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European Public Health WEEK

13-17 May 2019


Celebrating healthy populations

European Public Health Week logoTHANK YOU for raising awareness of public health and celebrating healthy populations!

During the first ever European Public Health WEEK we had 145 events and activities in 35 countries. Each day was dedicated to an important public health theme.

We need your feedback

Now is the time to understand what went well and what could be improved. Your feedback is crucial for us, so please complete this short survey by Thursday 30 May.


Event summaries

See the summary of day 1 (13 May), with the kick-off event in Brussels and physical activity

See the summary of day 2 (14 May), dedicated to healthy environments

See the summary of day 3 (15 May), dedicated to Care 4 care

See the summary of day 4 (16 May), dedicated to Sustainable and healthy diets

See the summary of day 5 (17 May), dedicated to Youth mental health


The European Public Health WEEK team:




Débora Miranda


Dineke Zeegers Paget

EUPHA Executive Director

Maaike Droogers

EUPHA Scientific Officer


For any questions please contact


Kick-off meeting hosting partners: 

Logo of University of MaastrichtLogo of ASPHER


Steering Committee

  • Anna Cichowska Myrup (WHO Regional Office for Europe)
  • Débora Miranda (EUPHW Coordination)
  • Dineke Zeegers (EUPHA Office)
  • Isabel de la Mata (DG SANTE, European Commission)
  • Iveta Nagyova (EUPHA Section Council President)
  • Maaike Droogers (EUPHA Office)
  • Marleen Bekker (EUPHA Section on Public Health Policy and Politics)
  • Natasha Azzopardi (EUPHA President)
  • Pasquale Cacciatore (EUPHAnxt)
  • Thomas Dorner (EUPHA member, Austrian Public Health Association)


Countries organising events (34)

Countries from the WHO European Region: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.
Non-European countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa.

To see which organisations are organising events in each country, visit the list of events.

Other active disseminators of the EUPHW

At country level: Société Française de Santé Publique, Institute of Public Health in Ireland, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (Netherlands),  Spanish Association of Public Health and Healthcare

At European level: EuroHealthNet, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, EUROCAM, Health Action International, Mental Health Europe, Smoke Free Partnership, European Cancer Patient Coalition, Alzheimer Europe, European Health Management Association, European Federation of Nurses' Associations, International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations.

For official EUPHW partners please visit the daily theme pages.


An initiative by the European Public Health Association (EUPHA).

Co-organised by the European Commission and co-financed by the EU Health Programme.

Supported by the WHO Regional Office for Europe.