Towards global health: Refugees and victims of torture in Europe Today – European Network Meeting 2017

From November 12th to 14th  this year’s conference of the European Network will be held in Bucharest/ Romania.

In line with former European Network meetings, we will follow the usual format of discussions between health professionals from various disciplines in plenary debates, facilitated workshop discussions and moderated panels (partly open to the public). This year’s conference aims to examine key challenges in Europe to ensure sustainability of health and social care services as part of rehabilitation to refugees and survivors of torture in times of political insecurity and crisis. Finding ways to frame health consequences of man-made disasters as a public health concern will be discussed as well as opportunities, challenges and risks to be identified by professionals. (more information on the programme will follow shorty).

Overall info

On Sunday morning (November 12th) from 10:00am to 12:00pm – previous to the conference start – there is the possibility to participate in an informal visit to the ICAR Foundation Rehabilitation center (address: 70, Unirii Blv, bloc J5, ground floor, please see map attached). For all participants and invited speakers the registration will take place from 02:00 – 03:00pm at the Romanian Athenaeum located at 1-3, Benjamin Franklin street, București 030167. The conference officially begins at 03:00pm on Sunday. At 06:30pm we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of ICAR Foundation with a cocktail reception.

On Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th the conference is located at the IBIS Parliament Hotel, 82-84, Izvor street, Bucharest 030167. The conference will end on Tuesday, November 14th at 04:30pm.


Registration and general enquiries

You can register via email at until October 15th. Please note that the contingent for the hotel rooms will be held open till September 18th –  if you register later you might have to make your own arrangement.

For registration and upcoming questions please do not hesitate to contact us: Annette Kieser (registration/ finance) and Sibel Atasayi (programme related questions).


Between November 12th to 15th a limited number of rooms is available at IBIS Parliament Hotel (82-84, Izvor street, Bucharest 030167) and can be booked until the September 18th together with the registration (requested information: Date of arrival and departure) in the rate of: single room 50€ per day and per person (breakfast included). You will receive an invoice to make the payment transaction once you made your reservation.


Conference fee

The participation fee 100,-€ includes food and beverages from Sunday to Tuesday. We will send you the necessary bank details once you have registered via email.

Your registration will become effective once we have received full payment of your conference fee.