A team of eleven researchers will draft a questionnaire, collect data and disseminate the results concerning occupational health from ten different countries. The results will be jointly disseminated by Occupational Safety and Health organizations in four meetings from April 2017 to November 2018. The research project is funded by the European Union.

SUMMARY OF THE CONSORTIUM

The research is implemented by EUROPE Ltd, a private independent advisory and research company working internationally. EUROPE Ltd is renowned for its contribution to health care and social security reforms, mainly by providing policy advice to governments and monitoring and evaluating support programs in these areas. EUROPE Ltd also has also worked for multiple Directorate Generals (DGs) of the European Commission (DG SANCO and DG Employment) in health-related fields, and been involved in multiple research and consultancy assignments for the World Health Organization (WHO).

TEAM AND EXPERTS

The Occupational health project team will be led by Dr. Dick Spreeuwers, who has over 26 years of experience as a researcher specialized in occupational health. He has published 16 scientific articles in this field. He will work with a team of ten consultants from ten NDPHS network countries, namely Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, and Sweden. They are all professional public health researchers who have each contributed to at least 10 scientific articles related to occupational health.

OUTLINE OF THE MEETING

The first joint meeting will be held in Helsinki on February 28th. The whole team will discuss the methodology of how to implement the project successfully, data collection issues and the questionnaire, which will be elaborated in the meeting.

NATIONAL EXPERTS INVOLVED

– Belarus : Tatsiana Rybina
– Estonia : Eda Merisalu
– Finland : Markku Aaltonen
– Germany : Brigitte Froneberg
– Latvia : Ivars Vanadzins
– Lithuania : Raimonda Eicinaite
– Norway : Axel Wannag
– Poland : Jolanta Walusiak Skorupa
– Russia : Naylia Mazitova
– Sweden : Magnus Svartengren.