Workinhealth foundation

The Challenge

If Europe is to maintain a vibrant and sustainable healthcare sector that can lead in innovation, we must rise to the challenge of recruiting and educating the best talent.” – Celine Carrera, Director of Education at EIT Health and WorkInHealth Foundation Chair.

EIT Health initiated the WorkInHealth Foundation to address the evident and growing skills and talent gaps within the healthcare industry across Europe. Although talent shortages exist across the board, there are particular skillsets where new and emerging roles are leading to exponential demand. These include digital, commercial, and innovation settings. The urgency is clear: without major, systemic change the sustainability and growth potential of the EU healthcare industry is at risk.

The WorkInHealth Foundation is dedicated to addressing the unprecedented talent crunch in the healthcare industry. We will do so by identifying urgently needed skills gaps, attracting and assessing talent, as well as developing customised training programmes.


Our ambitions for the next five years

  • 2 million talent recruited to the sector in 1 000 companies using WorkInHealth platforms Supported by massive pan-EU communications campaigns and digital career fairs and events


  • 15 million euros invested in upskilling and reskilling in partnership with universities, industries, hospitals to implement large-scale training programmes financed through corporate donations and revenues from digital platform and talent matching services


  • 100 000 staff upskilled or reskilled with the goal to alleviated by one-firth the 500 000 looming job loss


  • 1 000 new talent trained every year entering the labour market perfectly equipped to match the skills gap

Our objectives


Skill, upskill and reskill on a large scale

Support and promote support trainings to close skills gaps brokering academia & industry collaboration


Inform & attract talent

Attract a more diverse talent pool to the sector with sectorial communication campaigns


Match talent & employers

Build up and launch AI-powered platform to match talent and employers.

Prepare the future

Early business intelligence

Get ahead of the skills needed with intelligence and analytics from the Skills & Jobs Observatory .

Get involved: become...

Across the next five years, the WorkInHealth Foundation ambition is to fundraise and Invest 20M, that will assure the delivery of its activities.

A donor

Join forces with us to skill, upskill and reskill on a large scale across the EU health industry

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A career fair support

Contribute to our recruitement events to find the right talents and put your company expertise forward.

An ambassador

Promote our foundations's mission, objectives and activities while enhancing its visibility and credibility

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Welcome speech by Céline Carrera, Chairperson, at the launch event of the Foundation  

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