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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 Deans' & Directors' Retreat, Sofia, Bulgaria | 14-16 October

    The 2022 ASPHER Deans' & Directors' Retreat will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria from 14-16 October hosted by the Faculty of Public Health, Medical University Sofia

    Register here.

    An outline of the Retreat programme is now available!

    Download the Retreat programme here.

    Check back for more details soon.

  • ASPHER Young Researchers' Forum Berlin

    The YOUNG RESEARCHERS FORUM will be held in Berlin on Wednesday 09 November 2022.

    The YRF is meant for postgraduate students (MPH, MSc, MRes, PhD, etc) and early career researchers from any field of public health to provide you with the opportunity to present your work in a friendly, supportive forum and to receive feedback from mentors and peers.

    The deadline for submission of abstracts is Sunday 16 October 2022.

    Learn more here.

    Please send abstract submissions to:

  • ASPHER Climate and Health Actions

    The FINAL Joint Statement by the ASPHER led EU Health Policy Platform’s thematic network on “Climate action through public health education and training” is now available for download.

    Continue to stay updated through the EU Health Policy Platform! where the thematic network has shifted to an Exchange Network.

    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 has published a Roadmap to Developing ASPHER Technical Guidance Notes on War and HealthThe 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)

  • 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.

Usher Institute
3rd Annual UNCOVER Online Conference
03 Oct 2022 | Updated by Usher Institute
Call for Abstracts for the ASPHER Young Researchers Forum - Berlin 2022
30 Sep 2022 | Updated by ASPHER
ASPHER Statement: 5 + 5 + 5 Points for Improving Food Security in the Context of the Russia-Ukraine War....
26 Sep 2022 | Updated by ASPHER
Jeffrey Levett
Philosophy the last responder: Rescuing humanity from self-destruction
26 Sep 2022 | Updated by Jeffrey Levett
Usher Institute
SKAPE Covid Roundtable I: Asking questions about lockdowns | 6 October
20 Sep 2022 | Updated by Usher Institute
Usher Institute
SKAPE Seminar: How to collaborate in a crisis: lessons from the development of the Scottish COVID-19...
20 Sep 2022 | Updated by Usher Institute
Susanne Källervald
Department of Public Health, School of Health Sciences
University of Skövde
Skövde, Sweden
+46 500 44 84 82
Milena Karcheva
Faculty of Public Health - Pleven
Medical University of Pleven
Pleven, Bulgaria
Antoine Flahault
Institute of Global Health
University of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland
҆tef√°nia Moricov√°
Faculty of Public Health
Slovak Medical University
Bratislava, Slovakia
00 421 2 59370 550
Alkiviadis Vatopoulos
National School of Public Health
Athens, Greece
00 30 213 2010101
Oliver Razum
School of Public Health
University of Bielefeld
Bielefeld, Germany
00 49 521 106 4455