2nd ENETOSH project meeting held
5 to 7 July 2006 at BGAG in Dresden
Pleasant summer weather marked the 2nd ENETOSH project meeting, held from 5 to 7 July at the BG Institute Work and Health (BGAG) in Dresden. A total of 20 decision-makers from the 13 partner institutions attended the meeting.

| Bild: ENETOSH project partner |

The intensive project work has proved effective: the project is running to schedule. The results to date: the ENETOSH Internet platform, a collection of 208 examples of good practice in Europe, a growing network with new silent project partners from Germany and Poland, a comprehensive body of 300 contacts in Europe for evaluation, and closer co-operation within the core network itself. In order to optimize the project quality further, a quality management system has been presented for the first time for the ENETOSH Internet platform. This system also includes an editorial committee. The Editorial Committee is composed of elected representatives from the expert groups:

  • Kindergarten/School: Susanne Ulk, BAR U&F, Denmark

  • Initial Vocational Education and Training: Reinhard Körbler, AUVA,     Austria

  • Higher Education: Paul Swuste, TU Delft, Netherlands

  • Continuing Vocational Education and Training: Lidmila Kleinová,     CIVOP, Czech Republic

  • Paul Swuste is the Chair.

    The second day of the meeting marked the beginning of the second half of the project, in which competence profiles were developed for lecturers and trainers in occupational safety and health. These competence profiles are to form the basis for a sectoral European standard geared to the European Qualification Framework (EQF), which is currently in development. The basis for the initial discussions was provided by the basic paper on changes in the world of work and their impact upon education and training in occupational safety and health in Europe, written by Matti Ylikoski (FIOH) and Paul Swuste (TU Delft).

    After three days of intensive work in the plenum and in small groups, the second project meeting came to a successful close. As a final highlight of the meeting, all but one of the project partners also attended the follow-on event, the "6th Training & Innovation: A-B-C Health, Safety and More". At this event, the examples of good practice gathered by ENETOSH were presented in workshops; opportunity was provided for visitors to pool their own experiences, and to forge and intensify new and existing contacts.