Summer course 2018 – Perugia

Lifecourse health development

Empowering people and settings

The 27th residential Summer School will be held in Perugia, Italy, hosted by the Experimental Center for Health Promotion and Education, in collaboration with CERSAL, Umbria Region, Municipality of Perugia and Orvieto. The course will be held from 16 July – 28 July 2018.

Download the leaflet for the ETC-PHHP Summer School 2018 in Perugia here!

Leaflet Summer School 2018 final

Leaflet Summer School 2018 final1

Course content:
Central to the 27th ETC Summer School is an intergenerational perspective on health promotion:  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 is 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. Distance learning and experiential learning will provide and pose frameworks, questions, problems, events and experiences about empowering people and settings.

A recurring theme running throughout the course will be the engagement of participants in lively academic and professional consideration of 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

More information (about registration) will soon be available on this website and HERE. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

  •  Giuseppe Masanotti Professor of Public Health
  •  Giancarlo Pocetta Professor of Public Health
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