On December 4-5-6 EPHA launches its 6th Professional Development Programme (PDP) which aims to train those new to the ’EU bubble’ to get an introduction to the European Union and more particularly to European health advocacy.


This year we plan to support participants in campaigning for the European elections 2014 and the future European Commission.


EPHA PDP 2013 provides a chance for young professionals working primarily in health-related organisations or civil society organisations to:

  • To understand the basics of the European Union (EU) institutions
  • To gain insight on how to campaign and advocate seizing the opportunities raised by the 2014 European Parliament elections (22-25 May)
  • To understand the role of NGOs and how to better advocate at EU level
  • To learn about advocacy, communications and the EU as a whole

The skills that are developed in the PDP are based on EPHA staff practical experience of advocating for a European Civil Society network at EU level.


** The PDP is FREE for participants from EPHA MEMBER organisations, except travel and accomodation costs. For NON-EPHA MEMBER organisations, participation in EPHA’s PDP is 250 € per person. Although most of the examples will be health-related, the skills that are developed can be used in most civil society organisations.





- AGENDA - (EPHA professional Development Programme 2013) EU health advocacy training





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

** The deadline for registrations is this 15 November 2013. 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.


- More information on EPHA’s Professional Development Programme (PDP)


"EPHA 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.

If you know some organisations or people that might be interested, do not hesitate to share this info with them or post it onto your newsletter.

We look forward to starting this new term with all of you!

The EPHA Secretariat

Last modified on December 11 2013.