Board, Members and Divisions

ENWHP is a membership organisation with membership open to representative bodies such as ministries of labour and health, institutes of occupational health and safety and academic and research institutions.

Membership is welcomed from organisations across the public and private sectors from large, medium and small employers as well as from interested individuals.


It acts as the legal entity of the ENWHP and also as the group that sets overall policy for the network. It includes the President, a co-president and the secretariat.


ENWHP distinguishes amongst two types of membership:


Membership is open to organisations and individuals coming from the European Union and EEA (European Economic Area). This includes eligibility to be nominated by ENWHP to act as a National Contact Office for ENWHP, with one member being identified per country (or region).

International Members

International Membership is open to organisations and individuals coming from countries outside of Europe. International members are very much welcomed and will be able to participate in and access all aspects of the work of the network except in certain specific areas.


Policy and advocacy – will identify issues for policy development in the area of WHP; develop them in a collaborative way and pursue their implementation at EU and national levels.

Research – will seek to identify opportunities for and carry out research into WHP worldwide; develop a broad research network and act to implement the results of research into policy and practice.

Education and Training – will promote training in the area of WHP.  It will build upon existing training resources to promote better training for WHP experts as well as helping provide training directly.

Accreditation – will develop a European Standard for good practice in WHP which can be applied to workplaces.  It will build upon and be consistent with existing national standards and will develop a European award scheme that workplaces can apply for.

Practice – will support the practice of WHP at organizational level through the development of guidelines, creating an online resource of examples of good practice, creating a network or interested practitioners and organizing events to support improved practice.

Communication and networking – will be the main communications vehicle for the network.  It will publish newsletters and blogs; maintain an internet and social media presence; work to inform policy makers and other stakeholders of developments; and help develop ENWHP events such as conferences and workshops.