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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.
  • Strategic Plan 2020-2025: ASPHER 2025

    The ASPHER 2025 Strategy outline was approved and adopted at the Association's General Assembly on 10 September 2020.

    The strategy describes ASPHER's planning through 2025 including:

    Vision and Values
    Core Mission and Enabling Areas
    Strategic Objectives
    Membership Benefits and Services

    Download the Strategic Plan 2020-2025: ASPHER 2025.

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Resources

    See the ASPHER COVID-19 Statement here.  

    See also the ASPHER COVID-19 Task Force Resource Page.

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

    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.

  • Reopening of Schools of Public Health: ASPHER Rapid Review Survey

    The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly altered the education environment and few national authorities have specific guidance 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.

  • 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. 

    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. 


    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.

John Middleton
ASPHER President's Message - February 2021
22 Feb 2021 | Updated by John Middleton
January-February 2021 ASPHER Newsletter
22 Feb 2021 | Updated by ASPHER
Planning for an Outbreak of Health with John Middleton: Tuesday 23 February 16:00 CET
22 Feb 2021 | Updated by ASPHER
Angela Boškin Faculty of Health Care
14th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Integrating health care sciences through theory and practice 10th June...
29 Jan 2021 | Updated by Angela Boškin Faculty of Health Care
Sofia Public Health
THIS IS PUBLIC HEALTH Bulgarian Campaign – EUPHATIC Project
06 Jan 2021 | Updated by Sofia Public Health
John Middleton
Planning for an Outbreak of Health
22 Dec 2020 | Updated by John Middleton
Peter Paulus
Centre for Applied Health Sciences
Leuphana University of Lüneburg
Lüneburg, Germany
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Margaret Whitehead
Department of Public Health and Policy
University of Liverpool
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Max Petzold
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University...
Gothenburg, Sweden
Rainer Sauerborn
Institute of Public Health
Heidelberg University Hospital
Heidelberg, Germany
Bruno Toussaint
School of Public Health
University of Lorraine
Nancy, France
Jovanka Bislimovska
Centre for Public Health
Ss. Cyril and Methodius University
Skopje, Macedonia