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The aim of this blog is to bring you news about developments in occupational safety and health across the EU and beyond, and also about EU-OSHA initiatives and activities to fulfill our mission.

We are one of the smallest EU agencies and cannot promise to reply to every comment, but we will read them and bear them in mind to shape our future work. The blog content is available only in English.

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"Strong Laws - Strong enforcement - Strong Unions"


On 1-2 December 2015, EU-OSHA had the pleasure of organising a seminar in Bilbao with representatives from the five countries in the Eastern Partnership with which we have collaborated over the course of our European Neighbourhood Policy Project - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. All of these countries have actively participated in the work of the Agency within the framework of the EU’s Neighbourhood Policy.


In partnership with the International Labour Organisation, the Moroccan Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs and the Moroccan Institute of Working Life (INCVT), EU-OSHA organised a conference in Casablanca bringing together representatives from European and international OSH institutes and stakeholders in Morocco. The conference was organised as part of EU-OSHA’s collaboration with Morocco under its European Neighbourhood Policy project, supported by the European Commission.

International Conference in Lviv, Ukraine “Industrial safety. The best practices – 2015”

As part of EU-OSHA’s collaboration with Ukraine under its European Neighbourhood Policy project, we were invited to participate in the 3rd International Conference "Industrial safety: Best Practices - 2015” held in Lviv on 6-8 October 2015 and hosted by the Industrial Safety Magazine and supported by the State Labour Service of Ukraine.

Palestinian National OSH Committee comes to Bilbao

On 7 September 2015, a tripartite delegation from the Palestinian National OSH Committee visited Bilbao as part of EU-OSHA’s ENP project. The study visit was supported by the European Commission under the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI). The delegation consisted of representatives from the Palestinian Ministry of Labour and also social partners from the workers and employers side.

European Neighbourhood Policy in Georgia

In July 2015, EU-OSHA was invited to Georgia to participate in a training session for new pilot monitors as part of a project organised by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Affairs with the support of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). EU-OSHA’s attendance at this event was possible with the support of the European Commission as part of the European Neighbourhood Policy.

North Africa Seminar April 2015

On 21 and 22 April 2015, EU-OSHA hosted a seminar in Bilbao with representatives from the EU, the ILO and North Africa. The seminar was organised with the support of the European Commission under the auspices of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).

EU-OSHA’s ENP project has provided an opportunity to extend our network into countries outside the EU. In implementing this project we have had the opportunity to meet with our partners in Morocco and Tunisia and this seminar was an opportunity to further develop our cooperation with the region.

Chisinau Clock in Moldova

On 18 May 2015, EU-OSHA was invited to participate in a Council of Europe Conference on “Fostering Social rights in the Eastern partnership Area: Focus on the European Social Charter” organised by the PACE (Parliamentary Assembly – Council of Europe) subcommittee on the European Social Charter. EU-OSHA’s Network Manager Tim Tregenza gave a presentation on labour protection in terms of occupational safety and health.

Ukraine Conference 2015

On 19-21 May, in Kiev, Ukraine, the tripartite seminar “Organizing the State Labour Service of Ukraine” was conducted. It was jointly organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the State Labour Service of Ukraine. EU-OSHA was invited by the Head of the State Labour Service, Mr Roman Chernega, along with representatives from the Polish Labour Inspectorate and the EU Delegation to Ukraine to participate in the conference.


On 28 January 2015, EU-OSHA hosted a workshop on silica and artificial stone in Bilbao bringing together experts from the EU and Israel. The workshop was supported by the European Commission through its continued support of EU-OSHA’s engagement with the European Neighbourhood Policy countries.