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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.

Institute of Public Health
Webinar with Roza Adany: Personalized prevention based on public health genomics. 20 April, 11:00 CEST...
19 Apr 2021 | Updated by Institute of Public Health
Salud y Familias meeting with ASPHER regarding the Andalusian School of Public Health (EASP)
14 Apr 2021 | Updated by ASPHER
John Middleton
ASPHER President's Message - March 2021
13 Apr 2021 | Updated by John Middleton
John Middleton
A shot in the arm? Or shot in the foot? Where is Europe going in its pandemic response?
12 Apr 2021 | Updated by John Middleton
March 2021 ASPHER Newsletter
02 Apr 2021 | Updated by ASPHER
ASPHER welcomes European Medicines Agency judgement on the safety of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
20 Mar 2021 | Updated by ASPHER
Rimantas Stukas
Institute of Public Health
University of Vilnius
Vilnius, Lithuania
00 370 8 5 239 87 38
Joachim Kugler
Department of Health Sciences
Dresden University of Technology
Dresden, Germany
00 49 351 31 77 441
Gaetano Privitera
Board of Directors of the Italian Postgraduate Schools of Hygiene and Public Health
Societa Italiana di Igiene, Medicina Preventiva e Sanita...
Rome, Italy
00 39 050 2213573
Paula Gomes
Institute of Preventive Medicine
University of Lisbon
P1649-028, Lisbon, Portugal
João Pereira
National School of Public Health
New University of Lisbon
P-1600-560, Lisbon, Portugal
00 351 21 751 21 00
Brigita Skela Savic
Angela Boškin Faculty of Health Care
Jesenice, Slovenia
00 386 4 5869 360