Click2Move in the European Researchers' Night
The European Researchers' Night is a Europe-wide public event, which displays the diversity of science and its impact on citizens' daily lives. This event aims to bring research and researchers closer to the public; promote excellent research projects across Europe and beyond; increase the interest of young people in science and research careers; and showcase
Click2Move participated in the European Researchers' Night 2023 that took place on Friday 29 September 2023, by presenting an informative video about the goal of the project and how it works. The video is shared on the European Researchers' Night YouTube channel.
We invite you to watch it.
Save the date!
EU closing event of the Erasmus+ program "Municipal Urban Cleaners on health and safety for better quality of life and wellbeing” will take place on Friday September 29th in Athens, Greece and will be also available online.
The Symposium will highlight the importance and necessity of multicomponent and integrated approaches for supporting the health and safety of employees during Public Health emergencies, as well as effective ways to promote the generation of behaviours, attitudes, and skills towards this perspective. It’s aimed to host policy makers, Municipalities, occupational physicians, adult trainers, employee representatives, academic institutions, and other relevant bodies across Europe. It will be an excellent opportunity to exchange views and share the knowledge that project partners have gained in this field, including the training tools they developed for the employees and now available for further exploitation in other European countries under specific guidance that will also be presented.
Further information on registration will be posted shortly here!
In Memoriam Horst Kloppenburg *17th November 1943 †15th August 2023
Horst Kloppenburg died on the 15th of August 2023 in his home city of Essen.
He was principal administrator in the European Commission (until 2014 known as the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO), and responsible and active in the field of health promotion. Health promotion and disease prevention are included within the public health strategies of the EU to improve the health status of populations or relevant sub-groups.
There have been many European policies in this field. Horst’s strength was to see that European policies can only successfully implemented by the creation of stable networks in which members can learn from and support each other. In his professional career he pushed forward the establishment of a number of Europe-wide networks. One of his children was the establishment of the European Network for Workplace Health Promotion in 1996.
WHP aims to introduce the ‘healthy organisation’ as an important priority on the agenda of all relevant stakeholders from the workplace and beyond. With Horst Kloppenburg we have lost a person who was an active driver in the field of health promotion!
This Photo shows him with the European members of the ENWHP and of WHO after the foundation in 1996. All members of the board of ENWHP mourn the passing of Horst Kloppenburg and are grateful for the boost and support that he gave to the health of workers throughout the EU.
Working for Mental Wellbeing
Working for Mental Wellbeing is a free hybrid event organised by ENWHP and hosted by INSST (Instituto Nacional de Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo) in Barcelona.
Its main purpose is to reflect on best practice in relation to Workplace Mental Health Promotion and to discuss the work in this area in which ENWHP is currently involved. A key output will be to develop a ‘Barcelona Declaration on Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work,’ to which governmental bodies, business organisations, social partners and employers will be asked to commit.
The event will also provide an opportunity to help shape ENWHP going forward.
If you would like to attend in person (a limited number of places are available), please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Online registration is open Here
Factors for reducing sedentary behaviours among home-office workers
Research Fellow in The Health & Occupation Research Network (THOR)
The University of Manchester is seeking a research fellow for The Health & Occupation Research Network (THOR) working closely with the academic and support staff, participating physicians and the funding bodies.
The Health & Occupation Research network (THOR) operates from the COEH at the University of Manchester to collect data on occupational disease in the UK and Ireland. This project, funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Health and Safety Authority in Ireland, relies on more than 1000 specialists and occupational physicians who voluntarily report cases of occupational and work-related ill health.
Inclusion of safe and healthy environment in the ILO's framework of fundamental principles and rights at work
The Conference #ILC2022 has formally approved the resolution on the inclusion of a safe and healthy working environment in the ILO’s framework of fundamental principles and rights at work. Conventions Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981 (No. 155) and the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187) will be considered as fundamental Conventions. Carmen Bueno has elaborated an information note in Spanish.
10th Healthy Workplace awards applications
The Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces opens the 10th healthy workplace awards applications.
Applications are open to ALL employer organisations (for profit and not-for-profit, local and international) in one of three categories:
+ Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs): with less than 500 employees who run exemplary programs.
+ Large Enterprises: with more than 500 employees who run exemplary programs at one local worksite.
+ Multi-national Enterprises: employers with employees in different countries who run exemplary programs across multiple worksite locations and countries.
WHO new FACTSHEET - The vicious cycle of tobacco use and mental illness – a double burden on health
A new factsheet launched by WHO examines the intricate connections between tobacco use and mental illness. The factsheet stresses the urgent need to address these connections: 2 in 3 people with severe mental health conditions are current smokers, which has an enormous impact on health. Reducing smoking among people with mental illness is identified as the single most effective action for reducing the gap in life expectancy.
A double burden on health
The factsheet identifies a feedback loop between mental ill health and tobacco use. Mental illness makes people twice as likely to use tobacco and, at the same time, tobacco makes people more vulnerable to mental health concerns.
The relationship between tobacco usage and mental health is complex and eye-opening. Some figures released in the factsheet are shocking – people with severe mental health conditions die on average 15–20 years prematurely, with tobacco cited as one of the main causes of death.
The impact of tobacco use is not limited to mortality rates, but also affects quality of life and attempts to cope with poor mental health. For example, tobacco reduces the effectiveness of certain medications for mental health. Conversely, quitting tobacco can allow people on certain antipsychotic medications to reduce the dosage by up to 25%.
Taking a myth-busting approach, the factsheet is packed with striking statistics drawn from up-to-date research. It foregrounds how essential it is for public health systems to support people with mental illness to quit tobacco. In addition to benefitting physical health, cessation can lead to numerous improvements in mental health, such as reduced levels of depression, anxiety and stress; enhanced mood; and even improved symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
EU Parliament tender procedure
The European Parliament (EP) seeks currently to contract consulting services in order to support the European Parliament's Prevention and Well-Being at Work Unit in managing the occupational risks faced by staff of the EP (TED ref.: 2022/S 015-031143).
For detailed information, please follow the link towards the tender documents. Questions will be dealt with through the same e-tendering platform.