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The Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER)

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 Climate and Health Actions

    The Joint Statement by the ASPHER led EU Health Policy Platform’s thematic network on “Climate action through public health education and training” was launched on Thursday 5 May at the EUHPP annual meeting.

    The statement has already received 76 endorsements, but there is still time to add your institution's endoresement until the end of May!

    Download the Joint Statement on Climate and Health.

    Learn more here.

    Also don't miss the ASPHER Climate and Health Competencies for Public Health Professionals in Europe to support public health schools to implement education and training for public health professionals in the area of climate and health.

  • ASPHER statement on the war against Ukraine

    In response to the war in Ukraine, ASPHER has convened a Task Force on War. The Task Force will focus on three key areas: 1) Scientific advisement; 2) Neighboring countries and refugee context; 3) Training and broader academic context. 

    The Task Force on War has published a Roadmap to Developing ASPHER Technical Guidance Notes on War and Health. The overall aim of this document is to outline a roadmap leading to the development of a series of technical guidance notes to inform the response of the ASPHER community to the Russian war on Ukraine. 

    ASPHER has released a statement on the role of Europe’s Schools of Public Health in times of war. The published version is available here. (Translated versions are available here)

  • Reopening of SPHs: Phase 3 Survey

    The final Phase 3 Survey is now open. Fill the Survey here!

    The COVID-19 pandemic significantly altered the education environment and few national authorities had specific guidance in place for reopening higher education campuses.

    European SPH could play a critical role in policy and guideline development. By promoting dialogue, SPH can better design and enact policies and recommendations relevant to them. 

    ASPHER has conducted a rapid review survey in two phases of school reopening plans for a selection of programmes from our Member Network.

    Read the Phase 1 July 2020 Report here.

    Read the Phase 2 January 2021 Report here.

  • ASPHER Young Researchers' Forum

    Call for Abstracts closed. 

    The 2022 ASPHER Young Researchers Forum (YRF) will be held on 9 June as part of the 15th International Scientific Conference: Digitalisation and Education in Health Sciences on 9 June 2022 hosted by Angela Boskin Faculty of Health Care

    This will be a hybrid event on Zoom and in Bled, Slovenia

    We invite you to join us for the YRF!

    See the event announcement for more information!

  • Professionalization Road Map

    Road Map to Professionalizing the Public Health Workforce

    ASPHER and WHO have launched the Road Map to Professionalizing the Public Health Workforce. This Road Map offers pragmatic recommendations for action to professionalize the public health workforce as a response to growing public health needs; it puts forward levers that can be engaged to do so. It embraces, by necessity, a cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary approach that provides clarity about the scope and the specific competencies required, identifies key action areas for professionals and identifies the roles of the various actors.

    Learn more and download the Road Map here.

    Watch the launch webinar recording here!

    The Roadmap works in synergy with the WHO-ASPHER Competency Framework for the Public Health Workforce, part of the ongoing ASPHER Programme for Public Health Competencies 

  • Declaration: Global governance for health

    Global Network for Academic Health Declaration:

    Global governance for improved human, animal, and planetary health: the essential role of schools and programs of public health

    Schools and programs of public health have a crucial role in the current pandemic and in developing standards and competence for better public health as well as the public health knowledge and skills shown by the pandemic to be in need of massive expansion.

    We hope our member schools and programs of public health will use the declaration in their evidence to national governments, and health and education ministries, to make the case for enhanced public health education. 

    Download the Declaration here.

  • ASPHER COVID-19 Task Force

    ASPHER has an active Covid-19 Task Force made up of international experts who are actively engaged with responding to the most current public health challenges from the pandemic. 

    We invite you to check back to the Task Force webpage regularly for updates as well as a weekly European situation report

    All ASPHER Members are welcome to join the Task Force which meets weekly. Let us know if a representative from your programme would like to get involved.



    FOR SCHOOLS OF PUBLIC HEALTH: This site will facilitate your becoming part of a vibrant, dynamic community of schools of public health. Share best practices and learn from one another.

    FOR PROSPECTIVE AND CURRENT STUDENTS: Here you can learn about and compare different offers from schools of public health. Assess and map out your prospects for career development.

    FOR ALUMNI AND ALL PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: Here you can obtain career guidance and learn about continuing professional development opportunities in the public health arena.

    FOR PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM PLANNERS: Find resources on the public health workforce development. Review and compare school profiles, public health education and training schemes in Europe.

    DOWNLOAD the ASPHER 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.

Call to Review: ASPHER Diversity Syllabi
11 May 2022 | Updated by ASPHER
Institute of Public Health
Public Health Webinar: Aid Effectiveness and Multi-stakeholder participation in Public Health | 18 May...
09 May 2022 | Updated by Institute of Public Health
Institute of Public Health
Opening Notice of the Call for Awarding of Doctoral Research Studentships
09 May 2022 | Updated by Institute of Public Health
09 May 2022 | Updated by ASPHER
John Middleton
President's Spring 2022 message - Part 3
09 May 2022 | Updated by John Middleton
John Middleton
President's Spring 2022 message - Part 2: The pandemic is not over!
09 May 2022 | Updated by John Middleton
Marie Hasselberg
Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institute
Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm, Sweden
Paul Halverson
Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
Indiana University
Indianapolis, United States
Manfred Green
School of Public Health
University of Haifa
Haifa, Israel
00 972 4 8288 675
Gaetano Privitera
School of Public Health, University of Pisa
University of Pisa
Pisa, Italy
Rainer Sauerborn
Institute of Public Health
Heidelberg University Hospital
Heidelberg, Germany
Claudia Pischke
Duesseldorf School of Public Health
Medical Faculty, Heinrich Heine University
Duesseldorf, Germany
00 49 211 81 08599