European parliament seminar on health workforce and professional mobility

A half-day seminar on “Developing a Community approach to addressing health workforce and professional mobility challenges” will be held in the European Parliament, Brussels on 31st May 2011 from 9.00 to 12.30.

This event is organised with the cooperation and support of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health & Consumers.

The purpose of this seminar is to discuss the political relevance of the ongoing health workforce crisis in Europe and the need for a coordinated response to address the important challenges for Member States to plan for the required skilled health professionals, to train them for meeting the healthcare needs of the future, and to attract and retain them in the health workforce. It will also be an occasion to present the steps and initiatives taken so far in the related policy process and the evidence generated on the subject.

If you would like to attend, please contact before 27 May 10.00. Please see the attached invitation for further details, including a provisional programme.