Welcome to the European Network for Workplace Health Promotion
work. in tune with life.
New EU Worklife balance Directive in force today
The Council adopted in June a Directive on work-life balance for parents and carers which aims to increase the participation of women in the labour market and the take-up of family-related leave and flexible working arrangements. This Directive is in force since 2 August 2019 and EU Member states shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with it by 2 August 2022. This Directive also repeals the Council Directive 2010/18/EU with effect of 2 August 2022.
New ILO Convention to combat violence and harassment at work
A new Convention and accompanying Recommendation to combat violence and harassment in the world of work have been adopted by the International Labour Conference (ILC). The new international labour standard aims to protect workers and employees, irrespective of their contractual status, and includes persons in training, interns and apprentices, workers whose employment has been terminated, volunteers, job seekers and job applicants. It recognizes that “individuals exercising the authority, duties or responsibilities of an employer” can also be subjected to violence and harassment. The Convention will enter into force 12 months after two member States have ratified it. The Recommendation, which is not legally binding, provides guidelines on how the Convention could be applied.
To know more about the significance of this new Convention read Shauna Olney, Chief, Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch, ILO post.
All organisations or persons, being personally or professionally interested or involved in the field of health at work, can become a member of ENWHP.
Since 1996 ENWHP has addressed the objectives of the Ottawa Charter and has been at the leading edge of the developments in European workplace health promotion. By means of various joint initiatives, it developed good practice criteria and established infrastructures for WHP in the Member States. Through these national forums, ENWHP facilitates the cross - border exchange of information and the dissemination of good workplace health practice in Europe.
• Networking with Peers
• Policy development
• Latest research and practice
• Career development
• Free access to new guidelines