ETC-Summer Course

16th to 27th July 2018, Perugia, Italy.

The European Training Consortium in Public Health and Health Promotion (ETC-PHHP) organizes an annual summer school focused on developing practical and theoretical tools to enhance health promotion strategies in Europe. The course which is held each July/August, is conducted at post-graduate (Master) level and constitutes 200 hours of formal study.

Central to the 27th ETC Summer School is an intergenerational perspective on health promotion, this year’s theme is “Lifecourse health development: empowering people and settings.” Globally, the importance of adopting a settings approach and the significant role of social connectedness among people, communities, human-beings and their environments, has been widely recognised.

The ETC summer-course was established in 1991 and is underpinned by theoretical frameworks from the field of Health Promotion. Central to this are the salutogenic principles and perspectives, which emphasise the mobilisation of individual, social and environmental assets and resources, for the empowerment of people and communities to improve their own health and wellbeing.

Within this historical scenario, the Perugia ETC summer course (2018) will provide high level training focused on life-long health assets and resources for health development and health promoting contexts in everyday life. The Perugia setting will be the perfect learning environment where these two aspects, social contexts and life course, will meet through the intergenerational perspective.

A recurring theme running throughout the course will be the links between Salutogenesis, developed by Aaron Antonovsky, and intergenerational community health development.

The overall aim of the Perugia residential Summer School is to provide an international and multidisciplinary forum for the interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge and skills, with opportunities to explore:

  • People-environment interaction in relation to the promotion of health and wellbeing (health promotion)
  • Internal and external resources and mechanisms that enable people to participate fully in society
  • System approaches to create synergy between Salutogenesis and the life course perspective
General Information
Date: 16th to 27th July 2018

University of Perugia
Piazza dell’Università 1,
06100 Perugia PG, Italy

Programme: Find the programme here.

Fees: €1.300

For more information visit the course website.

Published in GI-Mail 04/2018 (English edition). Sign up for GI-Mail here.  

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