15-17 Oct 2015, Milano (IT): 8th European Public Health conf

European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER): 8th European Public Health (EPH) Conference: Health in Europe – from global to local: policies, methods and practices / Europäische Public Health-Gesellschaft (EUPHA) und Verband der Schools of Public Health in Europa (ASPHER): 8. Europäische Public Health (EPH)-Konferenz: Gesundheit in Europa – von global bis lokal: Strategien, Methoden und Praxis

Conference link

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  • Urban health practice in Hamburg (Germany) – Integrated view to support futureproofing of the city (Fehr, Stender, Fertmann, Lettau, Trojan, Hornberg)
  • Identifying major trends of health policy in a German city state – using hitherto neglected sources (Hornberg, Fehr)
  • Visualization practices in Urban Health (McCall, Hornberg, Fehr), pdf file
  • On the role of health assessments in public health practice and policy (Michelsen, Martin-Olmedo, Fehr)
  • Prospective Impact Assessment – Taking stimulation from, and giving it to, other types of assessment (Martuzzi, Martin-Olmedo, Mekel, Nowacki, Fehr)


  • 4.G. Pitch presentations (Track: Evidence and public health practice): Evidence from community-based public health programmes (with Ingrid Töws)
  • 5.D. Pitch presentations (Track: Research, evidence, action): Evidence from urban health research

13 Oct 2015, Milano (IT): World Expo

World Expo 2015 / Weltausstellung 2015

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Among the most remarkable items, irrespective of metaphysical position: the Pope Francis’ Encyclical letter Laudato Si’, on “Care for our common home” / Besonders bemerkenswert, unabhängig von metaphysischer Position: Enzyklika Laudato Si’ über die “Sorge für das gemeinsame Haus”

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In the Sierra Club’s magazine “Sierra” (Sept/Oct 2015, pp. 26-27), Dashka Slater remarks: Pope Francis challenges the world to defend the planet  – and the poor. Quoting from the encyclical letter: “We are not faced with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather one complex crisis which is both social and environmental”. The Oakland-based writer and journalist then refers to an environmental justice scholar (Sylvia Hood Washington, who is Catholic and Afro-American) whose mother died in an extended heat wave – the kind of disaster going to be more frequent as the planet warms; and particularly deadly for people with chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes that are epidemic in the black community / In “Sierra” (Sept/Oct 2015, pp. 26-27), der Zeitschrift des Sierra Club, schreibt Dashka Slater: Papst Franziskus fordert die Welt auf, sowohl den Planeten als auch die Armen dieser Welt zu verteidigen. Zitat aus der Enzyklika: “Wir stehen nicht zwei getrennten Krisen gegenüber, einer ökologischen und einer sozialen, sondern einer einzigen komplexen, gleichzeitig sozialen und ökologischen Krise.” Die Schriftstellerin und Journalistin aus Oakland (CA) verweist auf die Wissenschaftlerin Sylvia Hood Washington (Katholikin und Afro-Amerikanerin), deren Mutter in einer intensiven Hitzewelle verstarb – solche Hitzewellen sind im Zuge globaler Erwärmung künftig häufiger zu erwarten; und besonders verhängnisvoll für Menschen mit Bluthochdruck und Diabetes, wie sie in der “Black community” epidemisch vorkommen


“In a video address, the pontiff referred to the irony of a global mega spectacle whose chosen themes were sustainable development and feeding the poor.

‘In certain ways, the Expo itself is part of this paradox of abundance, it obeys the culture of waste and does not contribute to a model of equitable and sustainable development,’ Pope Francis said.

The real protagonists of the event should be ‘the faces of the men and women who are hungry, who fall ill and even die because of an insufficient or harmful diet,’ he said.”



15 Sept 2015, Berchtesgaden: Dokumentation Obersalzberg

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A place of learning and remembrance, designed and taken care of by the Institute for Contemporary History, München – Berlin, on behalf of the Free State of Bavaria / Ein vom Institut für Zeitgeschichte, München – Berlin im Auftrag des Freistaats Bayern konzipierter und betreuter Lern- und Erinnerungsort

Topics covered / Behandelte Themen:

  • Obersalzberg / Obersalzberg
  • The “Fuehrer” / Der “Führer”
  • Actors in the regime / Akteure des Regimes
  • The German “Volksgemeinschaft” (National community) / Die deutsche “Volksgemeinschaft”
  • Machinery of terror / Terror- und Vernichtungsapparat
  • “Racial policy”, persecution of the Jews, genocide / “Rassenpolitik”, Judenverfolgung, Völkermord
  • Resistance / Widerstand
  • Nazi Foreign Policy / Nationalsozialistische Außenpolitik
  • World War II / Der Zweite Weltkrieg
  • The Bunker complex / Die Bunkeranlage am Obersalzberg
  • Between 1945 and today / Obersalzberg seit 1945