Summary and Overview of '1st Conference on Tackling Health Inequalities through Human Resource Capacity Building in Europe'

Open Society Foundation - Roma Health Project (OSF-RHP) and University of Pécs Medical School (UP-MS) has a successful working relationship since 2010. As a recent step of this cooperation UP-MS organised an EU-level conference titled ‘1st Conference on Tackling Health Inequalities through Human Resource Capacity Building in Europe’ between 5th and 7th of September 2013 in Pécs. In cooperation with and support of OSF-RHP two Roma health related sessions were held at the conference:

05 Sept.: Challenges in Health Assistance of Roma People (Scientific session)

07 Sept.: Does the Higher Education System in the EU respond to the need for ‘Ethnic minority sensitive health assistance’? (Workshop)

OSF-RHP and UP-MS have launched a joint call for scholarship on conference and workshop participation to researchers who are active on the field of Roma Health.

List of supported applicants:

Margaret GREENFIELDS - Institute of Diversity Research, Inclusivity, Communities and Society, Buckinghamshire New University (United Kingdom)

Doncho DONEV - Institute of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine "Ss Cyril and Methodius" University, Skopje (Macedonia)

Zoran BIKOVSKI - Roma NGO,,KHAM" Delcevo (Macedonia)

Jacek Robert BYLICA - Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Institute of Education (Poland)

Anastasia KAROUTI - European Voluntary Sevice, Millenium Center Association, Arad County (Romania)

Zemfira KONDUR - (Ukraine)

Teodora KRUMOVA - Center Amalipe (Bulgaria)

David SIMON - Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Social Sciences (Hungary)

Sofia SOUTOUSKO - European Expression NGO (Greece)

András SPANYIK - University of Pécs, Medical School (Hungary)

Alina UNGUREANU - Association for Development and Social Inclusion (ADIS), Bucharest, (Romania)

Bernadett VARGA - Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine (Hungary)

Olga ZHMURKO - International Renaissance Foundation, Kiev (Ukraine)

Thanks to the financial support of OSF-RHP, this event was a good opportunity to learn from each other experiences, to see the main problems, tasks, challenges and practices on the field of health assistance of Roma people. Thanks to the participation and contribution of the grantees, we could saw a good and comprehensive picture from 13 experts of 8 European countries. Researchers have explained their opinion about the current opportunities that the higher education system in Europe can provide in order to respond to the challenges and needs for health assistance of ethnic minorities.

The Brief summary of the Workshop, and the overview of the Conference Programme and Abstract Book is already available and it could be downloaded as attachment (see below).


2nd Workshop_Presentations

Challenges in Health Assistance of Roma People (Scientific session)_Presentations

(You can access to the pdf format of presentations by clicking on the coloured headings)


Download this file (Conference Program Book_FINAL VERSION.pdf)Conference Programme Book12655 kB