Circular migration of health-care professionals

Circular migration of health-care professionals: What do employers in Europe think of it?

The paper discussed the development of the policy debate around the concept of circular migration and contrasts with the reality on the ground.

The paper captured the findings of a study on employer views regarding the importance and feasibility of the implementation of circular migration policies. It was based on desk review and interviews with employers’ organisations, individual employers, public employment services and ministries and agencies responsible for coordinating international migration of health-care personnel. Interviews focused on the experience in a selected number of countries (Finland, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom), which were among the destination countries for health-care professionals from the Philippines and India.