In a visit at the European Parliament in Brussels the EJD President discussed with Dr. Thomas Ulmer, MEP the future of task shifting regarding the medical professions. Main topics of the discussion were the regulatory framework and the needed qualifications for professions to execute delegated tasks correctly and in full responsibility. In several European countries task shifting to professions like physician assistants or others are already implemented or beginning. The EJD will further evaluate these programs and present ideas for the future implementation. First results will be presented in a re-visit in the European Parliament in Strasburg in March.