United in Diversity?

13233185_1070086126384782_2121799154_nA week marked by Europe Day and the European Commission´s publication of the 2nd EU Health Programme´s evaluation report – Large scope, small focus, thin results?
Time for some critical discussion.

The 9th of May annually marks Europe Day; a day that celebrates peace and unity in the European Union. A day chosen wisely, reciting the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, seen by many as the founding moment that created the base for what comprises the EU structure and function as we know it today. It was on the 9th of May 1950 that French foreign minister Robert Schuman announced his vision of making another war between nations in Europe unimaginable in the future, and therewith proposed a new form of political cooperation, through a historical declaration, better known as the Schuman Declaration. Read more…

Migrant and Minority Health Seminar – an update

seminarFrom April 3rd to 9th, a seminar on migrant and minority health, organized by the Open Medical Institute from the American-Austrian Foundation and Open Society Foundations, Public Health Reviews and ASPHER, took place  in Salzburg, Austria. A member of europeanpublichealth.com joined this event, presenting a Master Thesis Project that focused on exploring links between migration, ethnicity and drug use. Read more…