EU Joint Action on Health Workforce Planning

In the near future Europe will face significant shortages of health workers. Demand, need and supply of the health workforce are influenced by multiple factors like ageing population, ageing workforce, rising care use and rising costs in a context of budget constraints.


The Joint Action (JA) on health workforce planning and forecasting aimed to improve health workforce planning and forecasting mechanisms, which are recognised as crucial to support evidence based policy and to tackle expected HWF shortages.

EHMA’s role in the project: knowledge broker network

EHMA was co-work package leader of the dissemination strand of the Action. The main responsibility was to setup and coordinate the network of knowledge brokers. The network supported the Joint Action and in-country developments related to health workforce forecasting and planning  by:

  • Acting as source of information to the Joint Action (e.g. the stakeholders analysis);
  • Disseminating of JAs outputs and results;
  • Supporting the development of national platforms with the relevant political personnel to maximize the impact of the JA and health workforce forecasting and planning in general.

More detailed information can be found in this brochure.

For more information on the Joint Action, please visit the dedicated website.

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