WONCA Europe WP on Policy Advocacy Newsletter - March 2024

Dear members,

We trust this message finds you well!

We're excited to update you on the recent developments in our WP on Policy Advocacy across Europe.


Group Highlights:

Engagement: WONCA Europe WP on Policy Advocacy at the “Health workforce challenges: Ways forward for policy making” symposium. The virtual meeting was attended by 242 participants on the 27th of January and our question was taken into account and answered: "How can the EU invest in training professionals in primary care and create attractive conditions for these professionals, particularly in rural areas?". Read the full report here.

Upcoming WONCA Europe WP Meeting:

Mark your calendars for our next meeting on the 21st of March 2024 at 17:00h CET.

To join us, click here: ZOOM

Call for volunteers for European Commission Surveys:

We are seeking family doctors with experience in any of the following topics:  

Cancer, Non-communicable diseases, Infectious diseases, Vaccination, Mental Health, Public Health, Digital Health, Women’s health, Rural health, Drugs/treatments, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Planetary Health, Education and Training, Research, Innovation, Electronic health,  record, Family violence (Intimate partner violence, child abuse, elderly abuse, etc.), Health economics, Vulnerable population (migrants, racial or ethnic minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged people), Prevention, Family doctor’s workforce, International cooperation and development, Statistics, Universal health care coverage.

For more information, click here.


Past Events:

If you have missed it, you can still watch it online:


 Mark Your Calendars:

  • Strengthening health systems. A practical handbook for resilience testing. 19 March 2024, 9:00 (CET), hybrid event. Registration.  
  • Unpacking person-centred PHC: what do people and communities really care about? 19 March 2024, 11:00 (CET) click here to register 


Thank you for your attention!

 We're committed to keeping you informed about Policy Advocacy developments in Europe 


Warm regards,

Executive Board of the WE Working Party on Policy Advocacy