Matching free movement of persons and equal access to health for all
Across the EU, the sizes of the healthcare workforce differ greatly – both between and within member states. Ensuring the right to health in Europe is impossible without a sufficient health workforce. Yet this unequal distribution of the health workforce in the EU has hardly figured in discussions on a European Health Union (EHU).
Freedom of movement is a fundamental EU right, but as healthcare workers move away from ‘periphery’ member states and relocate to the ‘core’ countries, inequalities in access to healthcare are emerging in their home countries. How do we safeguard the freedom of movement of healthcare workers while ensuring that there are enough healthcare professionals to meet demand?
This policy brief highlights why discussing health workforce challenges must be part of the EHU. It explores how existing EU competences can be used to address these distributional inequalities and ultimately to ensure access to health for all.
Socialistas europeos reclaman que la Europa social sea la prioridad de la futura Comisión
by EuroEFE 09/11/2023
'European socialists demand that social Europe be the priority for the future Commission' article about the 'Champions of progress: Progressives go the extra mile for Social Europe!' side event organized by FEPS and PES
A szociális unió imperatívusza
by Új Egyenlőség 09/09/2023
'The imperative of Social Union'. Article about FEPS book 'Europe’s Social Integration: Welfare Models and Economic Transformations' by László Andor.
O László Andor στο Φόρουμ των Δελφών
by News 24 7 28/04/2023
“László Andor discussing at the Delphi Economic Forum about the importance of social inclusion and ways to strengthen it”
Research shows Ireland is too reliant on voluntary sector for mental health services
by RTÉ Radio 1 27/03/2023
RTÉ Radio 1 talks about our case studies 'Is an EU-wide approach to the mental health crisis necessary?', published in collaboration with Think-tank for Action on Social Change (TASC)
Other cookies are used for Advertisement and Analytics (Sharing on social networks, video playing, analysis and statistics, personalized advertising ...) You can refuse them if you want to. REJECTACCEPTCookie settings