“Parempi” means “better” in Finnish, which is also the name of a new European project that aims to help improve the environment, especially the air quality, and thus the population’s health.
In the three-year project “Particle Emission Prevention and Impact: from real-world emissions of traffic to secondary PM of urban air“, international teams of researchers from 8 partner institutions (from 6 European countries) will detail study of the various components of emissions from traffic (e.i. car, air and ship traffic) and their impact on human health. These institutions include the IEM CAS, represented by the Department of Genetic Toxicology and Epigenetics and the Department of Nanotoxicology and Molecular Epidemiology.
The project’s primary goal is to bring new scientific evidence, knowledge and recommendations and develop modern digital tools in research and environmental protection. The research results should thus contribute to cleaner, safer and more efficient transport systems in Europe.
The PAREMPI project (open in a new window) was officially launched on 1 January 2023. At the beginning of February, a Kick-off Meeting of the consortium representatives was held to present and discuss the main activities to be implemented over the next three years.
In addition to the IEM CAS, the other members of the consortium include:
- VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
- Tampere University
- Finnish Meteorological Institute
- BOSMAL Automotive Research and Development Institute
- Lund University
- ONERA – The French Aerospace Lab
- Magellan Circle – European Affairs Consultancy