The 4th European Health Literacy Conference takes place in Dublin, Ireland 14-15 March, 2019 on invitation by Health Literacy Europe and University College Dublin. The overarching theme for the fourth conference is Building health literate societies and the aim is to:

  • foster knowledge transfer between researchers, practitioners and policymakers regarding the creation of health literate societies 

  • promote evidence-based actions and practices regarding health literacy and society

  • promote health literacy to reduce inequality in health within society

The 4th European Health Literacy Conference follows the three previous conferences:

1st European Health Literacy Conference organized by the European Health Literacy Consortium (HLS-EU) and Health Literacy Europe and co-hosted with the European Parliament 
Agenda setting of health literacy in European research, policy and practice 
November 2011
2nd European Health Literacy Conference organized by Health Literacy Europe and Aarhus University:  
Health literacy in populations and settings - developing the research base
April 2014
3rd European Health Literacy Conference organized by Health Literacy Europe, the IROHLA Consortium and University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Developing health literacy during the life course
November 2015


Conference organizing committee 

Gerardine Doyle
Kristine Sørensen
Stephan van den Broucke


Conference Secretariat

Abbey Conference & Events

Conference Steering committee

Gerardine Doyle (conf. chair), University College Dublin
Kristine Sørensen (ex. chair), Health Literacy Europe
Celine Murrin, University College Dublin 
Jane Sixsmith, National University of Ireland, Galway
Margaret Barry, National University of Ireland, WHO Collaborating Centre on Health Promotion, Galway
+ chair of the scientific committee

Scientific committee

Stephan van den Broucke (chair)
Sarah Gibney
Jürgen Pelikan
Gill Rowlands
Helle Terkildsen Maindal
Josefin Wångdal
Diane Levin-Zamir
Jaap Koot
Luis Saboga Nunes

Orkan Okan
+ conference chair and executive chair



Collaborating partners

National Adult Literacy Agency

European Health Futures Forum


Meet in Ireland

National Tourism Development Authority