Workshop report - Shaping the message: “Towards a WHO European Region free of asbestos – related diseases” (2015)




In June 2014, the WHO Regional Office for Europe conducted a workshop to assess progress achieved in selected countries of the WHO European Region in implementing the commitment of the Parma Declaration on Environment and Health (2010) towards the development of national programmes for the elimination of asbestos-related diseases in the WHO European Region by 2015. Challenges experienced in the countries in this respect and the future involvement of WHO in dealing with these were discussed.