Final Conference of the EU/ILO project “Improving safety and health at work through a Decent Work Agenda”
The project “Improving safety and health at work through a Decent Work agenda” has been developed to better address occupational safety and health as a vital component of decent work. It was implemented over two years between 2010 and 2012 in five pilot countries (Eastern Europe: Republic of Moldova and Ukraine; Central America: Honduras; Southern Africa: Malawi and Zambia).
The project aimed at incorporating occupational safety and health (OSH) at the highest level in the national political agenda, integrating it into national development policies, and translating the OSH National Programmes into action at the workplace level.
In Moldova, important results have been achieved and the ground has been prepared to reach the development goal of the project to reduce the number of occupational accidents and work related diseases.
The final conference will review the results achieved by the project, examine findings and lessons learnt, and discuss the way forward with stakeholders, development cooperation partners and policy makers, tackling the following questions:
- What are the key challenges for occupational safety and health in the country today?
- To what extent did the project change the approach to occupational safety and health?
- What remains to be done and how can the national programme be implemented (reviewing implementing partners and funds)?
The final conference is expected to be opened by the ILO National Coordinator for Moldova and Deputy Minister of Labour, Social Protection and Family. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the project’s implementation in Moldova. Key materials and information on occupational safety and health to be used in further work will be disseminated during the conference.