External speakers

Caroline Costongs

Director, EuroHealthNet

Caroline Costongs is the director of EuroHealthNet, the European Partnership for Improving Health, Equity and Wellbeing. She has been working in Public Health policy and practice for over 25 years, especially in the field of health inequalities, EU health and social inclusion policies, health equity and regional development, healthy ageing, health promotion, sustainable development and capacity building for Health in All Policies (HiAP). Caroline is a board member of the Public Health Accreditation Agency, and a member of the European Public Health Conference Organising Committee.

Before EuroHealthNet, Caroline coordinated a national campaign on physical activity promotion for young people focusing on children from lower socio-economic backgrounds. She also conducted research on urban health-related policies and inter-sectoral cooperation at Liverpool John Moores University (UK), and worked at the national Capacity Building Institute of the Honduras Ministry of Education. Caroline has an MSc in Public Health from the University of Maastricht.