SEPEN and beyond: how can EU support to Member States’ health workforce planning policies contribute to healthier societies?

The aim of the “Support for the health workforce planning and forecasting expert network” joint tender was to activate a community and to establish an expert network on health workforce planning and forecasting. The closing event of the SEPEN joint tender will summarize the results and key messages of the SEPEN joint tender, looking at the achievements of the past three years, and also looking at opportunities for future of EU level actions on health workforce planning. We are glad to present information about our SEPEN community, the SEPEN eBook comprising country profiles mapping national health workforce policies in EU-28 that has been compiled, in addition the outputs of 5 European workshops and 3 national exchanges of expertise concerning national implementation of health workforce planning in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Let us meet and continue the dialogue on our online closing event on the 28th October 2020!

The closing event will take place on 28 October 2020, 13.00h-15.00h (CET)


  • 13:00 Opening

Dr Miklós Szócska, Semmelweis University, SEPEN Consortium leader

Dr Andrzej Rys, Director for Health systems, medical products and innovation at DG SANTE

  • 13:30 Results of SEPEN

The community of the SEPEN Expert network – Sarada Das, Standing Committee of European Doctors

Results of the SEPEN Mapping Study on health workforce planning and policy developments in the EU – Prof. Walter Sermeus and Michel Van Hoegaerden, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Essential steps of more advanced health workforce planning – Paolo Michelutti, Italian National Agency for Regional Healthcare Services

Emerging issues of health workforce planning – Dr Eszter Kovács, Semmelweis University

  • 14:10 Targeted commentaries

Ortwin Schulte, Health Attaché, German Presidency of the Council of the EU

Gabrielle Jacob, WHO Europe

Kristine Klavina, Ministry of Health Latvia and

Vootele Veldre, Ministry of Social Affairs Estonia

  • 14:45 Closing

Marilena Di Stasi – Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency

Dr Miklós Szócska and Dr Eszter Kovács, Semmelweis University, SEPEN Consortium leader

We count on your contribution and look forward to continuing the dialogue in order to

Strengthen your resilient health workforce!

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Wednesday 28 October 2020, 13.00 – 15.30 CEST, Brussels time
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