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EU-OSHA addresses ‘Psychosocial risks at work in the digital age’ at the Belgian EU Presidency conference on mental health and work

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27% of European workers have reported experiencing work-related stress, depression, or anxiety during the previous twelve months, increasing the chances of absenteeism with serious impact on workers’ lives and business organisation, according to the EU Commission. 

EU-OSHA Executive Director William Cockburn Salazar, presents psychosocial challenges in the digital work era at the Belgian EU presidency conference on mental health at work, held in Brussels on 30 and 31 January 2024. 

Authorities as Margaritis Schinas, European Commission Vice-President; Nicolas Schmit, EU Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights; Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety; Pierre-Yves Dermagne, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister of the Economy and Employment; Petra De Sutter, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Public Service; and Riina Sikkut, Estonian Minister of Health - will take part in the conference which brings together experts and decision-makers in the field of occupational safety and health to jointly address mental health challenges at work. The conference also serves as a space to discuss and spark innovative solutions. 

Learn more in our web section about psychosocial risks and mental health at work

Visit the site of the Belgian EU Presidency and discover its six priorities.