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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.
  • Results of the This is Public Health - Europe Campaign Challenge

    ASPHER is excited to be able to have had such a positive response for the call for proposals of the This Is Public Health (TIPH) – Europe campaign challenge.We received a lot of excellent and diverse range of exciting and enriching proposals from our member schools. We would like to once again thank all the schools that participated for sending in your proposals.

    It is with no further ado that we are glad to announce the five highest scoring proposals and thus winners of the grant. Please find the winning proposals here

    Our congratulations to you all, and we eagerly await the start of your campaign.

    We encourage all our members to keep the momentum for the This Is Public Health (TIPH) - Europe campaign going. In order to enhance the visibility of public health and opportunities for careers in public health careers for the benefit of our population.

    To learn more about the This Is Public Health (TIPH) – Europe campaign via this Link.


    ASPHER is proud to announce the 12th Young Researchers' Forum to be held on 20th November in Marseilles during EPH pre-conference events. In addition to our usual partnership with EUPHA, this year's event will be combined with University College London's Digital Public Health PhD Track Day.

    We look forward to seeing all participants in Marseille in November! 

    Learn more from ASPHER's YRF webpage.

    Submissions to YRF are now closed.

  • 2019 Andrija ©tampar medalist

    The 2019 Andrija Štampar Medal went to Profesor Gaetano Maria Fara in recognition of the outstanding accomplishments during his career. The ASPHER Executive Board chose Professor Fara because of his long and continued devotion to public health in epidemiology of infectious diseases, environmental health, the evaluation of vaccinations, health organization and management, and education.

    Currently, Gaetano M. Fara is Professor Emeritus of Public Health at Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases. He is Editor in Chief of Annali di Igiene and Director of the International School of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture in Erice.

    The Andrija Štampar award ceremony will take place in the context of the European Public Health (EPH) Conference. This year's EPH Conference, the 12th edition, will take us to Marseille from 20-23 November.

  • ECDC-ASPHER Webinar Series

    The ECDC-ASPHER Webinar Series will address a number of topics covering innovative, prevention and control strategies in the area of communicable diseases
     with 30 min presentation + 30 min question session facilitated by the ECDC public health training section.

    The publicly open
     series starts in October 2019 and runs every two weeks until March 2020.

    The ECDC-ASPHER Webinar Series is calling for Candidate Expert Presenters!

    Click here to submit your proposal - deadline extended to 30 September. 
  • 12th European Public Health Conference, Marseille, France

    The 12th European Public Health (EPH) Conference will be held in Marseille, France from 20-23 November 2019. The theme this year is: "Building bridges for solidarity and public health."

    ASPHER will be onsite as usual. Look for our updates including an exciting new collaboration with Digital Public Health for our Young Researchers' Forum! The YRF will be held as a full day event on Wednesday, 20 November.

    The conference and pre-conference programmes are now available online. 

    Remember that Early Bird Registration is open until 1 September!

  • 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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    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.

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