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Published: 1 July 2020

Dear colleagues,


According to the EUPHA Section Rules a new president needs to be elected and appointed during the European Public Health Conference 2020.

We are looking for persons, who are full EUPHA members, have working experiences in the field of injury prevention and safety promotion. 

The appointment is for three years and can be re-nominated once.

The EUPHA-INJ presidency is a great opportunity to collaborate with various European public health experts and researchers.

These are the tasks that come along with the position:

  • Regular communication with the section’s vice-president(s), steering group, and section members.
  • Support of EUPHA activities like the European Public Health Conference (EPHC) or the European Public Health Week.
  • Participation at the annual Section Council Meeting that usually takes place in February in Utrecht. In this meeting section activities, especially during the annual EPHC are planned.
  • Submission of pre-conference and workshop proposals for the EPHC.
  • Acting as contact point for section members who aim to submit an injury prevention and / or safety promotion related event during the EPHC.
  • Assisting EUPHA in setting up the scientific EPHC program, scoring submitted abstracts, and chairing workshops and sessions during the EPHC.
  • Organization of the annual Join the Network Meeting during the EPHC.
  • Managing the EUPHA-INJ Twitter account (@EuphaInjury).
  • Compilation of an annual report and minutes of the Join the Network Meeting.

Are you interested to become the next EUPHA-INJ president?

Please send a meaningful motivation letter and your CV by 1 September 2020 to (subject EUPHA-INJ presidency).

What happens then?

  • applicants are checked by the EUPHA office for EUPHA membership and conflict of interest and you will be asked to signed a conflict of interest form upon election
  • nominations are sent to the Section President and the Steering Committee for discussion,
  • applications of final nominees are forwarded to section members for voting,
  • the votes of the section members are collected centrally at the EUPHA office,
  • the applicant with the highest number of votes is elected as Section President.


  • COVID-19 related EC-funding calls and already ongoing projects under Horizon 2020 are listed at the dedicated platform of the Commission. Check it regularly here:

  • Behavioural, social and economic impacts of the outbreak response (ID: SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2C)
    This was one of the COVID-19 epidemic EC research funding calls,  which closed already on June 11 2020.
    Has your organization joined a consortium to address aspects related to INJry and INJry or violence prevention? If yes, do let section member know of the related forthcoming projects.  
  • The Strategic Research Council (SRC) established within the Academy of Finland proposes that the Finnish Government adopt three new strategic research themes for 2020. The themes focus on population ageing, which tests the structures of the welfare society, the looming loss of biodiversity and pandemics as a challenge to society.

The three themes to be proposed are:

  • Demographic change – causes, consequences and solutions
  • Biodiversity loss: linkages to environment and society
  • Pandemics as a societal challenge.

The proposed cross-cutting priority is wellbeing.

The calls’ funding budgets will be decided by the SRC during 2021.

Finnish research organisations are encouraged to engage with international partners when forming their consortia. Are you interested to explore aspects of INJry prevention in the context of one of these topics? Then we would like to hear from you!


  • EUSEM (European Society for Emergency Medicine) and EFMI (European Society for Medical Informatics) have been collaborating on the subject of digitalizing European Emergency Medicine Services and Emergency Departments. The project has made freely available on the EUSEM Academy the following webinars (!*listing=3*browseby=8*sortby=2*media=1*label=19576*featured=16373):
    • Structured data, big data, health analytics, clinical decision support: how does it change Emergency Medicine?
    • Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to support Management of Emergency Departments
  • International Collaborative Effort on INJry Statistics and Methodology – Expression of Interest by July 1st
    The International Collaborative Effort on INJry Statistics and Methodology ( aims to improve international comparability and quality of INJry data.
    If this area inspires you, take a look at the topic list below and then indicate by email to which topics are of interest to you. This information will be used to: 1) help connect researchers who have similar interests and 2) determine which topics might be considered for a webinar.

The topics include:

  1. INJry Outcome and Burden of INJry
  2. INJry severity measures
  3. Record linkage
  4. Emerging risks
  5. Spatial modelling and mapping methodologies
  6. Literal text analysis
  7. Reporting frameworks (e.g., an external cause matrix for ICD-11)
  8. Data visualization
  9. New surveillance methods, technologies and data sources
  10. ICD-11
  11. Influence of COVID-19 on INJry rates
  12. Other topics (please describe)



  • 16th World Conference on Public Health  - Online event, 12 – 16 October 2020

  •  EFMI STC2020: Integrated Citizen centered digital health and social care – Citizens as data producers and service co-creators. Online event, 26-27 November, 2020
  • Topics include e.g. Citizen safety in digital services; Effectiveness and impacts of citizen digital and integrated health and social services
    15.7.2020: Deadline paper and short paper submission

  • Save the Date: EU-Safety 2021 – Safety in a Digitalized and fast saving world. 
  • The bi-annual European Injury Prevention Conference will be organised October 7-8 2021 in Vienna, Austria. Call for Papers will be opening in July.


Best regards,
Anne Lounamaa

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