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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 20 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.

July 2020 ASPHER Newsletter
06 Jul 2020 | Updated by ASPHER
John Middleton
ASPHER July 2020 Newsletter: Message from the President
03 Jul 2020 | Updated by John Middleton
John Middleton
The danse-macabre moves offline, out of sight, out of mind
29 Jun 2020 | Updated by John Middleton
Jeffrey Levett
ASPHER’s prestigious Andrija ©tampar Medal, no shield against COVID
18 Jun 2020 | Updated by Jeffrey Levett
John Middleton
ASPHER June 2020 Newsletter: Message from the President
08 Jun 2020 | Updated by John Middleton
Talk Public Health
Mixed Up May: Your monthly update from the Talk Public Health team
02 Jun 2020 | Updated by Talk Public Health
Enver Roshi
Department of Public Health - Tirana
Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine
Tirana, Albania
Mihajlo Jakovljevic
Faculty of Medical Sciences
University of Kragujevac
Kragujevac, Serbia
00 381 34 306 800
Eva Rehfuess
Pettenkofer School of Public Health
Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich
Munich, Germany
Joan Carles March Cerdá
Andalusian School of Public Health
Granada, Spain
00 34 958027400
Marzena Zarzeczna-Baran
Department of Public Health and Social Medicine
Medical University of Gdansk
Gdansk, Poland
00 48 58 349 15 48
Mikko Häkkinen
Laurea University of Applied Sciences
Laurea University of Applied Sciences
Vantaa, Finland
00 358 468567348