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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 2020 Deans' & Directors' Virtual Retreat

    Thank you to everyone who joined us live on Tuesday 2 June or the 2020 ASPHER Deans’ & Directors’ Virtual Retreat Day.

    If you missed the live event, you can catch up with the recorded version here.

    The Retreat is not yet over and we will be adding more events, so please check back to the Deans' & Directors' Retreat webpage for updates.

    Members, please mark your calendars:

    Thursday 10 September: ASPHER General Assembly

  • WHO-ASPHER Competency Framework for the Public Health Workforce

    ASPHER is proud to announce the publication of the WHO-ASPHER Competency Framework for the Public Health Workforce

    The Framework is aimed  is aimed at policy-makers, human resources for health planners and professionals with a particular interest in the public health workforce, and other stakeholders, such as education institutions, public health institutes and others responsible for implementing policy and professional organizations. It is a crucial document that will inform and guide the teaching, training and research, of all the schools of public health in Europe not just in curriculum, but within the context of the profession as a whole.

    The Framework is part of the ongoing ASPHER Programme for Public Health Competencies that is being carried forward over the ASPHER 2025 Strategy period by Executive Board Member, Professor Mary Codd. 

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Resources

    ASPHER has released "The ASPHER Statement on the COVID-19 Outbreak Emergency".

    Find the ASPHER COVID-19 Statement and Signatory list here.

    See also the ASPHER COVID-19 Task Force Statements on Masks and Testing.

    ASPHER is compiling a list of resources and information, including online training and learning materials for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease outbreak.

    ASPHER COVID-19 Resource Page

    We will be including information, communications and best practices from our Member Schools - both in English and local languages.

    Please contact us with any items we may add and keep checking back for more information as it arrives.


    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.

Jose M Martin-Moreno
COVID-19 Actions in Spain, Part 1: Making the Case to Strengthen Public Health
12 Aug 2020 | Updated by Jose M Martin-Moreno
EHESP School of Public Health
Mobilisation of the EHESP School of Public Health to combat COVID-19
11 Aug 2020 | Updated by EHESP School of Public Health
Israel Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Israel’s TIPH Campaign: “Making Public Health the Students’ Choice”
School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science
Contact Tracing for COVID-19 at the University College Dublin School of Public Health
Institute of Public Health
TIPH Krakow report: Public health is the future!
07 Aug 2020 | Updated by Institute of Public Health
Department for Nursing and Health Sciences
Call to participate: ASPHER undergraduate programmes
Roberta Arnone
Centre for Training and Research in Public Health
Caltanissetta - Sicily, Italy
00 39 934 505215
Jon Nicholl
School of Health and Related Research
University of Sheffield
Sheffield, United Kingdom
00 44 114 222 5454
Oliver Razum
School of Public Health
University of Bielefeld
Bielefeld, Germany
00 49 521 106 4455
Zhanna Kalatayeva
Kazakhstan School of Public Health
Almaty, Kazakstan
00 7 727 3378011
Rana Al-Sahly
Centre for Strategic Health Studies
Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
00 963 11 514 59 05
Peter Piot
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
University of London
London, United Kingdom
00 44 20 7636 8636