The Jouke van der Zee Fund

For many years, the European Public Health Association and the EPH Conference Foundation have been supporting participants from low- and middle-income European countries to attend the annual EPH Conferences and build capacity as well as present at the annual EPH Conferences to showcase their research and work. In 2020, we decided to combine our efforts in contributing to the preservation and improvement of public health in the European region by creating The Jouke van der Zee Fund.
Prof Dr Jouke van der Zee was one of the founding members of EUPHA in 1992 and initiator of the first European Public Health conference. Over the years, Prof van der Zee and his institute – NIVEL – generously supported the EUPHA office and the EUPHA conference, as the EPH Conference was known at the time.

The Jouke van der Zee Fund is offering a number of registration fee waivers to the European Public Health Conference. The waivers include registration fees for the main conference and Welcome Reception. Any additional fees  for pre-conference registration, Conference Dinner etc. and costs of travel and accommodation are not included and should be paid directly by participants.

You may apply for a waiver if you:
1. have an active function at the EPH Conference, such as an oral/poster presentation or being a speaker/panelist in a workshop
2. come from one of the countries listed below.

List of the countries eligible for the application:

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Latvia
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • North Macedonia
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan

Please note: Applications with higher abstract scores will be prioritized. The Jouke van der Zee Fund Executive Board will also take into consideration geographical spread and institutional representation when granting the waivers, to ensure the greatest possible diversity of participants.

If you would like to apply please, contact us at r.klarecki(at) and send us:

  • Abstract number
  • Country of residence
  • Email topic: Jouke van der Zee Fund application

The call is open 10 June - 1 July each year. Applications sent outside this period will not be considered.