30 years after the EU Framework Directive on health and safety at work, what's the way forward?
3-4 December 2019, Brussels
Thirty years ago, on 12 June 1989, the European Union adopted the Framework Directive on health and safety at work, taking up many of the major demands voiced by the trade union movement over the previous two decades. From the end of the 1960s onwards, health and safety issues had been at the centre of social conflict, highlighting workers’ needs to increase control over work organization in order to protect their health. In these struggles, convergences emerged between the trade union movement and the very critical research world, resulting in a strong link between collective action and knowledge production.
Under the initial name of the European Trade Union Technical Bureau for Health and Safety, a knowledge centre was set up at the initiative of the European Trade Union Confederation. It was later integrated into the European Trade Union Institute.
Thirty years later, what is the state of play regarding occupational health in Europe? What are the prospects for development in the face of an ever-increasing pace of change in the world of labour and with the future of the European Union marked by uncertainties? What links can be forged between collective action and knowledge? What role does expert knowledge play?
These questions will be at the heart of this two-day conference held in Brussels by the European Trade Union Institute.
Simultaneous interpretation will be provided into and from English, French and Spanish
Registration is free of charge but required due to the limited availabilty of seats
Draft agenda: to follow later; please check this page regularly
Practical information with hotel recommendations and directions (in EN): see attached below under the heading Agenda and analytical number
Auditorium, 1st floor
Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 5
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