Roser Gasol – European Environment Agency (EEA)
HBM4EU Final exhibition – 27 April – 10:30 am CEST
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit a storytelling-style exhibition, giving an overview of the main achievements of the 5-year project. The key research findings on some of the 18 HBM4EU priority substances will be displayed, with a focus on the link between science and policy. Attendees will be
invited to interact with an installation to understand more the health impacts of chemicals. Screens will feature interviews with top-notch scientists, the HBM4EU’s chemical group leaders, as well as the European Human Biomonitoring Dashboard.
Roser Gasol works for the European Environment Agency (EEA) where she is currently an expert on Networking and Stakeholders Communication at the Group on Air Pollution, Environment and Health. She joined the EEA in September 2021, since then she led the communication work done for the Human Biomonitoring project initiative in Europe.
Prior to holding this position, she worked for seven years as communication manager for the SwitchMed programme at the UNEP Centre – Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production, using storytelling approach and brand journalism to promote new business models that contribute to sustainable growth and scale-up eco and social innovations in North Africa and Middle East countries. Roser has also worked for the UNESCO chair in Life Cycle and Climate Change mainly producing innovative products to synthesize scientific findings to citizens, bridging the gap between science and society.
Before working on science communication, she worked as Technical Advisor for the non-profit organization Sea Alarm advising governments and assisting the oiled wildlife preparedness and response in Europe.
Roser holds a biology degree from the Barcelona Autonomous University and a Master on Corporate Social Responsibility by the Open University of Catalonia with special focus on the consumer’s behavior of sustainable garments on the fashion industry.
The HBM4EU project was launched in 2016 with the aim of improving the collective understanding of human exposure to hazardous chemicals and developing HBM as an exposure assessment method. The project had €74m in funding and jointly implemented by 120 partners from 28 participating countries – 24 EU member states plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Israel and the European Environment Agency. One of its aims was to ensure the sustainability of HBM in the EU beyond 2021. The project ended in June 2022. The website will not be updated any longer, except the page on peer reviewed publications, but will be online until 2032.