EU-OSHA actively cooperates with the following EU agencies:
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP)
European Training Foundation (ETF)
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA)
European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)
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Joint Statement of Heads of EU agencies and Joint undertakings: Zero tolerance for sexual harassment
EU-OSHA commits to zero tolerance towards sexual harassment, gender-based violence and harassment of any form in the workplace.
On 8 March 2018, EU- OSHA signed this Joint Statement of EU Agencies in support of the health, safety and well-being of all workers based on the principle of gender equality and equal treatment at work.
Memorandum of Understanding between the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (EUROFOUND) and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)
This Memorandum of Understanding between EU-OSHA and Eurofound sets out their areas of close collaboration. These have been chosen to maximize the benefits to both agencies and to avoid any duplication of activities in the identified areas of common interest.
The current MoU entered into force in February 2007
Framework for cooperation between the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)
The framework for cooperation between EU-OSHA and EIGE aims at ensuring effective cooperation between the two agencies and avoid duplication of activities.
Memorandum of Understanding between the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)
The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding is to enhance cooperation between ECHA and EU-OSHA in order to develop synergies and share knowledge on matters of mutual interest through increased cooperation and, in particular, through active information exchange.
The MoU entered into force on 5 May 2010.
Declaration of intention for cooperation between DG GROW, EU-OSHA and EISMEA
Communication Partnership Project
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of Europe's economy. They represent 99% of all businesses in the EU. They employ around 100 million people, account for more than half of Europe’s GDP and play a key role in adding value in every sector of the economy. SMEs bring innovative solutions to challenges like climate change, resource efficiency and social cohesion and help spread this innovation throughout Europe’s regions. They are therefore central to the EU’s twin transitions to a sustainable and digital economy. They are essential to Europe’s competitiveness and prosperity, industrial ecosystems, economic and technological sovereignty, and resilience to external shocks.
In 2015, a new Declaration of Cooperation between the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry (now the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW)), the Executive Agency for SMEs (now the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA)) and EU-OSHA facilitated an official partnership with the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).
Enterprise Europe Network
The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions.
The Network is active worldwide. It brings together experts from member organisations that are renowned for their excellence in business support.
The Communication Partnership Project (CPP) aims to raise awareness of the importance of OSH to SMEs and to provide them with easy access to practical information and useful contacts at national and regional levels, including national partnership meetings, awareness-raising packages and other activities such as EEN OSH Awards.
The EEN members are one of the main partners that help EU-OSHA achieve its objectives, together with the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) and EU-OSHA’s national focal points.