The Circular Health vision is a systemic approach to health which identifies the co-advancement of the health of humans, animals, plants and the environment as an essential pathway to sustainability.
The Circular mission is to identify solutions which promote and manage human health as the result of multiple drivers, which need to be included in a convergence system encompassing the health of animals, plants and the environment. The Covid-19 pandemic showed the importance of this integrated approach and the use of open access data to support data driven decision-making.
This mission is pursued by initiating and conducting collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary research and by leveraging and connecting data in new and innovative ways while embracing open science principles and practices. More specifically, the main principles necessary to properly study Circular Health are summarized below:
Six main areas of interest have been identified in the framework of Circular Health: Lifesciences, Ecology and Agro-food, Behavior and Social Sciences, Technological Innovations, Urban Environment, and Governance.