CIOP, our member from Poland, is partner in an EU HORIZON 2020 proposal that will receive funding in 2017. It is the so-called InGRID 2 proposal ‘InGRID Research Infrastructure on ‘Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructure Diffusion‘ containing a pillar on ‘Working conditions, job quality & vulnerability’. In this last pillar PEROSH will become active in organizing two ‘dataforum’ workshops. The focus would be on national (survey) data on working conditions and related methodological issues (indicator building etc).
PEROSH EU coordinators
The PEROSH EU coordinators had again their telco in mid October to exchange information on current calls for tenders or proposals that seem to be interesting for the PEROSH network to pursue. Each member institute has a representative participating in these two monthly calls chaired by Jan Michiel Meeuwsen, the PEROSH Manager of International Affairs. PEROSH received two requests to participate in tenders, but these were turned down due to the rather poor conditions these tenders had to offer.
Roadmap on Carcinogens
PEROSH became a friend of the Roadmap on Carcinogens to stimulate healthy and cancer-free workplaces in Europe. This roadmap is an initiative that started under the Dutch EU Council presidency first half of 2016 and was supported by the Commission and social partners in Europe. One of the main aims of the Roadmap on carcinogens is to share solutions between companies and organisations. Read more on this initiative in this Newsletter under member news from TNO, Jos de Lange. PEROSH members are invited to share their best solutions on the website https://roadmaponcarcinogens.eu/.
Sustainable Work 2020
PEROSH has joined as a network partner the Swedish Advocacy Platform for Sustainable Work as a Resource for Health, Innovation and Growth in Horizon 2020 (www.sustainablework2020.se). Prof. Maria Albin and Prof. Theo Bodin from Karolinska Insitute, Sweden are the leading contacts to promote OSH-related calls in the future H2020 work programmes 2018-19 and the upcoming 9th EU research Framework Program. This initiative is in line with the PEROSH ambition to further influence the EU research agenda’s to devote more attention to health and safety at work. Elisabeth Lagerlof from this platform and Jan Michiel Meeuwsen from PEROSH are in contact to coordinate efforts in this.
Evaluating the EU programme for Employment and Social Innovation – launch of an open consultation
The European Commission has launched a public consultation in the context of the mid-term evaluation of the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).
This consultation is part of the EaSI mid-term evaluation which covers the activities during 2014-2016 under the three axes of the EaSI programme