Summer School 2019

2019 Summer School on Refugee and Migrant Health

15 – 19 July 2019, Çeşme, Turkey

The WHO Regional Office for Europe with the support of the Ministry of Health of Turkey and in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) is pleased to announce the third edition of the WHO School on Refugee and Migrant Health. The 2019 School theme is:

From emergency response to long-term inclusion policies

The school is a 5-day intensive course seeks to strengthen participants’ knowledge, understanding and knowhow to manage health systems and public health aspects of refugee and migrant health.

The course is a combination of plenary sessions, workshops and interactive discussions. Faculty will consist of international experts from different regions and disciplines relevant to the area of migration and health.

The course will include an all-day field trip to a location receiving regular arrivals of refugees and migrants. It will provide participants with first-hand knowledge of how authorities in Turkey are currently managing the public health challenges related to migration.

The School will also provide social events that will facilitate communication among participants, and will foster new professional networks and collaborations in the future.

The School on Refugee and Migrant Health is the flagship activity of the Knowledge Hub on Health and Migration.

The Knowledge Hub’s objective is to build expertise and competency on the public health aspects of migration and make knowledge and information in this area widely available.

Target audience

The main target audience is high-level health sector and government officials, health sector managers, health and non-health sector policy-makers; public health experts, journalists, and staff of international and nongovernmental organizations are also candidates.

A number of seats will also be reserved for researchers, PhD candidates and academics with interest in the area of migration and health, as the School also seeks to provide the opportunity to exchange ideas and stimulate debates.

The School will accept a maximum of 70 participants. Following a selection process, the organizers will contact the accepted participants.

The course will be delivered in English.


The application process is now closed.  Applicants will be notified about the status of their application in due course.

Accepted applicants must confirm their participation by paying a registration fee of €1000. This fee covers the costs of tuition, course materials, the field trip, accommodation, coffee breaks and lunches on all 5 days of the course, as well as 1 evening reception with dinner.


For further information or queries, please contact the WHO/Europe Migration and health programme at: