Study visit – June 18-22, 2018
Study visit to an EU country for exchange of experiences regarding strategic, organizational planning, implementation of OSH standards, advocacy and involvement of civil society organizations in the decision-making process.
The purpose of the study visit was to provide first-hand information on best practices and knowledge related to strategical, organizational planning, implementation of OSH standards, running an awareness campaign (communication strategy, advocacy skills and networking) and involvement of civil society organizations in the decision-making process. Also, to enable the participants to exchange views, experiences and good practices with other CSO representatives from the region and from the European Union.
At the workshop on the topic: NEED FOR LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENTS OR NEW LAW ON SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK organized by the Macedonian Occupational Safety and Health Association (11-13 July 2018), Bojan Kordalov, a regional expert, disseminated the acquired experience and knowledge during the study visit in EU-OSHA.
Quote:”I must say it was a great visit. The use of social media for campaign was one of the main topics that were discussed. We could hear more about how the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work works, ie how important is the information about the safety and health at work for the EU Member States, not only in the theoretical way, but above all in practical ways.
We also had the opportunity to hear the Balkan experiences. The Balkans is similar with European countries, regarding using of informing and social media. This is a time when a lot of attention is paid to this type of communication, because the citizens have more cooperation with partners and institution in building policy and raising awareness for safe and healthy workplaces. ”
Present at the event were: relevant stakeholders from this field: academic, scientific, professional sphere.