• UP-GRADE BS-SCENE: Up-grade Black Sea Scientific Network, EC FP7 Research Infrastructures, 2009-2012.
  • RADPAR: Radon Prevention and Remediation, EC Executive Agency for Health and Consumers, contract nr 2008 1217, 2009-2012
  • PERGAMON: Permafrost and gas hydrate related methane release in the Arctic and impact on climate change: European cooperation for long-term monitoring, European Concerted Research Action COST Action ES0902, 2010-2014 (www.cost-pergamon.eu)

The general objective of the project is to assist in reducing the significant public health burden of radon related lung cancers in EU Member States. The effectiveness of the various existing radon prevention and remediation strategies in the MS will be assessed with the objective of improving them. The assessment of potential conflicts between EU energy conservation objectives in buildings and radon control technologies will be an important objective of the project.

Existing radon control strategies in EU Member States will be critically reviewed. A model of sufficient flexibility to permit different Member States to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a range of possible radon prevention and remediation strategies will be developed. Radon risk communication strategies targeted at policy/decision makers, the general public and high risk groups such as people in high-risk areas, smokers and former smokers will also be developed.

By means of its deliverables it will be expected that the project will heighten awareness both of the public and of decision makers of the health burden of radon in the EU and of the technical means available to control radon. An important aspect of the project will be the transfer of this information to new and accession Member States where radon control strategies are presently almost non-existent