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'The Gender Perspective as a Means to Improving Occupational Health'


Invitation to the European Seminar

12 to 14 October 2015 at the Hotel Klimetica, Ohrid, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia


Conference languages

Macedonian / German / English (plus French or Portuguese according to demand)




Monday, 12 October 2015

1000 - 1100 hrs Registration and coffee


1100 hrs Informal welcome by the moderator and by representatives of the host organization


1115 hrs Welcoming address: Imre Palkovics, President of MOSZ (Hungary) and Member of the EZA Council


1130 hrs Overview of the integrated project on “Occupational Health and Safety“

António Brandão Guedes, C.F.T.L. (Portugal), Project Coordinator


1200 hrs Lunch break (light meal)


1330 hrs Keynote presentation

Michael Gümbel, Coordinator of the network “The Gender Perspective in Work and Health“


1530 hrs Coffee break


1600 hrs Discussion of the keynote presentation


1800 hrs Dinner


Tuesday, 13 October 2015

0800 hrs Breakfast


0900 - 0930 hrs Working groups men / women with different questions


0930 – 1030 hrs Role stereotypes in the field of “Healthy Work“

Kick-off presentation about psychological and sociological aspects – followed by: discussion TBA


1030 hrs Coffee break


1100 – 1230 hrs Male / female behaviour patterns in the field of occupational health

Kick-off presentation followed by a discussion and a Q&A session with questions from the working groups

Prof. Priv. Doz. Dr. Michael Bach, Medical and Business Director of Pro-Mente APR, Salzburg (Austria)


1230 hrs Lunch


1400 hrs Gender Aspects in the Work of Macedonian Trade Unions

Slobodan Antovski, President of the Association of Independent Trade Unions in Macedonia (UNASM)


1430 hrs Gender Aspects in the Work of Belgian Trade Unions

A report about the study conducted by the Catholic University at Leuven (Belgium)

Patricia Biard, (CSC, Eastern Belgium) – TBC


1500 hrs Coffee and cake


1530 hrs Gender aspects in the Work of the German NGG (trade union for workers in the food, catering and beverage industries)

Peter Mogga, Chief Executive and Secretary of the NGG- Region Aachen


1600 hrs Gender Aspects in the Work of Hungarian Trade Unions

Imre Palkovics, President of MOSZ


1630 hrs Panel discussion with the speakers of the day

Introduction: Helga Jungheim, Personality Coach and trade union secretary (ver.di), district of Aachen / Düren / Erft


1800 hrs City tour of Ohrid and light meal in a restaurant

followed by: free time


Wednesday, 14 October 2015

0800 hrs Breakfast


0900 hrs Kick-off presentation: “A European Hippopotamus“

Rebecca Peters, CSC East Belgium


0930 hrs Establishment of working groups for the following topics:

The Creative Development of Strategies and Recommendations for Action by Works Councils, Trade Unions and Politicians

Introduction: Milan Petkovski – European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), Skopje – TBC


1030 hrs Coffee break


1100 hrs Summary of the results to provide the foundation for the compilation of a publication with concrete examples and recommendations


1130 hrs Reflection, evaluation and informal exchanges


1200 hrs Light lunch


1230 hrs Departure