EPHA Professional Development Programme – Autumn 2014/ EU health advocacy training | December 8, 9, & 10 – Brussels


In Brussels on 8th/9th/10th December 2014, EPHA will launch the first part of its 7th Professional Development Programme (PDP). The Autumn 2014 programme aims to train those new to the ‘EU bubble’ to get an introduction to key issues around public health advocacy in the EU.

EPHA PDP provides a chance for young professionals working primarily in health-related organisations or civil society organisations to gain a better understanding of:

How to campaign successfully through cases studies

• The EU-US Trade & Investment agreement (TTIP) and its implications for public health in Europe

• EU alcohol policy and the play off between civil society advocacy versus industry lobbying

• How to engage with Brussels-based media

• The European Parliament through a visit to the building


Although most of the examples cited in the Programme will be health-related, the skills that are developed can be used in most civil society organisations.

** The PDP is FREE for participants from EPHA MEMBER organisations, but does not include travel and accommodation costs. For NON-EPHA MEMBER organisations, the participation fee is €150 per person. (Please note that lunch will not be provided).


AGENDA: «EPHA Professional Development Programme – Autumn 2014»


INTERESTED? Contact Javier Delgado at javier@epha.org if you would like to register or if you have any questions about EPHA’s Professional Development Programme.

** The deadline for registrations is 28th November 2014. Interested organisations and individuals are encouraged to register as soon as possible as places are limited and registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

“EPHA’s programme is a great way of scratching beneath the surface of EU policy-making, whilst at the same time, meeting people with similar roles across Brussels. Perfect for those wanting to work in the areas of health policy or communications,” Fay Watson Secretary General, Europe Against Drugs.