Mobilising Local Health Promotion Systems for Equity: Taking up the challenge of the social determinants of health

flyer-etc-phhp-2014The aim of the residential Summer School in Rennes, France is to showcase and explore innovative strategies:

  • to enhance the health promotion capacity of local systems,
  • to address the upstream social determinants of inequalities in health.

This course will provide advanced up-to-date knowledge on population health strategies to tackle inequalities in health and well-being. It will feed reflections on approaches to organising multisectoral efforts and coordinating action.

2014 Course – Academic Recognition

Both theoretical and practical elements of health promotion are included in the programme, which is underpinned by an emphasis on participant interaction, including: field-visits to exemplary programs; opportunities for sharing knowledge and experiences with international colleagues involved in health promotion, in its broadest sense; all participants engage in developing a project as part of an international multidisciplinary working group.

2014 Course Participants – Who should come?

The Summer School now in its 23rd year will not only equip you with new knowledge and skills but also inspire and revitalise your enthusiasm for promoting health and wellbeing and develop long-lasting international professional networks. The Summer School is targeted at a wide range of professionals from different disciplines (health promotion, public health, and all levels of health care, education, social work as well as research, management and policy backgrounds). While our participants mostly come from Europe, we regularly welcome participants from other regions.

Starts: May 5, 2014 with the Distance Learning Part

Programme 21st to 25th of July 2014


Programme 28th of July to 1st of August

Download the programme (pdf, 318 ko)
Download the leaflet (pdf, 304 kb)


Registrations are now closed.

Practical information

How to get there?

There are regular flights to Paris or Nantes from almost everywhere in Europe. Then, you can reach Rennes in Brittany, by train (30 minutes from Nantes and just over 2 hours from Paris) or by car (1 hour from Nantes and less than 4 from Paris). There are direct flights to Rennes ( Information on train schedules can be found at:


Anne Le Fustec
E-mail : ou Tél : +33 (0) 2 99 02 26 14

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Published on 22 January 2014