“Future-proofing health professionals’ skills for the digital transition”

15:00 – 17:00 am CET

Hosted by MEP Stelios Kympouropoulos (EPP, Greece) and MEP Dennis Radtke (EPP, Germany) 

European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, Room 6Q1 and Online

Moderated by Ms Aikaterini Papakostopoulou

15:00-15:15 Welcome and Introduction

Setting the scene on the key challenges for health care professionals 

Stelios Kympouropoulos, Member of the European Parliament (EPP, Greece)

Dennis Radtke, Member of the European Parliament (EPP, Germany)

  • Working conditions and healthcare workers’ well-being
  • Labour shortages, and need for further investments in EU Member States’ healthcare systems
  • Skills gap and equipping health workers with the rights skills for the green and digital transition
  • European Parliament’s actions in this area

15:15-15.30 The view from the ground – Public sector’s perspective

  • Use (and barriers) of skills intelligence in health workforce policymaking
  • Greek Government’s relevant initiatives in equipping healthworkers with the right skills 

Spiros Protopsaltis, Governor and Chair of the Board of Directors, Greek Public Employment Service (DYPA), First Vice-Chair, PES Network – European Network of Public Employment Services

15.30-15.50 The multi-stakeholder perspective: EU projects on upskilling and reskilling healthcare professionals

Joint presentation of BeWell and EUVECA projects

Zoi Mylona, BeWell project manager, Programme Manager-European Health Management Association (EHMA)

Henriette Hansen, EUVECA project manager, EU project Manager-South Denmark European Office

15:50-16:10 Showcases of advanced training and use of innovative technologies

  • Biomedical Technology use training 

Prof. Nicolas Pallikarakis, Emeritus Professor of the University of Patras,

President of the Board of INBIT – Institute of Biomedical Technology Patras Science Park

16:10-16:30 Showcases of advanced training and use of innovative technologies

  • VR training 

Manolis Babatsikos, 3D VR Medical Specialist, Founder/CEO at 3DMEDWORLD

16:30-16:50 Audience Q&A

16.50-17.00 Concluding Remarks 

Stelios Kympouropoulos, Member of the European Parliament (EPP, Greece)

Written by : Stelios Kympouropoulos

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