European Public Health Association (EUPHA) hosts European Public Health Week 2023 with 224 events organised across 40 European countries


The European Public Health Week (EUPHW) aims to raise awareness about public health and promote collaboration among the public health community in Europe. It is an annual initiative that began in 2019 and keeps on growing. The fifth EUPHW took place under the banner "Public health: Global issues, local actions", between 22 and 26 May 2023. The event launched with an opening webinar on 22 May, discussing vital global issues in public health and showcasing initiatives by EUPHA members from around Europe, trying to tackle those issues with local actions. During the opening event, speakers included Prof. Ilona Kickbusch (Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva), Prof. Andrzej Fal (Polish Society of Public Health), Dr Maria Gabriela Barbaglia Navarro (Spanish Public Health Society), Prof. Christos Lionis (University of Crete), Dr Isabel de la Mata (European Commission DG SANTE), Dr Caroline Bollars (The WHO Representation Office to the European Union), Dr Iveta Nagyova (EUPHA President) and Dr Marieke Verschuuren (EUPHA Executive Director). The recording of the opening webinar is available here:

The programme for the week consisted of a different dedicated topic for each day:

• Monday 22 May - Mental health for all

• Tuesday 23 May: Diversity in health

• Wednesday 24 May: Access to care

• Thursday 25 May: Prevention and control of chronic diseases

• Friday 26 May: Global health emergencies and response.

The European Public Health Week (EUPHW) is an initiative by the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) supported by the WHO Regional Office for Europe and co-funded by the European Union. Key messages from the event have been gathered together in this document: