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Published: 18 March 2022

Dear members, 

The invasion in Ukraine and the unprecedented human suffering has shocked the world. Wars lead to a major public health crisis. Beyond direct injuries and death, less visible effects on the mental health can last years after the end of the conflict. The vulnerable will suffer most. Children may experience serious long term effects. Witnessing death and torture and experiencing fear for one's own life can be very impacting. Separated from parents, missing friends and school, forced to leave home and safe environments are huge stressors in children’s lives. We need to ensure that displaced communities and refugees will not face fragmented healthcare systems in the host countries. We need to prioritize the health, mental health and social care needs of all refugees, particularly those of children and people living with chronic conditions. We stand with individuals and communities from across the globe in calling for an end to the war (EUPHA statement HERE).
Our forthcoming EUPHA events offer a place for discussion on this major public health crisis and other emerging public health issues. Our section is planning to organize a pre-conference on November 9th on INJURY PREVENTION and various workshops in collaboration with other EUPHA sections. Besides these events, we are interested in hearing your ideas and hosting your events, individuals abstracts, round table discussions and workshops on INJURY PREVENTION & SAFETY PROMOTION. We invite you to submit your proposals or contact us HERE to offer you various ways of engagement in the following events.


European Public Health Week HERE
Whether you are an institution, a health professional or an ordinary citizen interested in one of this year's five EUPHW themes, we'd like to invite you to organise your own online event(s) on one of the days of the week.  There are various ways to get involved. 

Dates: 16-20 May 2022
Website for event submission: HERE 
Deadline: 6th of May 2022

This year's thematic areas and daily partners:

  • Monday 16 May - A healthy and health literate youth 
Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER)
  • Tuesday 17 May - Vaccination as key prevention strategy 
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
  • Wednesday 18 May - Climate change affects our health
Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)
  • Thursday 19 May - No health without mental health
  • Friday 20 May - Building resilient health systems
The Observatory on Health Systems and Policies


EPH 2022 conference HERE
“Strengthening health systems: improving population health and being prepared for the unexpected”
Place: Berlin, Germany
Dates: 9-12 November 2022
Abstract submission: HERE
Deadline for abstract submission: May 1st, 18.00 CET.

Themes/Plenary Sessions

  • Preparing for the unexpected: lessons learned from Covid-19 and other disasters
  • Expanding horizons: the role of Europe in global health
  • Achieving universal health coverage (UHC): reducing health inequity
  • Harmonizing information systems and health reporting: ensuring function and use
  • Measuring health system performance: using data to improve population health
  • Sustaining high quality care: interprofessional training for our clinical and public health workforce
  • Utilizing the transformational potential of health promotion: accelerating action on SDGs


Interesting news

  • Vaccine for Vehicles: Preventing deaths and injuries on UK roads – Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) (February, 2022). More information: HERE 
  • Artificial Intelligence in Proactive Road Infrastructure. Safety Management Summary and Conclusions. More information: HERE
  • Accidents at Work Statistics - Eurostat (January, 2022). More information: HERE 
  • Non-binding Guidelines Regarding Directive 92/58/EEC - Safety and health signs at work (January, 2022).More information: HERE 
  • WHO/ILO Joint Estimates of the Work-related Burden of Disease and Injury, 2000–2016 (September, 2021). More information: HERE


Upcoming Conferences and Events

  • 14th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, 27 – 30 November 2022 Adelaide, Australia. Extended Deadline for abstract submission: 27th March 2022. More information: HERE 
  • Call for expression of interest 15th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, 2024. Deadline for expression of interest: 15 April 2022. More information: HERE
  • 2022 Joint Conference on Brain Injury, September 21 - 24, 2022, New York City
    by the International Paediatric Brain Injury Society & North American Brain Injury Society
    Deadline for abstract submission: 11 April 2022. More information: HERE  
  • 14th Biennial World Congress on Brain Injury, March 29-April 1, 2023, Dublin, Ireland. Abstract submission: To be announced. More information: HERE
  • QTTSC/QU/NTSC – International Traffic Safety Conference, 21-22 February 2023, Doha. Abstract submission: To be announced. More information: HERE 


Funding opportunities

  • Stimulating Road Transport research and innovation dissemination and implementation in Europe and around the World (HERE)
    TOPIC ID: HORIZON-CL5-2022-D5-01-11
    Type: HORIZON-CSA HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions
    Opening date: 2 December 2021
    Deadline date: 26 April 2022
  • Call for proposals to prevent and combat gender-based violence and violence against children (HERE)
    Opening date: 15 December 2021
    Deadline date 12 April 2022


Best regards,
Maria Papadakaki, President EUPHA INJ
LaHeRS & PHC-HMU, Hellenic Mediterranean University

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