Dear Visitor,

Welcome to the TaSHI website.  On this website we provide detailed information, qualitative and quantitative data, and evidence-base for the project entitled “Empowering EU health policies on Task SHIfting”. The 3-year long project – started in April 2021 – is co-funded by the 3rd Health Programme of the EU, therefore our activities aim to produce a novel understanding and up-to-date knowledge on task shifting, as well as to foster dialogues on transferability and uptake of good practices in Europe. Task shifting can contribute to more effective organisation of care and human resources for health management at different levels, so committing to improve efficient and sustainable health systems in innovative ways.

We invite you to actively participate in the discussions on useful tools and methods in task shifting, so that we can all contribute to the co-creation for more efficient, accessible, and resilient health systems and workforces in Europe.


TaSHI final event in Budapest

TaSHI project had its final event on the 11-12 March 2024 in Budapest.

In the frames of the event TaSHI achievements were presented. 

We had very fruitful and interesting discussions about the project sustainability visions, we featured the possible ways forward. It is noted that the issue of health workforce challenges is an important topic on the European policy agenda, and based on this we believe that the outputs of TaSHI will have a continuation in new health workforce related projects.

Health workforce projects cluster - joint event

The Health Workforce Projects Cluster of the EU Health Policy Platform organised a Europe wide conference and discussed relevant policy recommendations, developed on the basis of the results achieved within the cluster, and launched a call to translate them into action.

This event was the final joint webinar of the five health workforce projects on the Health Workforce Projects Cluster on the EU Health Policy Platform: TaSHIMETEORAHEAD, ROUTE-HWF and OASES.

If you missed the event, you can find the presentations and the recording below.

16th European Public Health Conference 2023

Fruzsina Kóder TaSHI project manager participated in the annual EUPHA conference in Dublin, 8-11 November 2023.

The workshop, titled “How to solve shortages and uneven distribution of health workers in Europe?” provided a platform for TaSHI and other health workforce related projects to showcase innovative strategies. Emphasizing the importance of task shifting, our project aims to optimize healthcare resources and mitigate medical deserts by redistributing tasks among healthcare professionals. The collaborative discussions underscored the importance in addressing critical workforce challenges, marking a decisive step toward reshaping healthcare delivery across Europe.

TaSHI at EHMA 2023


The importance of task shifting in health workforce was highlighted in EHMA2023

In session: health workforce competencies, TaSHI case study – Enabling task shifting to increase the accessibility of primary care provision in Lithuania – was presented by Marius Ciurlionis and Solveiga Smagariene (Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania).  The session was facilitated by Dr Zoltán Cserháti TaSHI project coordinator.

TaSHI WP5 partner Luigi Apuzzo (AGENAS, Italy) also highlighted the importance of task shifting in his presentation focusing on how to improve the recruitment and retainment of health workforce.

TaSHI workshop in Estonia

In March 2023, TaSHI piloted learning material from the task shifting curriculum with the ongoing Estonian case study.


In the two-day workshop, organized by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Estonian mental health nurses received new knowledge of the fundamentals of task shifting, discussed in groups experiences on task shifting already happening in mental healthcare and identified learning needs to implement task shifting.


Furthermore, barriers and facilitators for task shifting in mental health care were assessed. Using World café as an approach knowledge and views on professional competency, guidelines and protocols, organization of health care, management and leadership, and facilitators and barriers for taskshifting were discussed, shared, and summarized.


The workshop was well received by the participants they reported the workshop as useful, in particular the World café and group discussions. Majority felt the workshop had made them more comfortable taking on responsibilities for task shifting and being able to disseminate the new knowledge and their experiences gained in this event. 

Key facts about TaSHI

Duration of TaSHI: 36 months. From

1 April 2021 until 31 March 2024

TaSHI involves 7 partners in 6 countries

The estimated project costs are:
 € 649 448,27
EU contribution is: 60%

TaSHI will carry out pilot projects in 5 selected countries

Follow our activities in webinars, on the EU Health Policy Platform in Health workforce projects cluster, register to our newsletter, follow us on Twitter

Some of the main results of TaSHI will be: A Guidebook of task shifting,

5 Case studies, Set of recommendations for task shifting actions

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