Working Together to Address Health Workforce Mobility in Europe
"The free movement of people is a cornerstone of an open and integrated Europe. Yet the labor migration of Europeans from lower-income countries in southern and eastern Europe to higher-income countries in northern and western Europe has had significant impact on the workforce— including the loss of skilled health professionals in their most productive years."
Open Society Foundations (OSF) commissioned and published this policy brief as part of their Public Health Program. Jointly with Milena Šantrić Milićević, Remco van de Pas and Heino Güldemann I reviewed literature and conducted interviews with European experts on health workforce mobility and migration. This information formed the basis for the policy brief in which we present our insights within a perspective on human rights, gender equality, and solidarity.
With their Public Health Program OSF seek to advance an inclusive vision of health as a public good in which health care is available to all, laws and policies governing health are transparent and democratically accountable, and medical innovation delivers solutions that are accessible to everyone.