EXPOSOGAS Twinning Grant (Coordinator – Konstantinos Makris) funded by the EC on ‘The Exposome Paradigm and its Applications in Health and Safety Aspects of Hydrocarbons Operations in the Eastern Mediterranean’. The project will substantially increase the capacity of the widening institution in Cyprus in advancing its research capacity in health sciences applied to oil/gas activities using the Exposome paradigm in the Eastern Mediterranean (EM). The Exposome is a new field of research aiming at mapping the life-long human environmental exposures, including chemicals, diet, lifestyle, etc., from conception onwards in relation to health. As the oil/gas industry is most important to the economic development of Cyprus, embedding of health and safety aspects in relation to occupational, environmental and societal health is warranted. The objectives are to: i) improve scientific knowledge transfer of occupational and environmental public health issues within and around gas/oil operations from the advanced institutions to the widening institution, ii) develop relationships with local and regional stakeholders to facilitate partnerships.