Start date: 01/08/2006

Date of completion: 29/02/2008


The EuroLifeNet Project aims to test and test a participatory methodology for monitoring personal exposure to fine particles, seeking to trigger mobilization and environmental awareness and to strengthen the roots of responsible and lasting citizenship among project participants (mostly secondary school students) and through them, their families.

The core component of this project is the request for scientific data on personal exposure to airborne microparticles in suspension from the nucleus of researchers to the national network of adherent schools using a relatively dispersed group of students, as place of residence and the means of transport used to travel to the educational institution. Each of these students carried a portable particle monitor and a GPS for 24 hours and systematically recorded in the logbook the frequented environments and the routes carried out during the air quality monitoring campaigns, an essential contribution to the interpretation of the collected data .

The sociological dimension consists of the analysis of the effects on the participating student population, trying to measure how the involvement in this pilot project contributes to model the values ​​and social representations related to air quality and to give visibility to the theme.


Associated Publications

Atmosfera para Aprender – o Envolvimento de Estudantes na Monitorização da Qualidade do Ar (Diapositivos)
EuroLifeNet – Análise Sociológica dos Impactos nos Valores e nas Atitudes Sociais dos Estudantes sobre a Poluição do Ar (Estudos)