Webinar on 13 June: exploring the missing pieces of health worker mobility data in Europe
The international mobility of health workers in Europe can enhance their career prospects and working conditions, and present solutions to health worker shortages in some countries. However, it is important to be mindful of the potential drawbacks, such as the geographical maldistribution of health workers between European ‘sending’ and ‘receiving’ countries. This poses a threat to health systems and access to medical services, particularly in Southern and European countries. To tackle this challenge, it is vital to understand health worker mobility through data collection and monitoring. What is the progress made so far and what are the missing pieces in this data? Join our webinar on 13 June to find out!
During our webinar on June 13, we will:
1. Present the key findings of our cross-country analysis report on health worker mobility data (2010-2022).
2. Discuss with two panelists the current challenges and gaps in health worker mobility data in Europe, and visions for the future.
Marlies Visser – Researcher at the Athena Institute, VU Amsterdam.
1. Mr. Gaetan Lafortune – Senior Economist in the OECD Health Division.
2. Prof. Ellen Kuhlmann – President of the EUPHA section Health Workforce Research and Professor (Interim) of Health and Health Systems at the University of Siegen, Germany.
Date: Tuesday June 13, 2023
Time: 12:00 – 13:00 (CET)
Register here: Zoom
Gaetan Lafortune is a Senior Economist in the OECD Health Division. For many years, Mr. Lafortune has coordinated the OECD publication ‘Health at a Glance’, more recently focussing on the European edition of this flagship publication. He was one of the main authors of the 2019 OECD publication ‘Recent Trends in International Migration of Doctors, Nurses and Medical Students’. More recently, he was the lead author of the chapter on ‘Supporting Health Workforce Recovery and Resilience’ in the 2023 OECD publication ‘Ready for the Next Crisis? Investing in Health System Resilience’.
Prof. Ellen Kuhlmann is President of the EUPHA section Health Workforce Research and currently Professor (Interim) of Health and Health Systems at the University of Siegen, Germany. Her research focuses on health systems and policy, the healthcare workforce, and gender equality with strong interest in international comparison and global health. Most recently, her research addresses migrant healthcare workers during the Covid-19 pandemic in Germany and violence against healthcare workers.back