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Inspired by: FP7 » Increasing Migration of Medical Personnel

version: 2 / updated: 2009-11-30
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Originally submitted by: Cornelia Daheim
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WI-WE status:

Source of inspiration

European Commission Framework Programme for RTD (FP7)

Theme/activity of inspiration

Theme 1 - Health

Sub-theme/area of inspiration

Quality, efficiency and solidarity of health care systems

Signal's headline

(max. 9 words)
Increasing Migration of Medical Personnel

Signal's description

(approx. 150 words)
Please describe the Weak Signal (approx. 150 words)
Due to a shortage of medical personnel in several areas of the EU, there is an increasing migration of medical personnel within the EU. Increasingly, medical personnel from outside the EU fills the gap aswell


migration, medical personnel, gab, shortage of medical personnel, migration of medical personnel

Signal's first apperance


Signal's potential evolution

It could lead to...
issue type of issue/development potential impact on society timeframe for the issue to become at least 50% probable
#1 Huge lack of medical personnel and an increasing demand - both due to the demographic change. Th EU has to create incentives for personnel from the EU to migrate. continuation
very harmful

Under what assumption the Weak Signal might evolve.

Less money spent on the education of medical personnel; difficult working conditions continue


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Level 3: important for the European Union