Joint Action on European Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting Published on 11 April 2013


The Joint Action on European Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting three-year programme is officially launched in Brussels today. It involves all members of the European Commission’s Working Group on the European Workforce for Health.


The CfWI is leading one of the major work packages, a horizon scanning project focusing on the identification and classification of the various methodologies used to do qualitative health workforce planning across member states. We will work with representatives across Europe to estimate future skill and competencies needed in the health workforce over the next 20 years.


CfWI Chief Executive Peter Sharp and Head of Horizon Scanning Meena Mahil are giving presentations on this work at today’s launch event.


The general objective of this programme is to help countries to move forward on the planning process and to prepare the future of the health workforce by creating a platform for collaboration and exchange between member states. This will support member states in their capacity to take effective and sustainable measures to address the supply and demand for health workers.

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