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ASPHER is the key independent European organisation dedicated to strengthening the role of public health by improving education and training of public health professionals for both practice and research.
  • ASPHER’s Deans’ and Directors’ Retreat: 26-29 May 2019, Erice, Italy

    We are only days away from ASPHER’s annual Deans’ and Directors’ Retreat from 26-29 May 2019 in Erice, Italy.

    The final Retreat Programme is now available. Keep an eye on the Retreat page for all updates, including side meetings.

    The retreat is hosted by the Board of Directors of the Italian Public Health Schools, in collaboration with the Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health (SItI) at the Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture.

    Follow @PublichealthU for the most up to date details and information about the Retreat!

  • Andrija ©tampar Summer School

    15 - 21 July 2019, Brussels

    StamparASPHER is pleased to announce the Andrija Štampar Summer School. We all know that no matter how many times we read something out of a book, getting involved in addressing real life challenges is the moment when profound learning takes place!

    Such challenges earmark your professional career and personal identity. It is here that mentoring from experts of recognized European and global prestige in Public Health and health systems can bolster your competences, professional self-esteem and career path.

    The Andrija Stampar Summer School offers an exclusive educational mentoring programme tailored to initiate such fruitful learning experiences.

    Join us this summer in the heart of Europe for an unique opportunity!


  • European Public Health Week

    The European Public Health Association (EUPHA) is organising the European Public Health Week (EUPHW) from 13-17 May 2019.

    We are happy to inform you that ASPHER is co-hosting the kick-off event to launch the initiative on Monday, 13 May at 10:00-12:00 am CEST in the UM Brussels Campus.

    The programme includes a panel discussion on public health and a  "walkinar" to promote physical activity – the theme of day 1.

    During the European Public Health Week, events and activities will be held all over Europe dedicated to important public health themes. 

    Should your school have other activities related to the themes, please inform us so that we may support and synergise these events to share within our community of schools of public health.

    Learn more about ASPHER's engagement with EUPHW here.

  • 12th European Public Health Conference, Marseille, France

    Registration is now open for the 12th EPH Conference in Marseille, France from 20-23 November 2019. The theme for this year's event is: "Building bridges for solidarity and public health." A call for abstract submissions is open until 1 May.

    ASPHER will be onsite as usual. Look for our updates including an exciting new collaboration for our Young Researchers' Forum. More to come on that soon!

    Last year's conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia was incredibly productive for ASPHER with many positive developments. Read about ASPHER's activites in the Winter Newsletter.

  • ASPHER's European List of Core Competences for the Public Health Professional

    ASPHER is proud to announce the 5th Edition of ASPHER's European List of Core Competences for the Public Health Professional. The new edition was edited by Anders Foldspang, Christopher A. Birt and Robert Otok and the Council of ASPHER’s European Public Health Reference Framework (EPHRF). Advisory contributions were made from expert groups within: epidemiology and biostatistics; sociology; environmental health; health economics; leadership; nutrition; communicable disease prevention and control.

    Population health and health systems change, as do public health practice, theory, terminology and scientific research methods. Thus, a list of public health competences needs to be developed continuously and the newly revised list seeks to address recent advancements.

  • Professionalization of the Public Health Workforce

    ASPHER is actively engaged with efforts to professionalize Europe’s Public Health Work Force.

    ASPHER is currently part of the Coalition of Partners in collaboration with WHO/Europe, APHEA and many other experts across the European Region. The CoP project includes the development of three key products to help guide professionalization: 1) A Roadmap towards Professionalisation of the Public Health Workforce; 2) A Core Competencies Framework for Public Health Workforce; and 3) Handbooks for Managing Public Health Professional Credentialing, and Accreditation Systems.

    ASPHER also led on the development of the EU HPP Joint Statement on Public Health Workforce Development and Professionalisation in collaboration with various organisations and members of the EU Health Policy Platform (EU HPP) calling for a collaborative and consensus-building action on the continuing development and professionalisation of the public health workforce in Europe.


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Varduhi Petrosyan
Gerald & Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health - Yerevan
American University of Armenia
Yerevan, Armenia
Cecily Kelleher
School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science
University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
00 353 1 716 3442
Petrien Uniken Venema
Netherlands School of Public and Occupational Health
Amsterdam, Netherlands
00 31 30 810 05 00
©tefánia Moricová
Faculty of Public Health
Slovak Medical University
Bratislava, Slovakia
00 421 2 59370 550
Cezary W³odarczyk
Institute of Public Health
Jagiellonian University
Krakow, Poland
00 48 12 43 32 801
Kirsten Steinhausen
Faculty of Health, Safety, Society - Applied Health Sciences
University of Applied Sciences
Furtwangen, Germany
00 49 7723 920 2959