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Background document

Commission feasibility study on EU level collaboration on forecasting health workforce needs, workforce planning and health workforce trends


Publication date
1 June 2012
Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety


The overall objective of the study was to identify EU level actions that could support Member States in assessing, forecasting and planning their health workforce needs and in doing so ensure the sustainability of their health system.

This Commission feasibility study, which ended in June 2012, was undertaken by Matrix Insight Ltd, in collaboration with the Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI). The research draws upon 34 country profiles, 12 case studies and a focus discussion with an expert panel.

Executive summary

Final report