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European Public Health Week 



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About the European Public Health Week

The European Public Health Week (EUPHW) aims to raise awareness about public health and promote collaboration among the public health community in Europe. It is an annual initiative that began in 2019 and keeps on growing.


The European Public Health Week 2023 will be held from 22-26 May. More information to follow.

Past editions


The European Public Health Week 2022 was very successful. There were 235 events, in 21 different languages and organised within 32 different countries. Five kick-off events were organised by EUPHA and daily partners, all with their own daily theme:

  • A healthy & health literate youth
  • Vaccination as key prevention strategy
  • Climate change affects our health
  • No health without mental health
  • Building resilient health systems

The span of the events was very broad: webinars, lectures, first aid courses in the city centre, physical outdoor activities, networking sessions, radio interviews, publications and digital displays to mention some. There are many ways to share knowledge and bring together public health professionals and those interested in health. What all events had in common during the EUPHW, was the motive to organise an event: improving health throughout the life course of all people living in Europe. 

Have a look at the Wakelet to get an impression of the EUPHW or read the press release that was published. 



During the first ever European Public Health Week (13-17 May 2019), we had 145 events and activities in 35 countries. Each day was dedicated to an important public health theme.

Get an impression of the first European Public Health Week here.



During the second European Public Health Week we had 147 events in 31 different countries, despite it was the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

See more details about the second edition of the European Public Health Week here.



In the third European Public Health Week there were 40 hosting countries and an impressive total of 212 events. No less than 19 different languages were spoken during these 212 events.  

Get inspired by the European Public Health Week of 2021 here.

Do you want to see more examples? Visit the European Public Health Week wakelet.


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The European Public Health Week (EUPHW) aims to:

  • Make the case for public health and a more inclusive society across Europe
  • Raise awareness and amplify existing messages on five specific public health themes, in line with key organisations at European level
  • Create trust and innovative ways of collaboration among all professionals contributing to public health at local, national, regional and European level.


The European Public Health Week team


Annemieke Schuffelen
EUPHW Coordinator

Dineke Zeegers Paget
EUPHA Executive Director

Marie Guichardon
EUPHA Policy Officer

For any questions please contact


Steering Committee

  • Alastair Leyland (EUPHA Section Council)
  • Emilia Aragón de León (WHO Regional Office for Europe)
  • Isabel de la Mata (European Commission)
  • Iveta Nagyova (EUPHA President)
  • Monica Brînzac (EUPHAnxt)
  • Thomas Dorner (EUPHA member, Austrian Public Health Association)


The European Public Health Week (EUPHW) is an initiative by the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) supported by the WHO Regional Office for Europe.