3rd European Health Literacy Conference


17th to 19th November 2015, Brussels, Belgium.

The 3rd European Health Literacy Conference will foster the exchange between researchers, practitioners and policy makers regarding health literacy during the life course, from various perspectives. During the Conference participants will share evidence-based actions and practices in the area of health literacy. The Conference will discuss health literacy as an instrument to tackle inequities in health.

The focus of the 3rd European Health Literacy Main Conference is on development of the life course perspective. What is the relation between health literacy and education, or work, or chronic diseases?

The conference will have a range of speakers from various backgrounds to discuss the approach in health literacy from the angle of medical and health sciences, psychology, social sciences, and communication sciences. Policy makers and opinion leaders will debate the importance of integrating health literacy in health systems.

There will be room for specialised themes in pre-conferences, for example health communication, empowerment and participation, and policy development. The IROHLA Consortium will present its Guideline for Policy and Practice in one of the pre-conferences.

There will opportunities for oral presentations, mini-symposia and thematic meetings in several parallel sessions. During the second day of the Conference there will be teach-in sessions around life course themes. Research groups will present posters, where there is room for debate among experts in poster sessions and tours.

The programme of the 3rd European HL conference provides insights in the newest developments concerning European health literacy.

General information

17th to 19th November 2015

Management Centre Europe Brussels
Rue de l’Aqueduc 118
1050 Ixelles, Belgium

Organisers :



The aim of Health Literacy Europe is to promote health literate systems and populations through networking. The HLS-EU Consortium founded the network as an outcome of the European Health Literacy Project. The focal point of the network is based at Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

The IROHLA consortium

The IROHLA consortium www.irohla.eu

The Intervention Research On Health Literacy of the Ageing population in Europe (IROHLA) consortium focuses on producing guidelines for policy and practice with regard to health literacy and ageing, based on an evidence-based framework and on thoroughly analysed and validated interventions. The Consortium of 20 European partners is coordinated by the University Medical Center in Groningen (UMCG), the Netherlands.


The project received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n°305831.


The UMCG www.umcg.nl

The University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) is a joint activity of the University of Groningen and the Academic Hospital Groningen. The UMCG is one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands. The UMCG provides patient care, medical education and performs cutting-edge scientific research, focused on ‘healthy and active ageing’.


Click here for registration for the 3rd European Health Literacy Conference.

All presentations and discussions will be held in English.

Find out more about the 3rd European Health Literacy Conference in Brussels and programme details on the official homepage.

If you have questions, please contact Beth Steer on beth.steer@forum-europe.com/ +44 (0) 2920 783 071

Tip: More up to date educational events dealing with healthcare can be found online on the Education Database »medicine & health«.

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