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Coordinator institution
University of Pécs, Hungary

Project Partners of the Consortium
Danube University Krems, Austria
Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia
Medizinische Universität Graz, Austria
Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Germany
University of East Anglia, UK

Associated partner
EURIPA (European Rural and Isolated Practitioners Association)

The CHANCE consortium's main objective is to develop and implement a Master-level curriculum in Migration Health.

The program is built around 6 core competencies
Clinical and public health assessment;
Epidemiology and research methodology;
Environmental medicine and occupational health;
Economic/ health economic impact of migration;
Organization and system management;
Social and behavioural aspects of migration including multicultural, multireligious aspects and their health/ mental health impact.

Main topics of the Conference
Introduction of the CHANCE curriculum
Migration health as a new interdisciplinary field of the health
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
Health education - health promotion in migrant communities
Health and social services in multicultural, multireligious




Who are advised to attend?
Academic people, researchers, practitioners and students;
Health and social care professionals, nurses, social
workers, care givers interested in migrant health care/
assistance of the integration of migrants;
Representatives of governmental and non-governmental
organizations (NGOs), policy makers and decision makers.

Conference and registration details will be provided after 15th January 2013, till then mark your calendars and start to seek funding and conference leave from your bosses!

For more information and the receipt of the coming conference circular mails, please contact the organizing team at and please visit where our programs and activities are introduced.


The number of migrants in the enlarged European Union (EU) is increasing rapidly. In 2010 there are 32,5 million foreigners in the EU-27, corresponding to 6,5% of the total population. Assistance tailored to migrants' needs is an essential prerequisite of their smooth and successful integration that is not only a humanitarian obligation but a clear economic benefit as well. Although this rapidly increasing need for specially trained professionals capable of coping with this complex, multidisciplinary task – where health, human rights and intercultural aspects are equally represented – is more and more recognised, at present there is a significant shortage in formal higher education programs, aiming to build the human resource capacity that is properly trained to address this new challenge.
MSc in Migrant Health: Addressing New Challenges in Europe – CHANCE is a curriculum developing project co-funded by EACEA ERASMUS Lifelong Learning Program (2010) and coordinated by the University of Pécs.