Dear Associated partners,
Dear Collaborating partners,
Dear European Commission and Chafea representatives,


We would like to thank you for your active participation to the Second Plenary Assembly and Stakeholder forum held in Madrid. We believe that the event gave you an overall perspective on the Joint Action progress and a clear view on the future activities yet to come.  We hope the meeting provided you with inspiration for further work and that you enjoyed the opportunities for networking and dialogue.


Presentations from the meeting are all available on our here along with the pictures of the event.


Invitation for the future events organised by Joint Action!


You are all invited to our Third Joint Action Conference that will be held in Bulgaria (early 2016). We will keep you informed on the specifics of the event.


Help us disseminate information on our progress and events!


And last but not least, we would like to encourage our partners to subscribe to our Newsletter (by clicking here) that is issued quarterly and informs you on the latest progress in our Work packages and provides all the essential information on news and events that you should not miss. Also follow us on Twitter at Joint Action HWF@EU_JAHWF.


Yet again, we would like to sincerely thank the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality for hosting us and for the overall support in organising this meeting.


We wish you all the best in your upcoming work and believe to see you soon at one of our future events.
Warm regards from the organisation team,


Yours WP1 and WP2 team

Dear Associated partners,
Dear Collaborating partners,
Dear European Commission and CHAFEA representatives,


On behalf of Joint Action Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting, we are very pleased to have met you during the Second Plenary Assembly and Stakeholder forum meeting that took place in Madrid on March 23th and 24th.


As you know, Joint Action has now reached an important phase with the finilisation of some of the deliverables by our work packages. The aim of the meeting was to present to all partners, associated and collaborating, the progress of Joint Action made so far as a result of our joint efforts. Apart from interesting presentations of our work package’s progress and future expected activities, open dialogues with our partner organisations were planned. The event provided a full perspective on the latest results and its practical use and implementation. Two forums created a platform for discussion, the first on how to use the Handbook of Planning Methodologies into practice and another focused on policy recommendation and dissemination processes and activities.


The agenda of the meeting is attached.


In preparation of the Plenary Assembly meeting, the following documents were proposed here (please note that these documents are not yet in the final version):


Basic information:
Venue: Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality
Adress of the venue: Paseo del Prado, 18-20, Madrid
Start of the meeting: March 23rd, 9.00 a.m. (registration possible from 8:30)
End of the meeting: March 24th, 3.00 p.m.


All of the participants to the event were invited to social event. Thanks to our host, Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, for this event.

Programme & Slides

Monday 23 March 2015


8.30 – 9.00   Registration


Opening and welcome:


9.00 – 9.30  Opening  
Carlos Moreno, General Director of Professional Regulation, Ministerio de la Salud


9.30 – 9.45 European Commission
Maria Iglesia Gomez, Head of Unit D2-Healthcare Systems, DG Health and Food Safety


9.45 – 10.00 Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety & Environment of Belgium, Coordinator of the Joint Action
Christiaan Decoster, General Director Healthcare


10.00 – 10.15 Joint Action on Health Workforce Planning & Forecasting
Michel Van Hoegaerden, Programme Manager of the Joint Action


10.15 – 10.45 Overall progress of the Joint Action
Tina Jacob, Work Package 1 (coordination) leader


10.45 – 11.00               BREAK


11.00 -11.45 Report on the Applicability to EU of the WHO Global CoP
Reka Kovacs, Work Package 4 (data) Expert, HU Ministry of Health, followed by Q&A’s


11.45 – 12.30 Report on terminology mapping (D041)
Zoltan Aszalos, Work Package 4 (data) Leader, followed by Q&A’s


12.30 – 13.30          LUNCH & NETWORKING


13.30 – 14.00 Presentation of the Handbook on planning methodologies (D052)
Paolo Michelutti, Work Package 5 (planning) Project Manager


14.00 – 14.20 Presentation of the User guidelines on qualitative methods in health workforce planning and forecasting (D061)
Matt Edwards, Work Package 6 (horizon scanning) Leader


14.20 – 15.20 Pilot project definitions
Introduction by Rossana Ugenti, Work Package 5 (planning) Leader


15:20 – 15:50 Grouped Q&A session


15:50 – 16:15          BREAK


16:15  – 17:30 2 PARALLEL FORUMS




18.30 Social Event (Optional) 







9.00 – 9.30 Introduction of the day


9.30 – 10.00 Implementation and the state of the evaluation process (incl. D033)

Marjukka Vallimies-Patomäki, Work Package 3 (evaluation) Leader & Alisa Puustinen, Management Scientist


10.00 – 11.00 Presentation of the sustainability options: technical recommendations (D073 release 1) & Recommendations towards policy making (D074 release 1)
Prof. Todorka Kostadinova, Work Package 7 (sustainability) Leader, followed by Q&A’s


11.00 – 11.15            BREAK


11.15 – 12.45  2 PARALLEL FORUMS


12.45 – 13.45          LUNCH & NETWORKING


13.45 – 14.15 Presentation of the Stakeholder analysis (DO23)
Zuzana Matlonova, Work Package 2 (dissemination) Leader


14.15 – 14.45 Information on further dissemination

Zuzana Matlonova /Judith van den Broek, Work Package 2 (dissemination) Leader & co-Leader, followed by Q&A’s

Plenary Assembly conclusions and closure


14.45 – 15.00 Conclusions and closing speeches
Michel Van Hoegaerden, Programme Manager and Javier Castrodeza , General Director of Public Health, Ministerio de la Salud


  15.00                     Closure of Day 2