EPHA/EuroNet MRPH workshop on Advocacy in Public Health

EPHA (The European Public Health Alliance) is kindly hosting a two-day workshop for EuroNet MRPH members on the topic of Advocacy in Public Health.

The workshop will take place on September 28th and 29th, 2017, in Brussels, at the EPHA headquarters. EuroNet MRPH has always been committed to facilitate exchanges and provide education opportunities to Public Health residents all over Europe and is then extremely grateful to EPHA for this one and happy to announce the ouverture of the enrollment.

Please, check out the (draft) agenda of the workshop:

Day 1, module 1: Steps and players involved in implementing a successful campaign

  • Welcome (Sascha Marschang, EPHA Director of Operations and Membership)
  • Introduction to EPHA – Organisation, ways of working, advocacy, campaigns (Sascha Marschang)
  • Focus on an EPHA campaign – Universal access to affordable medicines (Yannis Natsis, EPHA Policy Manager)
  • Focus on an EPHA campaign – Food, drink and agriculture (Nikolai Pushkarev, EPHA Policy Coordinator)
  • Focus on an EPHA campaign – Antimicrobial resistance (Sascha Marschang, Nina Renshaw)
  • EU advocacy undertaken by EPHA members and partner organisations

Day 2, module 2: Communication with the European Union

  • How does the European Commission engage with the civil society (Zoltan Massay-Kosubek, EPHA Policy Manager)
  • Working with EU and national media & role of social media (Giulia Vettore, Communications Manager)

Day 2, module 3: Working with EU Institution & mobilising the membership

  • The importance of scientific evidence for advocacy (Dr Eleanor Brooks, Scientific Advisor on Economics and Health Governance)
  • Mobilising EPHA’s membership (Sascha Marschang)

Due to limited availability, the workshop application is now open only to EuroNet MRPH members (board, lead, national commission, individual members).
It will soon be open to active members and Public Health residents in Euronet member countries (membership page).
Please, check out social networks (Facebook and Twitter) as well as our website regularly to learn about application ouverture.

For any further information, please send an email to president @ euronetmrph.org or you national commission.

Summer Meeting 2017 Agenda

EuroNet MRPH Summer Meeting 2017 will take place in Motovun, Croatia from July 6th to 8th. Morning sessions will be dedicated to the association assembly (“the house-keeping”) and we will participate to the conferences and debates of the Summer School of the Croatian Public Health Association on Thursday and Friday afternoon.
Three days filled with new ideas, projects and ambitions. We’ll talk Public Health but we won’t forget the jovial spirit of every EuroNet Meeting! You’re still on time to join us!

Please find the full Meeting Agenda here.

If you have any question, do not hesitate to contat us at meeting @ euronetmrph.org or euronetmrphcroatia @ gmail.com.

EuroNet MRPH Summer Meeting 2017 – Registration Form

Here you are the registration form for the Summer meeting to be held in a small and beautiful city of Motovun in the region of Istria, Croatia.
Dates are 6th and 7th of July. Ideally you should arrive on 5th and leave on the 8th.
This meeting will be coupled with Croatian National PH conference, an excellent opportunity for exchanges, to create new connections and have new ideas.
Did we mention this conference is a bit “unique”? Official dress code is “shorts”. Strictly no ties allowed. There is a man with scissors going around the city and cutting ties. We kid you not. Oh yeah, the place is really beautiful, food and wine are amazing and the weather will be perfect.
Other info (travel, accommodation, meals, draft programme) will be available soon on this page!

Do not hesitate to contact your national team or to send an email to meeting @ euronetmrph.org and to fill in the registration form and join our Facebook Event! Can’t wait to see you in Motovun!

New connections, new ideas


The idea of a network of residents in Public Health raised in 2008, in Rennes. Almost ten years passed by and the Network has incredibly evolved, faced new challenges and expanded its boundaries – or, more likely, proved to have no actual boundaries.

The construction of a network like EuroNet is not a simple task and constitutes a real, though necessary, challenge for young Public Health professional. Despite current, hopefully transient, political trends against internationalization and openness, the  future is open, international and interconnected. The vast majority of Public Health issues do not respect (national) boundaries – neither should our professional work. This is the reason why EuroNet members deeply value the idea of networking with other fellow residents and trainees as well as with Public Health specialists around Europe.

Public Health is about networking and networks and its future is open, international and interconnected. Summing everything up, one of the reasons why to be involved in this network is: new connections mean new ideas and better knowledge. The analysis of the education of Public Health specialists has always been one of the main purpose of the Network.

The yearly meetings, the internship exchange program, and the cross-country research are the main tools EuroNet is using to take on the monitor function of the training programs throughout Europe.

Our effort highlights that, although every country tries to answer to Public Health issues by a different organization both in Public Health political and scientific infrastructure, and in its education pathway, the main issues are the same across the continent. Finding new and sustainable ways of delivering healthcare, tackling the non-communicable disease epidemics of the 21st century, like obesity or diabetes, and working on new communicable disease challenges, such as the rise of antimicrobial resistant microorganisms, are all common issues in Europe. These challenges come along with the development of cities and the new needs that this development brings in terms of health, the demand for less polluted air and new spaces fitted out for physical activity.

The extent of these challenges shows how a « only national » answer is not an option and underlines the need to deploy all the tools and the multi-sectoral skills that Public Health has to offer us. Freedom of movement, trade and goods means that Public Health opportunities and threats also move freely across the continent. For this reason, Public Health in the European context will also mean further collaboration and integration of national associations and organisations.

Public Health in Europe is shifting from a traditional medical model to a multidisciplinary model characterized by remote work, out-of-the-box and forward thinking, advocacy, managerial skills.

We now know that the health of the population is mainly determined by the « social determinants of health ». This means that tools usually reserved for other disciplines are already a must in Public Health on a high level – meaning to produce change. Delineation between disciplines is disappearing and in the very near future we will have Public Health economists, architects, veterinarians and lawyers but also informaticists, mathematicians, philosophers and artists.

Taking all this into consideration, we are developing a heterogeneous network of collaborations. We closely and continuously cooperate with key young Public Health professionals associations in Europe like Young Forum Gastein (part of the European Forum Gastein) and EUPHAnxt (part of EUPHA). We cooperate with the central Public Health education association in Europe – ASPHER, with the idea in mind to better represent European resident in their educational choices. But we also cooperate with some non-core Public Health institutions like IEDC Bled School of Management in Slovenia. EuroNet is also a member of European Public Health Alliance (EPHA); with their help we plan to work on the advocacy skills of our members in the near future.

Public Health is a never-boring, perpetually-changing field to work in. The extent of this discipline, along with the pace of the changes, makes essential to work and learn together, facing the differences and crossing the borders. Through sharing information, facilitating exchanges and developing research, this is just what EuroNet MRPH aims to do. And it does it with enthusiasm and curiosity.


Damir Ivanković – President
Alberto Mateo – Vice-President
Lilian van der Ven – Secretary
Damiano Cerasuolo – Treasurer

Photo: EuroNet MRPH Spring Meeting 2017 – European Parliament
Published on 26/04/2017 on 32nd CliSP “Bulletin”

ASPHER, EuroNet MRPH. Joint Statement on Public Health Workforce Development and Professionalisation

EuroNet MRPH, the European Network of Medical Residents (and Trainees) in Public Health, is happy to announce that it signed the Joint Statement on Public Health Workforce Development and Professionalisation: Call for a collaborative and consensus-building action.
ASPHER, the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region, led on the development of this Joint Statement in collaboration with various organisations and members of the EU Health Policy Platform.

ASPHER, EuroNet MRPH and other signatory organisations call for a collaborative and consensus-building action on the continuing development and professionalisation of the public health workforce in Europe.
This call takes into account the critical momentum in the relevant policy contexts (Action Plan for the EU Health Workforce and the European Action Plan for Strengthening Public Health Capacities and Services of the WHO Regional Office for Europe), the different perspectives and initiatives with regard to strengthening the public health workforce and aims to underline the need of an interdisciplinary and inter-professional action.

Please, download here the Joint Statement on Public Health Workforce Development and Professionalisation document.




Strasbourg Meeting – Registration form and Media Center

The Spring Meeting is in one month and we are so excited to meet in Strasbourg, the home of the European Parliament.

If you’re joining us, please take a few minutes to fill in the REGISTRATION FORM [closed] and to join the Facebook event. Thank you!
If you have any question, don’t hesitate to email us at meeting @ euronetmrph.org.

Here you are a few media items made for sharing!

Image courtesy of Robert Glod.

EuroNet Platform crowdfunding campaign

The crowdfunding campaign to support the Platform Project is online and it will last until the end of the month of March.

The Platform is a unique network for European medical residents who have an interest in Public Health and want to create or participate to research projects.
By the means of the Platform, medical residents and trainees will be able to find or create work teams to develop their ideas. It is a great opportunity to let ideas come out and grow and to give free voice to young scientists.

You do not need to be a Public Health specialist or resident physician to want to get involved and support the campaign!
Even a little help means a lot for us and for this project!

Please, donate here: Wellfundr page.

Thank you!

EuroNet MRPH Spring Meeting in Strasbourg, France. April 7th-8th

The Spring meeting is getting closer!
If you want to participate, please fill in the REGISTRATION FORM and visit the meeting “media center” for posters and media items.

Here you are a few preliminary details about venues and programmes:

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 7th, 2017
    • Morning session at the European Parliament: presentation of the EuroNet MRPH Platform project
    • Afternoon session at the University of Strasbourg: hot topics in public health presented by public health specialists and residents
    • Evening: social programme
  • SATURDAY, APRIL 8th, 2017
    • Morning session at the University of Strasbourg: EuroNet general assembly
    • Afternoon session at the University of Strasbourg: working groups
    • Evening: social programme
  • SUNDAY, APRIL 9th, 2017
    • All day: social programme and city tour

If you have any question, please feel free to email us at meeting@euronetmrph.org.

See you in Strasbourg!

(Image: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strasbourg#/media/File:Parlement_européen_strasbourg.JPG)

Site maintenance and visual identity of the Network

The site is undergoing a deep maintenance. We’re reorganizing the layout, trying to make it more attractive and easy to use, suitable for tablets and mobile phones. At the same time, we are reorganizing the pages but the work is not yet over and some contents are missing. Please, bear with us. We’re working hard for you.

If you need information about internships, residency in EuroNet member countries and so on, feel free to contact us by email (mrphnet@gmail.com is still valid, though new @euronetmrph emails are under way!) or contact form. We will try to answer within the shortest delay. If you need to contact National Teams (soon to be called “National Commissions”), feel free to fill the contact form, or send an email to the address available at team contact page. Teams do their best to answer within the shortest delay!

EuroNet MRPH is always very active on Twitter and Facebook. You can contact us there too.


In spite of site maintenance, EuroNet identity does not change. We love having European flag stars in our logo, and we will put it online again as soon as possible – maybe with a few changes. If you want to send us your comments, or if you have some free time to help us, please, contact us. And if you want to join us, we will be in Dublin on 25th and 26th November 2016 for EuroNet MRPH Winter Meeting! See you there!

Summer EuroNews MRPH – call for contributions

Dear EuroNetERS, 

The next EuroNews MRPH will arrive soon!

We kindly invite you to send your article(s) and/or short news about any public health issue that have involved your Country (and/or of international concern), as well as updates about EuroNet MRPH projects, residency programmes, national and overseas placements, by the 11th of September to: euronetmrphportugal@gmail.com  

Your written contribution should respect the following characteristics: 

– Length – word count: 550 words as an extended article; or  220 words as a short news ;

– Reference and sources of information and data, as well as reference and sources of any table and pictures included;

– Article Author/s’ personal contact/s (feel free to include social media accounts) and picture.

You may be interested in reading the last newsletters. Find them all at: http://euronetmrph.org/?page_id=893

Furthermore, we strongly advice you to share this call among all your colleagues through your communication channels, in order to involve always more people in the network.

We look forward to receive your contribution. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

All the best from the Portuguese team