Dr Elizabet Paunovic is the head of WHO European Centre for Environment and Health. She holds degrees from the Medical Faculty in Belgrade (Serbia) as a medical doctor, and a postgraduate degree from the Medical Faculty in Ljubljana (Slovenia) with a specialization in occupational health. Dr Paunovic has 30 years of work experience in occupational and environmental health, and as a main researcher in numerous projects related to occupational and environmental impacts on health. Her main areas of professional expertise and activities are related to occupational and environmental health interventions and actions aimed to prevent and reduce occupational and environmental impacts on health. She also served as the State Secretary in the Ministry of Health of Serbia. In her current position, Dr Paunovic is managing the WHO Centre for Environment and Health http://www.euro.who.int/en/about-us/organization/office-locations/who-european-centre-for-environment-and-health-eceh,-bonn,-germany.