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The Team
Aims of the section
Background information
Annual reports/meetings
Lancet Migration briefs


Interview with Bernadette Kumar, Section President

EPH 2023, Dublin, Ireland, pre-conferences: Inclusion of refugee and migrant groups to address key health challenges for a sustainable future
Organised by: EUPHA-MIG, Lancet Migration, WHO Collaborating Centre for Migrant’s Involvement in Health Research, Univ of Limerick (Ireland)


EPH 2022, Berlin, Germany, workshop: Health system barriers to vaccination in underserved communities: a tale of four countries
Organised by: EUPHA-IDC, EUPHA-MIG

Webinar - Migration, health & economics: mapping the field
28 April 2022, 13:00 - 15:30 CET. 
Call for abstracts deadline 15 February 2022.


EPH 2021, Online event, pre-conference: Beyond the Covid-19 Syndemic: lessons learned for migrant and ethnic minority health
Organised by: EUPHA-MIG, Global Society of Migration, Ethnicity, Race & Health


WCPH 2020, Online event, Workshop: Strategies on preventing and responding to violence and injuries among refugees and migrants (abstract)
Organised with: WHO/Europe, NIHMP (Italy)


EPH 2019, Marseille, France, pre-conferences/workshops:

  • Pre-conference is entitled "Health behaviours among migrants in Europe - what do we know?
    In collaboration with the French Collaborative Institute on Migration
  • Workshop: Better prison health for better public health with sections IDC and PHPP

EPH 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia, pre-conferences/workshops:

  • Pre-conference on Migrant Health Training and Dissemination, organized by International Organization for Migration (IOM), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), and Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER). 
  • Workshop: Migration, Ethics and public’s health on planet earth
  • Workshop: Ensuring the health and well-being of older migrants and refugees
  • Workshop: Health of Sexual and Gender Minorities in Hard-to-reach High-stigma Populations


The MERH 2018 Congress is hosted by an independent, non-profit making company working under the auspices of The University of Edinburgh, the European Public Health Association and NHS Health Scotland.  We intend to deliver to you a memorable, affordable, academic and social programme in one of the most spectacular cities in the world.

Congress aims :

  • To improve research, population health and health care for migrants and other discriminated-against populations
  • To bring together policy, social science, clinical, social service and public health perspectives and share and transfer learning within and across countries.
  • To examine contemporary problems across the globe and debate suggested solutions
  • To Consider health effects of social, environmental and demographic change associated with population migration, and the effects on diseases and their causes
  • To find ways to overcome differences in concepts and terminology so the field can be understood internationally in acceptable language.
  • To provide opportunities for people to showcase their work and to meet to share experience and motivations
  • To build networks that will last beyond the Congress itself

Please click here to go to the conference website. For the brief glossary, please click here. Please click here for the EUPHA statement.

Economic arguments in migrant health policy making:Bridging the evidence policy gap. International Workshop – Ben-Gurion University, 29-30 November 2017

EPH 2017, Stockholm, Sweden pre-conferences/workshops:

EPH 2016, Vienna, Austria pre-conferences/workshops:

EPH 2015, Milan, Italy

  • pre-conference: Public health and human rights: ensuring access to health care for refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea. View the programme here.

EPH 2014, Glasgow, United Kingdom pre-conferences/workshops:

  • Pre-conference: ‘Adaptation of health promotion and disease prevention interventions for migrant & ethnic minority populations: policy, practice and research’. View the full programme here and the presentations below. View the pre conference report here. Presentations:

Migrant and Ethnic Minority conferences

1st World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health

Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 17 - 19 May 

For the website, click here.


6th European Conference on Migrant and Ethic Minority Health

Equity - the Policy Practice Gap in Health

Oslo, Norway, 23-25 June 2016

For the website, click here.


5th European Conference on Migrant and Ethic Minority Health

Granada, 10-12 April 2014

EUPHA supports the Granada Declaration from the Conference calling European governments to protect the health of migrants and ethnic minorities in Europe.


4th Conference on Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health in Europe

Università Bocconi, Italy, 21-23 June 20127

3rd Conference of Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health in Europe

University of Pécs Medical School, Hungary - 27-29 May 2010

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