The COVID-19 crisis has hit Europe during a period of significant transitions, including technological and digital, environmental, economic, demographic and social change. ‘Building back better’ from the crisis will require new and more equitable approaches to these other challenges, as well.
A focus on skills is key. As we learned from the 2008 global financial crisis, developing new, better and more widely available skills promotes and protects health. Building on existing EU and (sub-) national initiatives,: such as the EU Skills Agenda, we can help people improve Their (digital) health literacy, life skills and education and training for the 21st century.
The EuroHealthNet conference examined three aspects of skills for health, and attempt to answer the following questions:
- Changes to the world of work
- What do these changes mean for health and wellbeing?
- The skills for good health and wellbeing
- What skills are needed to live a healthy life?
- The skills for tomorrow’s health and care systems
- As the roles of health and care professionals continue to evolve, what skills are needed in the modern health and social care sectors?
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