EUHPP Thematic Network – Profiling and Training the Healthcare Workforce of the Future

Every year, the European Commission’s Health Policy Platform hosts three Thematic Networks led by health stakeholders. These temporary networks are set up to produce a Joint Statement within a year’s time in a policy area of common interest.

In 2020-21, EHMA and Health First Europe have been jointly coordinating the thematic network dedicated to ‘Profiling and training the health care workers of the future’. The goal of the thematic network has been to support the European Commission and its Members States in profiling the healthcare workers’ needs for the future of care, identifying and improving their core competences and pointing out their critical role in the debate about health system reforms, digitalisation and new models of care

Following the organisation of four webinars gathering best practices, case studies and examples, EHMA and Health First Europe have developed a Joint Statement.

This Joint Statement provides insights into best practices in the health workforce education to be shared across borders and a set of concluding recommendations to inform and advise the European Commission and the EU Members States on health care workforce education, training, and planning for the future of care, identifying the necessary skill mix and the areas in which greater EU collaboration and best practice sharing are needed.

For more information on the Thematic Network and its Joint Statement, please contact Laura Cande at