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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.
  • Andrija ©tampar Summer Educational & Tutoring School (ASSETS)

    15 - 21 July 2019, Brussels
    Course programme available online here.


    ASPHER is pleased to announce the Andrija Štampar Educational & Tutoring Summer School (ASSETS). We are delighted with this years’ ASSETS programme as it focusses on strengthening the public health professional community.

    Want to become a gamechanger in public health practice and academia? Nourish your potential to become a leader for public health in Europe!

    The Andrija Stampar Summer School offers an exclusive educational mentoring programme tailored to initiate fruitful learning experiences. Join us this summer in the heart of Europe for an unique opportunity!

  • 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. 
  • This is Public Health

    ASPHER is launching a new This is Public Health-Europe campaign challenge to communicate the message of the importance of public health. The overall objective is to enhance the visibility of public health and opportunities for careers in public health careers for the benefit of our populations.

    Four universities reflecting the geographic distribution of the European region will be selected to develop and execute a grassroots campaign to raise awareness of public health in your community between September 1, 2019 and May 1, 2020.

    Deadline to apply for the award is 15 July 2019.

    Find out more about this exciting opportunity and campaign!

    Full submission guidelines are available here.


    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.

    A call for Abstracts is now open with two track options:

    ACM Published: 25 June deadline
    non-ACM Published: 9 July deadline

    Learn more from ASPHER's YRF webpage.

    Click here to submit to the YRF

  • 12th European Public Health Conference, Marseille, France

    Registration is now open for the 12th EPH Conference in Marseille, France from 20-23 November 2019. The theme for this year's event is: "Building bridges for solidarity and public health." A call for abstract submissions is open until 1 May.

    ASPHER will be onsite as usual. Look for our updates including an exciting new collaboration for our Young Researchers' Forum. More to come on that soon!

    Last year's conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia was incredibly productive for ASPHER with many positive developments. Read about ASPHER's activites in the Winter Newsletter.

  • 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.


    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.

ASPHER's Spring/Summer Newsletter
17 Jul 2019 | Updated by ASPHER
SSPH+ Lugano Summer School in Public Health Policy, Economics and Management
11 Jul 2019 | Updated by ASPHER
Naomi Limaro Nathan
Public Health Young Professional Journey with ASPHER - Internship to Fellowship
11 Jul 2019 | Updated by Naomi Limaro Nathan
10th Anniversary of the HTADS Continuing Education Program at UMIT
10 Jul 2019 | Updated by ASPHER
04 Jul 2019 | Updated by ASPHER
Milena Pavlova
ASPHER Working Group on Economic Evaluation in Healthcare in Europe - EEHE
25 Jun 2019 | Updated by Milena Pavlova
John Middleton
John Middleton's Presidential Statement as part of the Opening Ceremony, Erice, Sicily, May 26th...
19 Jun 2019 | Updated by John Middleton
João Pereira
National School of Public Health
New University of Lisbon
P-1600-560, Lisbon, Portugal
00 351 21 751 21 00
Vitaly Alexandrovich Postoev
Arkhangelsk International School of Public Health
Northern State Medical University
Arkhangelsk, Russian Federation
00 7 8182 286993
Brigita Skela Savic
Faculty of Health Care
Jesenice, Slovenia
00 386 4 5869 360
Khaled Yassin
Ecole Supérieure des Sciences de la Santé
Institut Européen des Sciences de la Santé
Casablanca, Morocco
00 212 522 47 57 75
Ranjit Khutan
Faculty of Education Health & Wellbeing
University of Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
(44) 01902 321145
Fiona MacLeod
School of Public Health
University College Cork
Cork, Ireland