Meetings of the EHMB Alternates and EHTF Ad-Hoc Working Group, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4-5 February 2015

The 5th meeting of the European Environment and Health Ministerial Board Alternates (EHMBA) and 5th meeting of the Ad-Hoc Working Group of the European Environment and Health Task Force (EHTF) were held the WHO Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen, Denmark, 4–5 February 2015.
The EHMBA meeting was opened by Dr Guénaël Rodier, Director of the WHO Regional Office for Europe’s Division of Communicable Diseases, Health Security and Environment, and the new EHMB Alternates were welcomed. Topics covered included the preparations for the 6th EHMB meeting in Madrid, Spain, 24 February 2015; the proposed road-map of preparatory events and consultations for the sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health (2017); preparations for the Mid-Term Review (MTR); enhancing EHP’s visibility in different political platforms and advocating its objectives and goal; and EHP governance.
The Ad Hoc Working Group of the EHTF discussions included intercessional work plans and governance and the review of plenary session plans for the Mid-Term Review (MTR); stakeholder proposals for event activities, such as youth participation, and case studies to be communicated around the MTR.