Director General of DG Employment addresses EU-OSHA staff and its network of focal points
On the day of EU-OSHA's 25th anniversary ceremony, 5 June 2019 in Bilbao, Joost Korte, Director General of DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission, gave an inspiring speech to EU-OSHA’s network of focal points. He stated that EU-OSHA was unique with its official network of partners at Member State level, making it a very efficient and high performing Agency.
Joost Korte congratulated the focal points on their work and said that a lot had been achieved in the field of occupational safety and health in the EU. This work would continue and there was widespread recognition of its value. He also stated that from the Commission's side there has been an unprecedented activity level to promote Social Europe. His colleague Charlotte Grevfors Ernoult, Head of Unit, also expressed her appreciation on the good cooperation with EU-OSHA.
In another session with EU-OSHA staff he informed about the ongoing formation of the new European Parliament and Commission as well as of the newly created European Labour Authority. His speech was followed by an animated questions and answer session.