Migration Health Conference in Pécs, Hungary

Deadline: 20 August 2013
Open to: individuals from Central and Eastern European Countries (preferable Macedonia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia) who interested in Roma health issues
Venue:  5-7 September 2013 in Pécs, Hungary


The University of Pécs, Medical School (UP-MS) is organizing an EU-level conference titled ‘1st Conference on Tackling Health Inequalities through Human Resource Capacity Building in Europe’ which will take place from  5-7 September 2013 in Pécs, Hungary. The conference will tackle the issue of migration health and education in that field. Some of the main topics will include: migration as a new challenge in the reflection of the European higher education, health economics and migration, occupational health and migration, health promotion and support of especially vulnerable groups etc. As part of the conference there will be two Roma health related sessions in collaboration with the Roma Health Project (RHP). The RHP focuses on advancing the health and health-related rights of Roma persons, who as a rule experience discrimination and human rights violations and have unequal and inequitable access to health and health care as a result of their ethnicity and consequent social exclusion. Therefore, two scholarships for participation in the conference are offered:

  • for 7 young researchers participating in the entire event (5-7 September) and
  • for 4 speakers participating with speeches at the workshop on 7th of September and/or in the parallel scientific session on 5th of September.

Successful applicants are encouraged to submit an abstract of planned presentation (the RHP will provide the opportunity taking poster presentations as well) to the website, (Please refer to the following link for further technical information about the abstract submission: www.chance2013.eu) Presentation topic: Roma health related research activity in consonance with the workshop and scientific session title.


In order to be eligible for the scholarship applicants should:

  • Primarily originate from Central and Eastern European Countries (preferable Macedonia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia)
  • Be fluent in English
  • Hold a university degree
  • Understand Roma health issues


The scholarship will cover: international travel and local travel cost, accommodation cost in Pécs as well as registration fee including one meal/ day, opening reception and conference materials.


In order to apply you should submit a short bio and a cover letter (written by the organization where you are currently working) explaining your interest and how your organization could benefit from this experience to the following email: OSF Roma Health Program [email protected] and in cc. UP-MS: [email protected]  no later than 20 August 2013.

For further information please read the official call or visit the conference’s official website.

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