Stakeholders map

Evaluation of the usefulness of MED HISS outputs

The stakeholders map has been built to analyze the relationship between subjects to focus and monitor a stakeholders communication ongoing strategy: categorizing stakeholders based on their influence on strategic technical goals provides a road map for allocating communication resources to run stakeholders management. The more influence a stakeholder has in helping to meet strategic objectives, the more time and attention it should receive.
MED HISS project should have a direct impact on the European initiatives on air quality health effects and air quality policies management. To achieve this result a deep involvement of stakeholders at international, national and local level has been encouraged. Stakeholders communication activities have had the aim of creating a strong relationship with European, national and local actors in order to support European policy frameworks and strategies starting from the development at local level implementation.

Communication activities have been developed trough the participation to technical and political meetings, the organization and participation of local and international events and the spread of project newsletters.
Many web articles and some newspapers article have been published all along the project duration in local, national at international press (see Press Cuttings)

Who has been identify?

How stakeholders have been involved?

ARPA PIEMONTE, The Coordinating Beneficiary



  • Organization of Local events
  • Newsletters sent to a wide list of local, national and international Environment&Health epidemiology actors, based on interest groups (see “stakeholders mailing list”)
  • Contacts to support local stakeholders involvement: University of Turin, Piedmont Region, Reference Centre for Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention in Piedmont (CPO Piemonte), Directorates-General and Departments of Piedmont Health Agency (ASL) Prevention, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta (IZSTO), Lombardia Health Agency (ASL), Agenzia di Tutela della Salute (ATS), Environmental Protection Lombardia Agency, Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), press
  • Link to other projects, to support local stakeholders involvement: LIFE OPERA, LIFE AIR USE, LIFE MAPEC, LIFE GIOCONDA
  • After LIFE Communication Plan

National level stakeholders


  • Identification together with each partner of their most effective strategic stakeholders:
    • Italian stakeholders identification: ENEA’s key scope is to support stakeholders at national and international level providing novel approaches for environmental governance about air quality policies assessment. In the framework of MEDHISS project the following stakeholders has been contacted and involved for dissemination and exploitation of results:
      • Direttore Generale (Director General) Dr. Mariano Grillo
        Direzione Generale per le Valutazioni ambientali (General Directorate for Environmental Assessments); Ministero dell’Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare (Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea)
      • Dr. Fabio Romeo at Ministero dell’Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare (Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea) and Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (Institute for Environmental Protection and Research).
    • Spanish stakeholders identification: the Environmental Quality department of the Catalan Government; the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, center that runs the CALIOPE system, offering air pollution predictions at the entire Iberian Peninsula; the Department of Health of the Catalan Government; the Diputació de Barcelona (the local authority providing technical and financial assistance to the local authorities of the Barcelona province); the Agency for Quality and Health assessment of Catalonia; the Barcelona city council; the Public Health Agency of Barcelona; the Advisory Council for the Sustainable Development of Catalonia; the Catalan Institute of Statistics; the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research; the Catalan Institute of Climate Sciences; the Catalan Office of Climate Change; the mortality registry.
    • Slovenian stakeholders identification: Governmental institutions: Ministry of Health of the Republic of Slovenia (Department of Public health); Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia (Department of Environment); Slovenian Environment Agency (Department for environment, CAMx models offering air pollution for the entire country); University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine, Department of public health; University Clinic of Respiratory and Allergic Diseases Golnik; Ljubljana University Medical Centre; Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia; Union of Slovenian municipalities (providing scientific evidence of the impact of outdoor air pollution on health: Kranj city council, Ljubljana city council, Maribor city council, Murska Sobota city council, Novo mesto city council, Hrastnik city council, Zagorje city council, Trbovlje city council) Non- governmental organization: UMANOTERA, Slovenian Foundation for Sustainable development; GREENPEACE Slovenia; EKO KROG, Society for protection of nature and environment. All non- governmental organization having strong interest to improve environmental health especially outdoor air pollution in Slovenia municipalities.
    • French stakeholders identification: Furthermore, Dr Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Directeur de Recherche INSERM / INSERM Research Director and Directeur Equipe EPAR: EPidémiologie des maladies Allergiques et Respiratoires is Associate Editor of European Respiratory Journal, Clinical and Experimental Allergy, International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, BMC Public Health, European Respiratory Review, Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease, Multidisciplinary Review and La lettre du pneumologue.
  • Life Med Hiss joined the “Life KTE Envhealth Network”
  • PIATTAFORMA delle CONOSCENZE, Buone pratiche per l’ambiente e il clima
  • Italian National Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (CCM) involvement: its task is to liaise between the Ministry of health on the one side, and regional governments on the other as regards surveillance, prevention and promptly responding to emergencies.


  • Newsletters sent to a wide list of local, national and international Environment&Health epidemiology actors, based on interest groups (see “stakeholders mailing list”)
  • After LIFE Communication Plan

International level

  • ISEE 2016 presentation of project work and results
  • Scientific papers available on MED HISS website available for the next 5 years
  • Newsletters sent to a wide list of international actors, based on interest groups
  • After LIFE Communication Plan

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