Thursday 21st Nov

Time / Location Track Organiser Activity
Thu 21st
OP - Opening Ceremony

ModeratorYves Charpak, Chair of the 12th European Public Health Conference


  • Agnès Buzyn, Minister of Solidarity and Health, France
  • Sophie Beau, Co-founder and General Director of the European Civil Rescue Association SOS Méditerranée, France
  • Representative of City of Marseille and/or Région Sud, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Thu 21st
WHO EURO, EUPHA PL1 - Plenary 1: Building bridges between different professions and communities as a means to implement the Social Development Goals (SDGs)

Organisers: WHO Regional Office for Europe, EUPHA

Moderators: Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, President EUPHA, and Anna Cichowska Myrup, Programme Manager Public Health Services, WHO Regional Office for Europe

Keynote speakers/Panellists:

  • Otto Scharmer, Senior Lecturer, MIT Management Sloan School, Cambridge, United States
  • Miklós Szócska, Director Health Services Management Training Center, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
  • Paula Vassalo, President European Dental Public Health Association (EADPH)
  • Ricardo Baptista Leite, Member of Parliament and Deputy Mayor and City Councillor of Cascais, Portugal

Thu 21st
ECDC, EUPHA (IDC) PL2 - Plenary 2: Building bridges for migration in a planetary context

Organisers: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), EUPHA Section Infectious diseases control (IDC)

Moderators: Karl Ekdahl, ECDC, and Michael Edelstein, EUPHA IDC

Keynote speaker

  • Khalid Koser, Executive Director Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF)


  • Nada Ghosn, Head of Epidemiological Surveillance Unit, Ministry of Public Health, Lebanon
  • Sally Hargreaves , Honorary Research Fellow, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Abal Moindazde, France
  • Isabel de la Mata, Principal Adviser for Health and Crisis Management, DG SANTE, European Commission
  • Speaker to be confirmed


Friday 22nd Nov

Time / Location Track Organiser Activity
Fri 22nd
EC, EUPHA PL3 - Plenary 3: Bridging towards the future of public health in Europe

Organisers: European Commission, EUPHA

Moderators:  Isabel de la Mata, Principal Adviser for Health and Crisis Management, DG SANTE, European Commission, and Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, President EUPHA


Fri 22nd
Observatory, ASPHER PL4 - Plenary 4: Assessment and analysis of country reports

Organisers: European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, ASPHER

Moderators: Josep Figueras, Director European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies; and /or ASPHER representative (tbc)

Keynote speaker/Panellists:

  • Anne Bucher, Director-General, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE), European Commission
  • Scott L Greer, Professor Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan, United States
  • John Middleton, President Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER)
  • Panellist to be confirmed

Saturday 23rd Nov

Time / Location Track Organiser Activity
Sat 23rd
EuroHealthNet PL5 - Plenary 5: Migrant inequalities in urban settings and changing public health practice

Organiser: EuroHealthNet

Moderator: Caroline Costongs, EuroHealthNet


  • Santino Severoni, Coordinator Health and Migration, Division of Policy and Governance for Health and Well-being, WHO Regional Office for Europe
  • Jean-Paul Moatti, Director Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (IRD), France
  • Lucinda Hiam, Honorary Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
  • Bernadette Kumar, Director Norwegian Centre for Minority Health Research (NAKMI), Research member of the UCL- Lancet Commission on Migration and Health 2016-2018 


Sat 23rd
CC - Closing Ceremony

Moderator: Yves Charpak, Chair of the 12th European Public Health Conference

Keynote speakers:

  • Laurence Auer, Director of Culture, Education and Research, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France
  • Charlotte Marchandise, Elected member of the City Council of Rennes, France