Pre-conference: Health Literacy and Salutogenesis in Context

Wednesday 9 November, 9:00 – 17:00 CET in Alpha 3


Organised by:

EUPHA Health Promotion Section and co-organized by the German BMBF Research Consortium Health Literacy in Childhood and Adolescence (HLCA), in collaboration with Technical University Munich, Bielefeld University, University of Education Freiburg, University of Duisburg-Essen and Robert Koch Institute Berlin, Germany, IUHPE-SAL-GWG, Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, Portugal


Health promotion is rooted in a socio-ecologic view of health and aims at empowering individuals. In this context, health literacy and salutogenesis play a major role as they both enable individuals and populations to increase control over and improve their health and wellbeing. Health promotion moves the focus from individuals at risk of developing illness to systems and environments that shape the development of good health at a population level. Health promotion as a concept and multidisciplinary area of research, practice and policy contributes majorly to 21st century public health as it focuses people`s everyday live and everyday live settings. Using the lenses of health literacy and salutogenesis, this pre-conference includes two parts and aims at providing a sound theoretical base for health promotion, its implementation in practice and its influence on health policy.


The main goal of this pre-conference is to present and discuss:

  • key findings of the HLCA Research Consortium and the main recommendations for future research, practice and policy (Session 1)
  • the second Handbook of Salutogenesis and contribute to the achievement of equity in health between and within countries of the world (Session 2).


Read the detailed programme here.


The registration fee is € 150 which includes networking lunch and refreshments.