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Mobility of Health Professionals

Objective

In the medium-scale collaborative project with partners inside and outside the EU, scientific institutes with the capacities to conduct sound investigations will cooperate with worldwide active international health service organisations which have information and global links for research on international mobility. General objective is to research on current trends of mobility of health professionals to, from and within the EU. Research will also be conducted in Non-European sending and receiving countries, but the focus lies on the EU: comparative studies in a selected range of representative states will determine the impact of different types of migration on national health systems. An innovative approach will generate more comparable, specified and qualified data gathered by mainly qualitative research and aims for quantities of migration flows as well as detailed qualities like professions, motives, circumstances and the social context, i.e. push and pull factors. Crucial for the approach are key stakeholders which represent the relevant categories in national health systems to collect existing data and statistics, but first of all to generate new, qualitative data. In-depth interviews based on thematic guidelines with representatives of key stakeholders enable a triangulation of data, i.e. the expertise on health professionals´ mobility and its impact on structures and processes of health systems will qualify the quantitative findings and explore what mobility means for the health system and the persons and organisations involved. The project’s policy dimension comprises recommendations on human resource policies in European and third countries for policy and decision makers on the basis of sound empirical research with conceptual frameworks for monitoring systems concerning the mobility of health workers as a key part. Consultation meetings and roundtables with policymakers will be essential in the project.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2007-B
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

Wissenschaftliches Institut der Aerzte Deutschlands (WIAD) gem. e. V.
Address
Ubierstrasse 78
D-53173 Bonn
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 021 092
Administrative Contact
Peter Von Maikowski (Mr.)

Participants (5)

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 440 315
Address
Route Des Morillons 17
1211 Geneve 19
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jennifer Hollings
Medical University Of Varna
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 235 080
Address
55 Marin Drinov Str.
9002 Varna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Todorka Kostadinova (Prof.)
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 206 940
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marek Okólski (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES MANILA
Philippines
EU contribution
€ 252 750
Address
Taft Avenue, Philippine General 8
1000 Manila
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fely Marilyn Lorenzo (Dr.)
Public Health Institute
United States
EU contribution
€ 184 170
Address
12Th Street 555
94607 Oakland, California
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bob Wolfson (Mr.)