of Health Management and Health Policy, Department of Health Care, Department of Medical Pedagogy, Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology... more »


Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine Lodz Poland
The Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine is a WHO Collaborating Centre for occupational health. It employs a number of high quality specialists involved in research and training. The primary task of the Institute is to conduct research and development activities and provide expertise on health hazards arising from occupational and environmental exposure to noxious agents. more »


National Institute of Public Health Prague, Czech Republic
The National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) is a health care establishment for basic preventive disciplines - hygiene, epidemiology, microbiology and occupational medicine. more »




European Commission (Directorate C “Public Health and Risk Assessment” “Health and Consumer Protection” Directorate General), co-finances the ETHREAT Project. For further information on SANCO’s activities please visit SANCO’s web site.

Individuals Participating in the Project
Mr Germain Thinus - EU Project Administrator




According to the project contract, during the 1 st partners’ meeting (which took place in Athens on the 24 th of June 2005) a steering committee was elected. The role of the steering committee is twofold:

  • to participate in the management of the project under the coordination of the main partner,
  • to implement the quality assessment of the project.

The partnership elected the following partners to participate in the steering committee: Prof. Athena Linos (MD, MPH, PhD), Prof. Kirch (MD, DMD, PhD), Professor Jack Dowie (MA, PhD)as well as two external experts Dr Reinhild Strauss (MD, PhD, MSc), Dr. Kristian Hveysel Bork (MD). The CVs of the members of the steering committee are the following:

Additional Members of the Steering Committee

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