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NEW! Italy, Bergamo: 19-22 April 2016

Bergamo Exchange

The Exchange provides an informal group of WHP professionals ample space for exchanging knowledge and experiences. In cooperation with Prof. Giuseppe Masanotti from the University of Perugia (adviser to the European Network for Workplace Health Promotion) and dr. Roberto Moretti from ASL Bergamo (instigator of the Lombardy WHP network), this year the Exchange constitutes a visit to Bergamo (Italy) where the local government promotes health in companies and within their own institutions. The organiser of the Exchange is the Dutch Centre Work Health.

NEW! Lithuania: 24-25 November 2015

Joining Forces in Health Promotion to Tackle the Burden of Chronic Diseases
in Europe

is the title of a conference organised by JA-CHRODIS (Joint Action on Chronic Diseases) on 24-25 November 2015 in Lithuania. The conference will bring together policy makers to exchange and discuss the good practices identified for health promotion and primary prevention in the JA-CHRODIS: what and how we can learn from one another and how we can collectively strengthen health promotion to reduce the burden of chronic diseases.

NEW! Spain, Bilbao: 3-4 November 2015

Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress Summit

"Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress" comes to a close this fall with the Healthy Workplaces Summit scheduled on 3 and 4 November 2015 in Bilbao, the home of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). Across the course of 2014 and 2015, the European Healthy Workplaces Campaign has focused on the importance of actively managing stress and psychosocial risks in the workplace and encouraging employers, managers and workers and their representatives to work together to manage those risks. The Healthy Workplaces Summit will bring together leading European experts and decision makers to discuss the results of the two-year campaign, exchange good practice and explore future strategies for managing stress and psychosocial risks in European enterprises, through plenary sessions, workshops and discussion.

NEW! Netherlands, Groningen: 21-23 October 2015

USE2015 - Understanding Small Enterprises 2015 Conference

The conference will be held for the third time, provides a forum to enhance the understanding of small enterprises and has a unique focus on the well-being of both people and business. The subtheme of USE2015 is "A Healthy Working Life in A Healthy Business". The conference will gather approximately 200 participants from more than 20 different countries across the globe, and will share knowledge and experience as well as develop policies and activities that can support owners and employees to secure healthy working conditions in small enterprises. The conference represents a unique opportunity to gain insight into and discuss the latest research on small enterprises, the business aspects as well as the quality of the working life and working environment.

NEW! Belgium, Brussels: 2 July 2015

Breakfast debate "Facts and figures in health promotion at the workplace - special focus on nutrition"

The fourth session in the cycle "CSR and HR policy complementarities withing companies" deals with health promotion at the workplace. The focus this time is on nutrition. The event takes place at the THON Hotel EU, Rue de la loi - 1040 Brussels on Thursday, 2 July 2015 (8.30-10.00). The speakers will be Madi Sharma (Member of the European Economic and Social Committee) and David Gold (Managing Director, Gold-Knecht Associates). 

NEW! Brazil, Florianopolis: 18-19 May 2015

Global Healthy Workplace Awards and Summit 2015

The Florianopolis Summit 2015 will be the third Global Healthy Workplace Awards Summit, taking place from 18-19 May. At the Summit, awards will be presented to finalists in three categories: 1) small and medium-sized enterprises, 2) large enterprises, 3) multi-national enterprises. The preliminary agenda is available now. Applications are open now and close on 2 March 2015: click here to apply and have your application assessed by a panel of top international health and workplace experts! The GHWAwards are hosted by International Health Consulting, and i-genius, with the SESI as lead sponsor. More info... If you have an interest in these awards or would like to explore partnership opportunities, e-mail: 

NEW! Austria, Bregenz: 26-27 March 2015

2. Dreiländertagung Betriebliche Gesundheitsförderung 2015

In March 2015, the second "3country-conference" on workplace health promotion will be organized by a consortium of Austrian, Swiss and German organisations. The conference is a place of exchange on current developments in the world of work, as well as a platform for discussing future challenges and strategies for workplace health promotion and psychosocial health in Austria, Switzerland and Germany. BKK (NCO Germany) and Health Promotion Switzerland (NCO Switzerland) are part of the Steering Committee for the conference. Click here to consult the programme (in German). For more details, contact Ms. Silvia Moser Luthiger

NEW! United Kingdom, Birmingham: 3-4 March 2015

Health and Wellbeing at Work 2015

The ninth edition of this conference and exhibition is all about improving the health and wellbeing of work-aged people. The conference will provide new ideas and resources to ensure employees are engaged and motivated, healthy, resilient, return to work quickly following absence and stay in work. It also looks at how to design and deliver programmes that promote equality and diversity, comply with recent legislation and maximise both individual and organisational performance - by profiling national developments, service innovations,
examples of best practice and the latest research and policies.

NEW! USA, Boston (MA): 26-29 January 2015

Work, Health and Well-being: Integrating Wellness and Occupational Health and Safety in the Workplace

The Harvard School of Public Health offers a three-day programme designed to help participants enhance employee health, minimize work-related injuries and illnesses, and reduce employee health care-related costs. This applied programme provides the knowledge necessary to integrate siloed occupational health, health promotion, and health protection programmes. It is ideal for professionals with direct responsibility for the health, safety, and wellness of employees as well as those who are designing or directing health protection and health promotion programmes. Participants will represent diverse sectors, industries, and job functions and will come from around the world.

NEW! Belgium, Brussels: 24 February 2015

Occupational Health and Safety in Europe: Fostering Healthy Workplaces for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

An international symposium by Public Policy Exchange. The symposium will discuss how the number of occupational accidents can be reduced - especially in high risk industrial work environments - and will consider an effective cross-border strategy to prevent psychosocial risks and other work-related diseases. The symposium will allow delegates to examine and assess projects, tools and best practices tackling occupational safety and health issues in Europe, so as to create healthy workplaces and foster growth.

NEW! Italy, Venice: 16-18 December 2014

European Conference on Youth Mental Health: From continuity of psychopathology to continuity of care (STraMeHS)

Registration deadline is 30 November 2014. Please send in an abstract before 31 July 2014. Background: Young people aged 10-24 years represent 27% of the world's population, and up to 75% of mental disorders occur within 25 years. The STraMeHS Conference aims at raising awareness and improving mental health providers, policy makers, decision makers and health administrators' knowledge about youth mental health and factors affecting this area. The event will also promote the development of integrated and continuous models of care and functioning of mental health services targeted to the specific needs of youth.

NEW! United Kingdom, London: 25 November 2014

The Global Crisis of Depression - The low of the 21st century? 

The event, taking place on November 25th in London (Kings Place), will gather 150+ policymakers, healthcare providers, employers, academia, the pharma industry and patient groups for a day of insight, debate and action. The speakers will discuss the burden of depression as well as a variety of national responses to it, aiming to tackle an issue that has beome a leading cause of illness worldwide. 

NEW! Italy, Rome: 24 November 2014

National Conference on Workplace Health Promotion 2014

During the second half of 2014, Italy holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. In this context, INAIL (NCO Italy) organises its national information day on workplace health promotion, particularly on promoting a workplace culture of physical activity. The theme of the conference - which is duly supported by the European Network for Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP) - is "Lifestyle and physical activity at work. Initiatives of the networks for workplace health promotion in Europe and in Italy". Rob Gründemann from TNO (NCO Netherlands) will represent ENWHP on the 24th of November. He will talk about "The promotion of physical activity and work".

NEW! Italy, Vicenza: 22 October 2014

EANPC Seminar - Relation between psychosocial issues and productivity

EANPC, the European Productivity Network, and its Italian member - Fondazione Giacomo Rumor, Centro per la Produttività Veneto (CPV) - organise a EANPC Seminar in the context of the 2014-2015 Healthy Workplaces Campaign by EU-OSHA: "Healthy workplaces manage stress". The seminar will discuss more in depth the relation between stress, other psychosocial issues and productivity. The seminar will take place in Vicenza (Italy) and is open to the public.

NEW! Belgium, Brussels: 21 October 2014

Breakfast Debate - The role of companies in stress management and work-life balance of their employees

Policies & Practices is a series of lively exchanges on European social needs aimed at stimulating true interaction between the speakers and the audience. "The role of the companies in stress management and work-life balance of thier employees" is the third session in the cycle "Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Resources: policy complementarities within companies". 

NEW! The Netherlands, Amsterdam: 5-8 October 2014

LEPH2014 - The Second International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health 

The conference, organised by the Centre of Law Enforcement and Public Health (CLEPH) and the Talma Institute for the Study of Work, Care and Welfare, provides an opportunity for public health practitioners and policy makers to showcase their leadership in addressing, with their police colleagues, very complex and inter-related health, social and law enforcement issues. The conference aims to examine and enhance the partnerships that exist between law enforcement and public health and to focus on the successful practical examples of this partnership.

NEW! Belgium, Brussels: 1 October 2014

European Depression Day 2014: Depression and the Family

Join the European Depression Association celebrating this year's European Depression Day at the European Parliament with a lively policy debate on "Depression and the Family".

NEW! Slovakia, High Tatras: 22-24 September 2014

XXII. biennial conference "Living Conditions and Health"

The conference is organized by the Slovak Society of Hygiene, the Insitute of Hygiene at the Medical Faculty of the Comenius University in Bratislava, the Regional Institute of Public Health in Poprad and the Slovak Society of Occupational health. The programme contains, amongst others, the following sections: noise in the living environment, nutrition and nutritional status, prevention of chornic diseases, health prevention and promotion in children and young people, etc. All together 90 oral presentations and many posters will be available to several hundred participants from Slovakia and the Czech Republic. 

NEW! Switzerland, Lausanne: 9-11 September 2014

First International Conference on Work and Spirituality

Decision makers (entrepreneurs, managers, HR managers, politicians) and researchers (experts in ethics of economy, managment, neuroscientists, professionals in occupational health) will share their knowledge and experiences of the new values that are emerging in the world. "Is life at work worth living?" The converging views will open new pathways to progress and to answering the growing need of values and meaning, necessary for progress towards a better global health of individuals, of companies, and of society.

NEW! Switzerland, Fribourg: 3 September 2014

National Conference on Workplace Health Promotion, "Health for all ages: what can employees and employers do?"

The 2014 Swiss National Conference on Workplace Health Promotion is organised by Health Promotion Switzerland (NCO Switzerland) and will take place at the University of Fribourg. The conference promises high-level speakers, knowledge that can be translated into practice and opportunities for networking. The programme and more information about the lectures and symposia is available on the website. Due to the limited number of seats, please use the online registration. For questions regarding the content, please contact Ms. Chantale Wagenaar Merz

NEW! Germany, Frankfurt: 24-27 August 2014

XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014

The XX World Congress will be held in Frankfurt and carries the title "Global Forum for Prevention". The 2014 World Congress is organized jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the international Social Security Association (ISSA) and the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV). Discussion - debate - action: this is the focus of the congress. Over 4.000 experts from all over the world will be discussing the latest OSH developments and trends. 

The European Network for Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP) will host a side-event on Sunday, 24 August. The ENWHP side-event will be a workshop on job retention and return-to-work of employees with chronic illness and is open to the public. For more info, contact 

NEW! Switzerland, Olten: 21-22 August 2014

Swiss Public Health Conference 2014 "Public Mental Health"

The Swiss Public Health Conference will be held on 21-22 August at the new premises of the University of Applied Sciences in Olten. It is organised in collaboration with the Swiss Mental Health Network. Renowned experts from Switzerland and abroad will inform on the state of current research and will give presentations relevant to practice. The particpants have the opportunity to widen their knowledge and talk to specialists. 

NEW! Belgium, Brussels: 24 June 2014

Workshop Mental Health in the Workplace

DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion is conducting a study on mental health in the workplace. The study aims to analyse the suitability of the EU-OSH legal framework and to evaluate national policy measures and instruments for mental health specific risks in the workplace. Secondly, the study elaborates possible scenarios for the European Commission and finally, it generates a guidance document that addresses shortcomings.

The workshop presents the results of a Delphi study of experts in the first round and stakeholders on national and EU level in the second round, together with other outcomes of the study such as the guidance document and an interpretative note. In the afternoon, discussions will take place on a number of questions and topics arising from the results. (Participation by invitation only.) 

NEW! Austria, Vienna: 12-13 June 2014

International Conference of the European Forum of the Insurance against Accidents at Work and Occupational Diseases

The aim of the conference is to consider the impact of the modern world of work on the accident insurance systems in fulfilling their tasks, from prevention and health at work to rehabilitation and return-to-work. To ensure a broad exchange of views, experts from different parts of Europe, as well as Asia and the USA have been invited to share their perspectives and best practice. 

NEW! Online courses: May-June 2014

Continuing Professional Development Education in Disability Management

NIDMAR, the National Institute of Disability Management and Research, provides several short online courses in May and June for people whose work responsibilities include assisting workers who have incurred disabilities with an early, safe and productive return to work. Check out the programme, the different modules and register online. For more information, please contact

NEW! Denmark, Copenhagen: 26-28 May 2014

3rd International Wellbeing at Work Conference "Wellbeing at Work 2014"

The third conference about "Wellbeing at Work" will be held in Copenhagen, from 26th to 28th May 2014 and is arranged by The National Research Center for the Working Environment (NRCWE). The conference aims to bring together state of the art knowledge from psychology, epidemiology, physiology, and occupational and social medicine to articulate a coherent research agenda on wellbeing at work that is able to capture the challenges at the labour market facing many Western countries.

NEW! Shanghai, China: 9-10 April 2014

Shanghai Global Healthy Workplace Awards 2014

The 2nd Global Healthy Workplace Awards & Summit will take place in Shanghai, China, in April 2014. Attendance at the Summit is by invitation only with a handful of additional tickets to be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis. Application entries are now open (until 24 January 2014)! The GHWAwards are hosted by Global Knowledge Exchange Network in Health (GKEN), International Health Consulting, and i-genius, with the Cigna Foundation as lead sponsor.

NEW! Brussels, Belgium: 3-4 April 2014

EU summit on how to address chronic diseases in Europe

On 3-4 April 2014, the first European Chronic Diseases Summit, entitled "Addressing the medical, social and economic burden of chronic diseases in the EU", will take place. It will focus on innovation, prevention and disease management strategies. 

NEW! Atlanta (Georgia), USA: 1 April 2014

2014 IAWHP Executive Summit on Worksite Health Promotion

The IAWHP (International Association for Worksite Health Promotion) Summit is designed for executives, practitioners & students. The event will provide the business justification for establishing & maintaining a WHP programme as well as offer an understanding of the emerging trends in effective programming. Practical applications, case studies and best practices.

NEW! Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 17-20 March 2014

12th International Congress on Obesity

Expand and build on your obesity knowledge. Pick and choose from the rich and exciting educational programme including: award plenaries, new investigator awards, poster sessions, debate sessions, industry and non-industry symposia sessions, satellite events. Some of the most prominent thought leaders in obesity from accross the globe will be present at this event, organised by the International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO). 

NEW! Berlin, Germany: 20-21 February 2014

International conference on "Human Economy - Sustainable Resource Management of an ageing workforce"

On 20-21 February, the ddn - the Demographic Network organises an interactive conference on Sustainable Resource Management. The conference focuses on 4 pillars to make yourself ready to change the working environment: plan for the future (sustainable HR planning), keep your employees healthy (workplace health), develop diverse career models (for older workers) and manage risks (knowledge transfer). To register, please use 

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NEW! Boston MA, USA: 27-29 January 2014

Work, Health, and Well-Being: Integrating Wellness and Occupational Health and Safety in the Workplace

Organised by the Harvard School of Public Health, this program is designed for professionals with direct responsibility for worker health and safety. Participants gain the skills necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of workplace health strategies, translate this evidence into practice, and implement these strategies to design health promotion and occupational health and safety programs. For more information, click on the link above or contact Mr Peter J. Bretton at

NEW! Bilbao, Spain: 11-12 November 2013

'Healthy Workplaces Summit on Working together for risk prevention'

The Healthy Workplaces Summit will bring to a close the two-year EU-OSHA pan-European Healthy Workplaces Campaign on  the topic of "working together for risk prevention", raising awareness of the importance of managment leadership and worker participation for improving health and safety at work. Since April 2012, the campaign has initiated and supported a wide range of activities at both European and national level to promote this important topic across Europe's workplaces.
Draft agenda - description of workshops - practical information

NEW! Brussels, Belgium: 22-23 October 2013

'Workplace Health Practices for Employees with Chronic Illness'

On 22-23 October 2013, the 9th ENWHP initiative 'Promoting Healthy Work for Employees with Chronic Illness - Public Health and Work (PHWork)' will be concluded with a large conference in Brussels. The aims of this conference are to raise further awareness about the impact of chronic diseases on the labour market and the social security and to exchange and improve knowledge and cooperation of all stakeholders about the possibilities to retain workers with a chronic disease, or facilitate their return to work.

NEW! Bologna, Italy: 4-6 October 2013

'Fighting for safe and healthy work and a safe and healthy world'

European Work Hazards Network organises their 13th conference for labour & occupational health and safety representatives and professionals from 4 to 6 October. Bringing together workplace activists from the EU and other European Countries, alongside occupational health and safety specialists and academics, this 13th biennial conference aims to: work for equality of health and safety prevention and protection accross Europe, give workers and professionals new solutions (technical and organisational) to assure healthy workplaces etc. Programme...

NEW! Paris, France: 1 October 2013

'Evaluer les risques psychosociaux, mettre à jour son document unique, c'est possible...'

A colloquium organised by ANACT (ENWHP's National Contact Office for France) on the 1st of October 2013, in Paris. The colloquium discusses how to incorporate psychosocial risks into the French document for risk assessment ("le document unique"), including the approach by ANACT and testimonies by businesses.

NEW! Sao Paulo, Brazil: 29 September 2013

1st Latin American Summit on Healthy Workplaces

Join the Global Healthy Workplace Awards team and human resource (HR) managers, policy makers and health professionals working with local enterprises as well as multinational employers from all over Latin and South America for what promises to be a most interesting and innovative day. The Summit is in conjunction with the ABQV conference (September 30 - October 3). The ABQV attracts over 700 participants from accros South America. Programme... 

NEW! Tønsberg, Norway: 17-19 June 2013

7th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference. Promoting Health in Everyday Settings: Opportunities and Challenges 

The 7th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference offers a unique insight into Nordic perspectives on health promotion, and will enhance our understanding of health promotion across a variety of settings and issues such as workplace health promotion, health promoting schools, salutogenesis and mental health and well-being. For more information click on the link above or contact Steffen Torp:

NEW! Linköping, Sweden: 12-14 June 2013

International HELIX conference on "Innovative Practices in Work, Organisation and Regional Development"

One of the greatest challenges of the future is to improve the society's capability for innovation, renewal as well as wealth creation and sustainable development. The International Helix Conference 2013 is focused on a perspective that an organisation is not only an effective production system but could also be a system for promoting learning, health, gender equality and creativity.

The HELIX Vinn Excellence Centre is inviting researchers as well as practitioners and policymakers to participate in the International HELIX Conference in 2013. The conference is organised in six tracks and offers various opportunities of participation, such as scientific sessions, scientist and practitioner sessions and open discussions between researchers and practitioners.

NEW! Gothenburg, Sweden: 22-24 May 2013

21st international conference on "Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services"

For the program of the 21st International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services (HPH) in May 2013, the Scientific Committee decided to focus on approaches and tools to develop more health oriented health services.

The conference will mark the 20th anniversary of the European Pilot Hospital Project of Health Promoting Hospitals (EPHP). This project came to life in 1993 with the aim to make the WHO Ottawa Charters? demand to ?reorient health services? a reality for hospitals.

After 1995, the HPH conference 2013 will be the second one hosted by the Swedish HPH network. The 2013 conference will take further discussions on health gain measurement and related topics that were initiated earlier on. Top international speakers and experts and experienced HPH practitioners will be present at this conference to discuss the topics of the day.

NEW! London, UK: 10-12 April 2013

First Global Healthy Workplace Awards
Open for Applications until February 10

The ENWHP encourages European employers to apply to the 1st Global Healthy Workplace Awards program. The Awards Summit will be held on April 10-12, 2013 in London. The Global Awards program follows the World Health Organization Healthy Workplace Model for Action and will recognize employers in three categories: small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), large enterprises (over 250 employess) and specialized programs (employers of all sizes who run a particularly innovative workplace health promotion program in some but not necessarily all of the components). The IAWHP serves on the advisory board. The application deadline is February 10, 2013.

NEW! Riga, Latvia: 6-7 December 2012

International conference on "Occupational Health and Safety: From Policies to Practice"

Recent 10 years have brought many changes in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) systems and policies around the Baltic Sea and so the aim of the conference is to look back whether the changing policies and practices have also brought changes in workers? health and safety or in other words - have the policies been put into practice.

The conference is organised by the Latvian RSU Institute of Occupational Safety and Environmental Health and will combine plenary sessions with parallel sessions on several topics as well as poster sessions. A book of conference proceedings with full text articles will be published in spring 2013.

NEW! Brussels, Belgium: 29 November 2012

International conference on "Reinventing Healthy Ageing"

On the occasion of the European Year 2012 for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations, the AIM conference focuses on a crucial topic ?healthy ageing?. For more information, check out the website of the AIM conference.

NEW! Copenhagen, Denmark: 12 November 2012

Round table on "Physical activity, obesity, nutrition and diabetes: interrelated challenges at the workplace"

The European Network for Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP) organises a round table on 'Physical activity, obesity, nutrition and diabetes: interrelated challenges at the workplace' in Copenhagen (Denmark) on 12 November 2012.

ENWHP presents you with three lectures during this round table:
1. ActivatEU - the Social Innovation Lab for an Active and Healthy Europe
(Mr Steve Bell, NHS Health Scotland)

2. Diabetes as the hidden challenge for future WHP
(Dr Kjeld Poulsen, Steno Health Promotion Centre)

3. Nutrition, physical activity and obesity & the European network for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity
(Dr Joao Breda, World Health Organisation)

NEW! Stara Lesna, Slovakia: 13-14 October 2012

Symposium on "Lifestyle and Risk Factors in Diseases of Civilization"

The overall goal of the symposium is to bring toghether physicians and scientists from diverse fields with a common interest in mechanisms operating within pathophysiology of lifestyle-related diseases and their prevention and treatments. The symposium is couple with the International C.I.A.N.S. Conference.

NEW! Stara Lesna, Slovakia: 10-12 October 2012

International C.I.A.N.S. Conference 2012

Collegium Internationale Activitatis Nervosae Superioris (C.I.A.N.S.) is the oldest international society in the field of behavioural neuroscience, integrative physiology and prychosomatic relations. It emphasizes an integrative approach in order to understand how and by which mechanisms psychosocial factors influence behaviour, homeostasis and health. Another goal is to support development of health care measures which could decrease death and disability from disease.

NEW! Boston (MA), USA: 17-20 September 2012

Work, Health, and Wellbeing: Strategic Solutions for Integrating Wellness and Occupational Safety and Health in the Workplace

A new program hosted by the Harvard School of Public Health Center for Continuing Professional Education, which offers participants the tools they need to implement or improve an integrated workplace health promotion and occupational health program. For more information, click on the link above or contact Mr Peter J. Bretton at


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