Pre-conference - Wednesday 28th Nov

Time / Location Track Organiser Activity
Wed 28th
EUPHA (PMH), Politecnico Milan, DG RTD ARCH - Healing Buildings, Building Healing / Mental health across the life course

Chairs: Jutta Lindert, Stefano Capolongo


Urban Structures and Mental Health
Chair Stefano Capolongo
Cluster in Design of Healthcare facilities POLIMI


Climate changes in the “Planetary Health” Vision and key implications in Health and Well-being.
Aldo Di Benedetto, Ministry of Health, Rome (Italy)


Building Urban structures and Public Mental Health across the life course.
Jutta Lindert, Emden (Germany) and Brandeis University, Waltham/Boston, MA (USA)


Building health in environments: lessons learnt.
Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen, Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Director Urban planning, Environment and Health Initiative

The social invisibility of mental health facilities. Raising awareness on social exclusion in urban environments through artwork.
Evangelia Chrysikou, University College London (UCL), Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment (UK)

Strategies to improve health promotion and disease prevention in urban areas: the Erice charter.
Daniela D’Alessandro, Università di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)

Building healthy environments for mobile populations NN from Herzog & de Meuron
to be confirmed
Researchers and practitioners, both of technical and medical education, identified the need of an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach, in order to address the main health problems of the city and of contemporary society; there is a need of joint action in order to involve communities starting from the professionals themselves. This bottom-up approach is one of the emerging health challenges for all contemporary cities and the related health systems of the Nations involved.


Built Environment and Health
Chair: Jutta Lindert, EUPHA Public Mental Health Section
Mental Health Policy Actions. State of play and emerging needs.
José Miguel Caldas de Almeida - EU Joint Action on Mental Health, Nova Medical School
Ionela Petrea - EU Compass for Action on Mental Health and Wellbeing, Trimbos Institute
Emily Hewlett - OECD
WHO (tbc)


First Round of Discussions. How to link research closer to policy and implementation: identify priority areas and strengthen cooperation between stakeholders.
Chair: Sasa Jenko - European Commission, DG RTD,
Public Health Sector (tbc)

Research on mental health throughout the life course: EU efforts and future needs.
Sasa Jenko, European Commission, DG RTD, Public Health Sector


Second Round of Discussions. Discussion on future needs for mental health research at the EU level.
Chair: Josep Maria Haro, Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu (PSSJD)
Coordinators of EU-funded mental health projects will be invited to actively participate.

Wed 28th
EUPHA (HP), Bielefeld Univ., EAHPR HPRO - Winds of change in health promotion: from research to implementation

Luis Saboga Nunes and Orkan Okan, EUPHA Health Promotion Section President and Vice-President


Session 1: The European Health Promotion Alliance for Research - Bringing Health Promotion Research Forward
Moderator: Luis Saboga-Nunes - (ProLiSa; Institute of Sociology, University of Education Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; CISP, National School of Public Health, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa; Isamb-FMUL, Lisboa, Portugal)


Introduction to the European Forum for Health Promotion Research (HP Forum): Challenges in HP Research
Geir Arild Espnes (NTNU Center for Health Promotion Research, Norwegian University of Science and Technology)


The Alliance: How to use this new tool
Bjarne Bruun Jensen (European Vice President of IUHPE Europe, Head of Research, Health Promotion, Steno Diabetes Center - Copenhagen, Denmark)


Perspectives from the UNESCO Chair
Didier Jourdan (UNESCO Chair for Global Health and Education)


Perspectives from the EuroHealthNet
Monica Aberg-Yngve (Research Senior Co-ordinator, EuroHealthNet)


Perspectives from the EUPHA
Luis Saboga-Nunes (EUPHA Health Promotion Section President)


Session 2: Key Notes on Health Promotion
Moderator: Orkan Okan (Bielefeld University)


Key Note 1: International School Health Network
Douglas McCall (International School Health Network, Vancouver, Canada) 


Key Note 2: From homo sapiens to homo salus: where is the vision? 
Luis-Saboga Nunes (ProLiSa; Institute of Sociology, University of Education Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; CISP, National School of Public Health, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa; Isamb-FMUL, Lisboa, Portugal)


Key Note 3: Health Promotion interventions in the “real world”
Peter Bentsen (Steno Diabetes Center - Copenhagen & University of Copenhagen, Denmark)


Session 3: Research Examples from Health Promotion Projects
Moderator: Geir Arild Espnes (NTNU Center for Health Promotion Research, Norwegian University of Science and Technology)


Key Note 1: Health Promotion Intervention and Policy Research: The Case of Health Literacy in Children and Adolescents
Orkan Okan, Bielefeld University, Faculty of Educational Science, Centre for Prevention and Intervention in Childhood and Adolescence (CPI), Bielefeld, Germany


Key Note 2: Social Network Analysis and Health Literacy Practices
Tetine Sentell, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Office of Public Health Studies, Honolulu, United States


Closing Remarks
Bjarne Bruun Jensen (European Vice President of IUHPE Europe, Head of Research, Health Promotion, Steno Diabetes Center - Copenhagen, Denmark)
Orkan Okan, EUPHA Health Promotion Section Vice-President

Wed 28th
EUPHA (HWR) HWR - Working together for a people-centred health workforce

Chairs: Ellen Kuhlmann, President EUPHA (HWR), Johan Hansen, NIVEL, TO-REACH Project


Session 1 Aligning stakeholders, building capacity for a people-centred health workforce
Keynote statements
  • Building a sustainable health workforce in the WHO European Region, Gabrielle Jacob, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Division of Health Systems and Public Health, Human Resources for Health Programme
  • Strengthening the public health workforce, Robert Otok, ASPHER
  • What do countries need? Priorities in health workforce research for the next Horizon Europe (Ninth) Framework Programme, Johan Hansen, TO-REACH Project

Plenary discussion


Session 2 Break-out session


Session 3 Exchanging research evidence, enhancing innovation and cross-country learning
Key note statements

  • How to transfer health workforce innovation from one place to another and how to innovate methodology to support health workforce development? Matthias Wismar, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
  • How to manage the health workforce effectively? Usman Khan, EHMA
  • How to promote health workforce innovation through research? Ellen Kuhlmann, EUPHA (HWR)

Plenary discussion


Session 4 Break-out session and summing up


Closing comments

Wed 28th
EUPHA (PHMR), InfAct, Observatory, OECD, WHO Euro, JRC INFO - Navigating the international health information databases: unravelling the processes behind the numbers

Herman Van Oyen - Sciensano, Belgium and InfAct – Joint Action on Health Information
Nicole Rosenkötter - EUPHA (PHMR) and NRW Centre for Health (LZG, NRW), Germany
Petronille Bogaert - EUPHA (PHMR), Sciensano, Belgium and InfAct – Joint Action on Health Information


Welcome, overview of and connection between international databases
Nicole Rosenkötter and Petronille Bogaert - EUPHA (PHMR)



EU health statistics in Eurostat database
Tim Allen - European Commission, Eurostat


Measuring the cancer burden: the European Cancer Information System
Manola Bettio - European Commission, Joint Research Centre



The ECHI data tool and the state of health in the EU
Philippe Roux - European Commission, DG SANTE


Measuring the performance of health systems across European and non-European OECD countries: Special content and features of the OECD health database
Gaetan Lafortune - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)


European health information – WHO Europe’s tools and practice
David Novillo Ortiz and Christian Gapp - World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe



Using international datasets for health system reviews and health system performance comparisons
Marina Karanikolos - European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies


Use of international databases – national perspective
Mikka Gissler- National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland


Let’s put it into practice - Interactive practical exercise using international databases



Project based databases – providing sustainability through the ESFRI roadmap
Petronille Bogaert - Joint Action on Health Information (InfAct)



Wed 28th
IOM, GIZ, LSHTM, ASPHER MIGH - Migrant Health Training and Dissemination Workshop

Chair: Iva Perhavec, Head of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM)


Isabel de la Mata, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission (DG SANTE) / Paola d’Acapito,  Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA)

Dominik Zenner,  International Organization for Migration (IOM):

Eleni Andrikopoulou, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Robert Otok, Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER)


The European Strategy for Migration Health
Isabel de la Mata, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission (DG SANTE) 


Presentation of MIG-H Training
Angela Zeilhofer, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)  
Karl Blanchet, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)  


Presentation of modules on mental health 
Guglielmo Schinina, International Organization for Migration (IOM)  

  • Presentation of Mental Health training package
  • Lessons learnt from the pilot and recommendations  

Presentation of modules on communicable diseases
Karl Blanchet, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

  • Presentation of Communicable Diseases training package
  • Lessons learnt from the pilot and recommendations 

Evaluation and Panel discussion with Pilot country representatives
Mark Johnson, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom 

  • Presentation of evaluation results

Panel discussion

Moderation: Gemma Williams, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies 


Serena Battilomo, Ministry of Health, Italy 
Marika Podda Connor, Ministry of Health, Malta 
Laurent Chambaud, School of Public Health EHESP, France 
Isabel de la Mata, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) 
Dominik Zenner, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Henrique Barros, Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) 

  • Review of strategies and actions, reflection on proposed recommendations

Conclusions by countries


Wed 28th
EUPHA (SSWH) SSWH - Fair social security assessments and sustainable social security systems

For the full programme, please click here.

Welcome and information
Gunnel Hensing, President of the EUPHA Section on Social security, work and health

Welcome and introduction
Ute Bültmann, Professor, University of Groningen, the Netherlands and vice-president of the EUPHA Section on Social security, work and health

The rise and fall of disability benefit receipt in the United Kingdom: What are the consequences of reforms? 
Ben Barr, Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

Rejections of disability pension applications in Finland. Have changes in applicants or assessments contributed to increasing rejection rates?
Mikko Laaksonen, Senior Researcher, Finnish Centre for Pensions, Finland

Fair assessment in social security: a pie in the sky or a piece of cake?
Sandra Brouwer, Professor, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Social Insurance Literacy – development of a questionnaire
Christian Stahl, Associate Professor, Linköping University, Sweden

Summing up of the day: What did we learn and how can we improve our assessments?
Ute Bültmann


Wed 28th
Chafea, DG SANTE EURO1 - Health in the future EU Budget and Programmes (2021-2027)

This session will explore how Health will be covered in the future EU Budget (2021-27) across the various Programmes. Presentations on the following areas related to health will be presented:

  • EU Social Fund plus (ESF+), including the Health Strand
  • Health in Horizon Europe
  • Digital Europe Programme


Stefan Schreck - Directorate General for Health and Food (DG SANTE)


Directorate General for Health and Food (DG SANTE) and the new Multiannual Financial Framework
Anne-Marie Yazbeck - Chafea


EU Social Fund plus (ESF+) - the Health Strand
Loris Di Pietrantonio and Marie-Anne Paraskevas - Directorate General for  Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (TBC)


EU Country-specific Recommendations for Health – policy guidance
Boriana Goranova - Directorate General for  Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) (TBC)


Health in Horizon Europe
Sasa Jenko - Directorate General for  Research and Innovation (DG RTD)


Health in Digital Europe Programme
Monika Lanzenberger - Directorate General for  Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) (TBC)

Wed 28th
EUPHA COLL1 - European public health: three cases of collaboration, initiatives and new policies

EU School Scheme and Health in All Policies: health promotion potentials at national and EU level

Presented by: National Institute of Public Health and Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Slovenia

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Bridging research to policy to integrate care for older people in Europe 

Presented by: AGE Platform, European Health Management Association (EHMA), International Foundation on Integrated Care (IFIC) and Vilans - on behalf of the SUSTAIN project 

Welcome, Maggie Langins – IFIC


Intro about SUSTAIN, Michele Calabro’ - EHMA


How did our project work with Integrated Care sites, Nick Zonneveld - Vilans, The Netherlands


Research to Practice: the SUSTAIN Roadmap, Maggie Langins - IFIC and Usman Khan - EHMA


Quality care for older people in Europe and the role of SUSTAIN, Borja Arrue - AGE Platform Europe


Interactive Discussion  - moderatedby Usman Khan and Maggie Langins


The EU regulation on Health Technology Assessment [this session is cancelled]

Wed 28th
Chafea, DG SANTE EURO2 - EU Actions on Antimicrobial Resistance and healthcare associated infection

Welcome/Introductory remarks
European Commission, DG SANTE


EU  Action on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – policy

European One Health Action Plan against antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
Charles Price - European Commission, DG SANTE


Results from some recent EU supported studies

2nd Point prevalence survey of healthcare- associated infection in European acute hospitals.
Dominique Monnet - ECDC


Health burden from  AMR
Dominique Monnet - ECDC


A model  to assess the economic impact of AMR
Michele Cecchini - OECD


AMR and causes of non-prudent use of antibiotics: ARNA projects results
François Schellevis – Nivel, Netherlands


A model of governance for  AMR
Michael Anderson - European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies


New discriminators of bacterial and viral infections: initial findings from PERFORM project
Jethro Herberg - Imperial College, London


EU Supported  Actions with Member States

Initial results of EU Joint action on antimicrobial resistance and health-care associated infections (JAMRAI):

Brief overview on JAMRAI
Marie-Cecile Ploy - Inserm, France


Implementation of One Health national strategies AND national Action Plans for AMR
Marie-Cecile Ploy - Inserm, France 


Appropriate use of antimicrobials in human and in animals
German Penalva - Andalusian Health Service, Spain 


Planned Romanian Presidency Conference "Reducing gaps in the fight against antimicrobial resistance"
Mihail Calin, Ministry of Health, Romania 


Closing remarks
European Commission, DG SANTE


Wed 28th
Club CD1
EUPHA (FN) FOOD - Food culture and biodiversity

Tatjana Buzeti - President EUPHA section on Food and nutrition
Chris Birt - Vice-president EUPHA section on Food and nutrition


The impact of food culture and biodiversity on healthy diets
Tim Lang - Centre for Food Policy, City University of London, United Kingdom


The MaxVeg Project
Ulla Kidmose - Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark


Locally produced food – understanding the impact on health and sustainable development
Peter Beznec - Centre for Health and Development Murska Sobota, Slovenia
Silva Nemeš -  Innovation Technology Cluster, Murska Sobota, Slovenia

Wed 28th
Joint Action on Health Equity Europe INEQ - Health inequalities: JAHEE joint action bringing knowledge into practice

Raffaella Bucciardini, Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS) and Giuseppe Costa, Piedmont Region-ASLTO3


Context of the work of JAHEE
Walter Ricciardi, ISS, Key Note Speaker
Chris Brookes, UKHF Health Inequalities lead - Learning from the European Commission Health Equity Pilot Project
Christine Brown, WHO Regional Office for Europe - Findings from the WHO Health Equity Status Report Initiative HESRi “healthier prosperous lives for all in Europe”


Monitoring and evaluation
Göran Henriksson, Region Västra Götaland - WP5 Overview


Healthy living environments
Christina Plantz, Federal Centre for Health Education Referat - WP6 Overview
Miriam Weber, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport - Presenting the Utrecht example


Migration and health
Bernadette N. Kumar, Norwegian Centre for Migration and Health - WP7 Overview


Improving access to health and social services for those left behind
Daniel López Acuña, Andalusian School of Public Health - WP8 Overview


Health and equità in all policies - Governance
Giuseppe Costa, Piedmont Region-ASLTO3 - WP9 Overview
Seppo Koskinen, National Institute for Health and Welfare 


Final discussion and conclusions
Raffaella Bucciardini, and Giuseppe Costa

Wed 28th
Stih Hall
Ministry of Health, Slovenia MOH - Public health and primary health care - success stories from Slovenia

Creating the ideal circumstances for health innovation in Slovenia
Mojca Gobec, Director General of Public Health Directorate, Ministry of Health


New legislation on tobacco control in Slovenia
Vesna Kerstin Petrič, Head of the Department, Ministry of Health


National Programme on Nutrition and Health enhancing Physical Activity
Marjeta Recek, Head of the Department, Ministry of Health


Prevention programmes for different population groups in primary health settings
Rade Pribakovič, Head of the Department, National Institute of Public Health


Cancer care: organising population-based colorectal screening programme 
Dominika Novak Mlakar, Head of the Department, National Institute of Public Health


Organising population- based cervical screening programme
Urška Ivanuš, Head of the Programme, Institute of Oncology of Slovenia


Organising population- based breast screening programme
Maksimiljan Kadivec, Head of the programme, Institute of Oncology of Slovenia

Wed 28th
NIJZ, 3rd floor
NIJZ PUBL - Publishing a scientific paper on public health: practical solutions

Chair: Igor Švab, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine, Slovenia 


Presentation of the journal and its editorial process
Igor Švab, Slovenia


Technical aspects of manuscript submission
Saša Zupanič, Slovenia


Most common errors in writing a scientific paper
Lijana Zaletel Kragelj, Slovenia


Open science
Judy Mielke, Sweden



  • Saša Zupanič, National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia
  • Alenka Kraigher, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Health Sciences, Slovenia
  • Lijana Zaletel Kragelj, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health, Slovenia
  • Judy Mielke, Taylor & Francis Group, Sweden
  • Mitja Kos, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Pharmacy, Slovenia
  • Darja Barlič Maganja, University of Primorska, Faculty of Health Sciences, Izola, Slovenia
  • Eva Stergar, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Clinical Institute of Occupational, Traffic and Sports Medicine, Slovenia 


Wed 28th
Kosovel Hall
ASPHER, EUPHA YRF - Young Researchers’ Forum

John Middleton, ASPHER President-Elect / UK FPH President




Differences in the use of dental health services among adults in Serbia
Zeljka STAMENKOVIC, University of Belgrade, SERBIA


Host-country language skills and the uptake of prenatal care among migrant women – the Portuguese baMBINO study
Sousan AL HAMWI, University of Porto, PORTUGAL


The epidemiologic transition of HIV in Valencia, Spain and the case for the health refugee phenomenon
Julio MUNOZ, University Hospital of Valencia, SPAIN


Social inequalities and quality of life among older people: the mediating role of social support
Ana HENRIQUES, University of Porto, PORTUGAL


Prevalence and clinical-related correlates of suicidal behaviour in Rwandan young adults: Data from a population based, cross-sectional study
Joseph MUWONGE JUNIOR, University of Gothenburg, SWEDEN


Mobile phone usage as predictor of depressive symptoms among medical students in Belgrade, Serbia: a cross-sectional study
Milica VUKOVIC, University of Belgrade, SERBIA


Follow-up of cohorts of very preterm infants: a systematic review on participation and determinants of attrition
Raquel TEIXEIRA, University of Porto, PORTUGAL


Ukrainian Health Sector Reform: Identified challenges and the need to strengthen the governance of the health system – A systematic review.
by Naomi Limaro NATHAN, University of Sheffield, UNITED KINGDOM


Closing speech
Anne Johnson, 2018 Andrija Stampar Medallist




Strategies led by non-governmental organizations for TB prevention and control: a scoping review
Ana AGUIAR, University of Porto, PORTUGAL


Obstetric interventions among native and migrant women: the example of episiotomy in Portugal (Bambino study)
Elsa LORTHE, University of Porto, PORTUGAL


Neoliberal Policy Impact on Health Care Provision for Parents of Very Preterm Born Infants in Portugal: A Mixed-Method Approach
Julia Nadine DOETSCH, University of Porto, PORTUGAL


Socio-demographic associates of children’s perception of food insecurity in a Portuguese population-based birth cohort
Isabel MAIA, University of Porto, PORTUGAL


Antimicrobial resistance of non-typhoidal Salmonella enterica recovered from retail chicken carcasses for sale in different regions of China
Yujie HU, University College Dublin, IRELAND (tbc)


Health selection and social mobility in Finland
Henrik DOBEWALL, University of Tampere, FINLAND (tbc)


Human exposure to disinfection by-products in indoor swimming pools – looking at the genotoxic effects
Filipa ESTEVES, University of Porto, PORTUGAL (tbc)


Unintentional fatal drowning among children and adolescents aged 5-17 years: increased incidence during school holidays
Ana Catarina QUEIROGA, University of Porto, PORTUGAL (tbc)


An Evaluation on Occupational Health and Safety Awareness among Professional Rugby Players
Yanbing CHEN, University College Dublin, IRELAND (tbc)