Hospital Social Partners "Working together, learning together - Switching to the learning mode"

Participants of the HOSPEEM-EPSU Conference on Continuous Professional Development, 19 and 20 June 2017, Amsterdam

Participants of the HOSPEEM-EPSU Conference on Continuous Professional Development, 19 and 20 June 2017, Amsterdam

On 19 and 20 June 2017, HOSPEEM (European Hospital and Healthcare Employers’ Association) and EPSU (European Federation of Public Service Unions) organised the conference “Working together, learning together – Switching to the learning mode” in Amsterdam to deepen their thematic work on continuing professional development (CPD) and life-long learning (LLL).

The conference provided a forum for exchange and debate for about 100 participants from 22 countries on social partner-based initiatives presented by representatives from Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

The conference built on the HOSPEEM-EPSU Joint Declaration on Continuing Professional Development and Life-Long Learning for All Health Workers in the EU (available in EN, FR, DE, ES and SV).

On 26 April 2017, HOSPEEM and EPSU had met with Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, who had expressed his support for the declaration and the related work of the hospital/health services social partners.

This article contains the agenda, all presentations and videos as well as the media release. A conference report and joint take home messages will be elaborated and agreed upon until December 2017.

A photo gallery is now available online.

The event was the first conference organised in the context of took place of the joint EPSU-HOSPEEM Project “Promoting effective recruitment and retention policies for health workers in the EU by ensuring access to CPD and healthy and safe workplaces supportive of patient safety and quality care”

The second conference that will focus on the two topics "prevention, management and reduction of “musculoskeletal disorders” (MSD) and “psychosocial risks and stress at work” (PSRS@W) will be organised on 23 and 24 May 2018 in Vilnius.

Please find the relevant information on the conference on the HOSPEEM webpage here and the Media Release here.

Media Release



Plenary Sessions

     Mr. Bas van den Dungen (Director General VWS, Ministry of Health, The Netherlands)

Breakout Session 1

  • Definition of CPD priorities and negotiations of professional branches on CPD activities/programmes in the French hospital sector

      Video & Intervention Cyrille Duch (CFDT Santé Services Sociaux, France) => See below under "Videos"

Breakout Session 2

Breakout Session 3

Breakout Session 4


Interviews with Dutch nurses (NL, with EN subtitles), organised by NVZ (Dutch member organisation of HOSPEEM)

Abstracts,biographies, graphic recording and photo gallery

The Netherlands The Netherlands

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