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ERIC Number: ED455378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 73
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-92-896-0051-9
ISSN: ISSN-1562-6180
Mobility in the European Health Sector: The Role of Transparency and Recognition of Vocational Qualifications. CEDEFOP Panorama Series.
Skar, Mariann
Research was conducted in Europe to determine the current situation in the health industry with regard to transparency, recognition, and transfer of qualifications. The study identified current and needed patterns of mobility, European policy assisting mobility, and attitudes and practices of institutions and businesses. Data were gathered through a literature search; an investigation of statistical evidence on cross-border mobility; interviews with key people in the industry; written requests for information to designated country liaisons; and Internet research. The study found a small amount of movement of health professionals among member states of the European Union (EU). The main political and legal instruments seem to work and health sector professionals are the main users of these instruments. However, since the number of people actually transferring their qualifications from one country to another is small, there seems to be substantial potential for further initiatives and support. Basic information on the availability of jobs can be improved. Although there are official support systems to promote transfer of qualifications, attitudes seem to impede use of the systems. The study concluded that while some positive steps have been taken at legal and political levels, the full effect of these advancements relies on the availability of information and support structures aimed at the individual migrant, not at bureaucracies or politicians. (Contains 47 references.) (KC)
CEDEFOP, PO Box 22427, Thessaloniki, GR-55102 Greece. Tel: 30 31 49 01 11; Fax: 30 31 49 00 20, e-mail:; Web site: (#5113 EN). For full text: /5113/5113en.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Identifiers - Location: European Union