Joint Action on Health Workforce Planning According to an estimate, Europe expects a shortage of 1.000.000 health workers by 2020 (190.000 of those pharmacists and physiotherapists). Healthcare workforce planning is crucial as countries that are self-sufficient today could face challenge due to mobility of their workforce.There is a great variety of healthcare workforce planning methods across member states. Sharing and exchanging practices has a great potential to support member state capacity and respond to challenges of tomorrow. EU Joint Action on Health Workforce Planning is a collaboration between Member States, European Commission and stakeholders mainly representing different healthcare professional groups. The general objective of this action is to create a platform for collaboration and exchange between Member States to prepare the future of the healthcare workforce.