JA HEROES – Joint Action on HEalth woRkfOrce to meet health challEngeS (EU4Health Joint Action)

01/02/2023 – 31/01/2026

About the project

The HEROES Joint Action is a continuation of the first Joint Action on European Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting, and builds on the results of the SEPEN Joint Tender “Support for the Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting Expert Network”. HEROES is aimed at improving the HWF planning capacities of European countries so to ensure accessibility, sustainability, and resilience of healthcare services. The JA addresses three main objectives: 1) to improve databases used in HWF planning; 2) to develop effective tools and methods to carry out HWF planning; 3) to define the best skill-mix needed by professionals to carry out HWF planning. Activities will be organized around three main clusters of countries with similar characteristics in their healthcare systems. For each of the three objectives, clusters will perform and “as is” analysis and define a desirable “to be” scenario at the Member State level. Finally, each country will design a road map and carry out an implementation strategy to cover the gap detected. Clusterization and overall JA coordination will ensure mutual learning and sharing of successful practices across countries.


Consortium leader: AGENAS (Italy) 

Consortium members:

  • Belgium – Sciensano
  • Croatia – Croatian Institute of Public Health
  • Czech Republic – The Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic
  • Estonia – Ministry of Social Affairs
  • Greece – Health Quality Assurance Organization
  • Hungary – OKFŐ
  • Italy – Agenzia Nazionale per i Servizi Sanitari Regionali
  • Lithuania – Ministry of Health
  • Malta – Ministry of Health
  • Netherlands – Capaciteitsorgaan
  • Norway – The Norwegian Directorate of Health  
  • Poland – Ministry of Health,  Analyses and Strategies Department
  • Portugal – Administração Central do Sistema de Saúde
  • Romania – Ministry of Health
  • Slovakia – Ministry of Health
  • Slovenia – National Institute of Public Health
  • Spain – Institut Català de la Salut
  • Sweden – The national board of health and welfare

HSMTC contact

Name: Zoltán Cserháti

E-mail: cserhati.zoltan@emk.semmelweis.hu