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The European Public Health Association
Newsletter - November 2019

Newsletter - November 2019

  1. Editorial
  2. EUPHA update
  3. European Public Health Conference
  4. EUPHA members update
  5. European Journal of Public Health
  6. Call for proposals, job opportunities
  7. Interesting news
  8. Upcoming courses and conferences
  9. Interesting publications
  10. European Commission news
  11. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control news
  12. WHO news

1. Editorial

We look back on a very successful 11th European Public Health conference, held 20-23 November 2019 in Marseille, France. In our annual meeting - the EUPHA Governing Board  - the EUPHA strategy 2020-2025 was approved. Furthermore, two new theme-specific EUPHA sections were established. We are happy to introduce the World Congress on Public Health - Rome 2020 - to our readers. 

Wishing you pleasant reading,

Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat, EUPHA president, and Dineke Zeegers Paget, Executive director EUPHA.

2. EUPHA update

EUPHA at the European Public Health conference

The European Public Health conference was held 20-23 November 2019 in Marseille, France. This year's conference theme was 'Building bridges for solidarity and public health'. Yves Charpak, vice-president of the Société Française de Santé Publique, opened the conference. There were many EUPHA and EUPHA section organised sessions at the conference:

  • 27 workshops
  • 10 skills-building seminars 
  • 3 plenary sessions 
  • 15 pre-conferences

We look back on a successful, interesting and engaging conference. On social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook) EUPHA's activities at the conference were highlighted with #EUPHAatEPH2019. 

Marseille statement

EUPHA publishes the Marseille statement coinciding with the European Public Health conference that took place 20-23 November 2019 in Marseille, France.
The Marseille statement, 'Building bridges for solidarity in public health’, highlights two key elements of solidarity in public health: leaving no one behind and translating knowledge. In this statement the public health community expresses their continued commitment to international frameworks on primary care, health promotion, and health systems strengthening. The public health community makes three specific commitments to:

  1. take responsibility for supporting migration policies;
  2. be determined to the value of solidarity through the health for all policies approach; and
  3. call for action to combat inequities in health.

EUPHA, the Société Française de Santé Publique and 33 EUPHA members undersign the statement, including 20 national public health associations, 11 institutional members and 2 individual members. 10 partners also co-signed the Marseille statement. 

Roadmap for action on antimicrobial resistance: 5 key strategies to tackle this global threat

On European Antibiotic Awareness day, 18 November, EUPHA signed the 'Roadmap for action on antimicrobial resistance: 5 key strategies to tackle this global threat'. This roadmap is released by the AMR stakeholder network, a civil society-led pan-European stakeholder network on AMR. It comprises over 80 leading organisations and individuals committed to tackling AMR from a “One Health” approach.

EUPHA Governing Board meeting, November 2019, Marseille, France

Last week in Marseille, the annual EUPHA Governing Board meeting was held. The EUPHA Governing Board is the highest authoritative body in EUPHA. It comprises of the delegates appointed by the members of each country.
The following was approved:

  • Establishing the EUPHA Digital health section
  • Establishing the EUPHA Oral health section
  • Adoption of the EUPHA strategy 2020-2025

Also the annual financial report, work plan and budget for the coming year were approved.

EUPHA Public health and law initiative

Last week in Marseille, the initiative for setting up EUPHA Public health and law section was presented.
This initiative is in line with previous work of EUPHA. For example, our partnership with the Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association (GLEPHA) and our support the Law enforcement and public health conference.
More information on this initiative will follow shortly.
EUPHA Public health and law
Workshop 'To regulate or not to regulate: that is still the question' held 23 November 2019 at the European Public Health conference in Marseille, France.

3. European Public Health Conference

12th EPH Conference was a great success!

EPH Conference logo

Thank you for your attendance and contributions

The 12th EPH Conference is over and we hope that you will resume your normal duties in good spirits and with fond memories of Marseille. The conference was attended by 2,400 delegates from over 75 countries worldwide. We look back at a successful and enjoyable conference. It has been a pleasure to organise the event for you and we look forward to welcoming you in Rome, Italy, next year (see below).

Participants' evaluation

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the conference and better meet your needs. All you need to do is to login to your personal account.:

Certificate of attendance / accreditation

The 12th EPH Conference has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) with 16 European CME credits. Delegates requesting a Certificate of Attendance/Accreditation should login to their personal account.

Free access to European Journal of Public Health

EUPHA and Oxford University Press offer delegates free online access to the European Journal of Public Health (EJPH) until 28 February 2020. Access the journal through your personal account.

Presentations of plenary sessions

Many of the keynote presentations are available on our website.

Next year's EPH Conference

Next year’s EPH Conference will be held in Rome, Italy, as part of the 16th World Congress on Public Health (WCPH), from 12 – 17 October 2020. 

16th World Congress on Public Health, 12 - 17 October 2020, Rome, Italy

World Congress on Public Health 2020

Public health for the future of humanity: analysis, advocacy and action

Next year EUPHA and EPH Conference will be joining with colleagues from across the globe in a unique partnership organizing the 16th World Congress on Public Health (WCPH) in Rome, Italy. The 13th EPH Conference will be an integral part of the World Congress on Public Health. WCPH 2020 is organized by the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) in collaboration with the Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health (SItI), and the European Public Health Association (EUPHA).

Abstract submission

Abstract submission is organized by EUPHA and is open from 1 December 2019 to 1 March 2020. See our website for more information.

World Leadership Dialogues

World Leadership Dialogues (WLD) can be organised by health organisations, NGOs, and commercial organisations. WLDs are high-level sessions on current topics in public health intended to complement the plenary sessions. WLDs are free for delegates, organisers are charged for the costs. Detailed information here.

Early registration

Low cost registration fees are available until 30 November. EUPHA members pay EUR 499 only for the whole conference. From 1 December to 1 May early bird fees of EUR 620 apply. More registration information is available here.


We received reports that a World Congress on Public Health is being advertised to be held 20 - 21 May 2020 in Berlin, Germany. This conference is reportedly organised by ConferenceEra. We would like to point out that we, as organizers of the 16th World Congress on Public Health, are in no way involved in this event.

4. EUPHA members update

SFSP reflects on an inspiring European Public Health conference

The special news flash of the French society for public health (Société Française de Santé Publique) reflects on the European Public Health conference. This news flash includes key quotes, an interview with Louise Potvin, Director of the Canada Research Chair, on Community Approaches and Health Inequalities, and more.