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Background

In the EUPHA strategy for the period 2014–2020, three main objectives are presented. The third and last objective is “To prepare the next generations of committed and engaged public health professionals for their leadership role in public health by facilitating networking and skills-building activities for students and early-career professionals in the field of public health.”

In order to reach these goals, EUPHA envisions to:

  • Sensitize and involve the next generation of public health professionals into the European and multidisciplinary network of public health associations.
  • Prepare the next generations of public health professionals for their leadership role, by building their capacity and knowledge.
  • Ensure that the training and education of the new public health professionals is fitting their leadership role.

To put this into practice, EUPHA established EUPHAnxt in 2011 as a unique network and platform within EUPHA for students, early career researchers, policymakers and professionals in the field of public health. In January 2015, EUPHAnxt has more than 800 subscribers.