Occupational Safety
and Health stocktaking Summit

and Health

  • 09:00 – 17:00 (GMT+1) on 15 May and 09:00 - 14:00 on 16 May
  • Stockholm
  • Münchenbryggeriet
  • Moderator: Olaf Bruns

Live Event

The OSH Summit will take stock of progress since the adoption of the EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2021-2027. The Summit will draw on the first lessons learned and recommend any necessary redirection of this strategy. It is the occasion to listen to all parties involved, discuss on the steps taken, empower all the actors in the EU OSH arena, and proceed to a collaborative scheme of action that will transform the principles into reality, in the spirit of the European Pillar of Social Rights.

The Summit will be a very good opportunity to discuss a number of key priorities on how to keep OSH up-to-date, accompanying the green and digital transitions, demographic developments and addressing some key issues in this policy area. In this context, the OSH summit will focus, among other topics, on the progress achieved on the ‘Vision Zero’ approach to work-related deaths, on mental health at work, on the progress achieved in updating and strengthening the national OSH strategies in the Member States in light of the EU OSH strategic framework as well as on the impact of heatwaves and climate change on the health and safety of workers.

Moreover, as the Summit will take place in Sweden, local actors involved in the implementation of OSH Strategies will be invited to share their experiences and expertise. This will also bring the opportunity to exchange and contrast specific experiences and practices in other Member States.

The OSH Summit will contribute to recall the importance to keep OSH high in the policy agenda and to involve stakeholders still more closely in the implementation of the EU OSH Strategic Framework.



  • 08:45 – 09:30

    Arrival and accreditation of the participants
  • Plenary session

  • 09:30 – 09:35

    Welcome address

    + Sophia Metelius - State Secretary, Swedish Ministry of Employment

  • 09:35 – 09:50

    Keynote speaker

    + Christa Sedlatschek - former Executive Director, EU-OSHA

  • 09:50 – 10:05

    Occupational safety and health in Europe: state and trends 2023

    + William Cockburn - Interim Executive Director, EU-OSHA

  • Parallel Breakout Sessions

  • 10:05 – 11:45

    Session 1

    + MENTAL HEALTH AT WORK - Moderator: Inese Podgaiska

    Discussion paper Presented by Prof. Tores THEORELL (15’)
    (Presentation - THEORELL)

    EU-OSHA, Malgorzata MILCZAREK: ‘Psychosocial risks and mental health at work in post-pandemic workplaces - lessons learned and actions needed’ (15’)
    (Presentation - MILCZAREK)

    WHO – Dr Ledia LAZëRI, Regional Advisor for Mental Health, “WHO guidelines for mental health at work” (15’)
    (Presentation - LAZëRI)

    SLIC – Minke WERSäLL “Guidance to support labour inspectors” (10’)
    (Presentation - WERSäLL)

    Social partners: Marian SCHAAPMAN / Kris DE MEESTER (15’ each)
    (Presentation - SCHAAPMAN)

  • Session 2

    + NATIONAL STRATEGIES - Moderator: Lina Feltwall

    Joost Korte, Director-General, Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission, The EU OSH Strategic Framework as a key driver for national strategies

    Lothar Lieck, OSH Adviser Evidence from the EU OSH Information system - OSH Barometer and ‘State and trends of OSH’- report
    (Presentation - Lieck)

    Open discussion

    William Cockburn, Interim Executive Director, EU-OSHAMapping national strategies in the light of the EU-Strategic Framework
    (Presentation - Cockburn)

    Open discussion

  • Session 3

    + VISION ZERO - Moderator: Silke Wettach

    Discussion paper presented by Dr. Viktor HRYMAK (15’)
    (Presentation - HRYMAK)

    EU-OSHA, Ioannis ANYFANTIS “Regaining the momentum: Artificial Intelligence for task automation and implications for Occupational Safety and Health” (15’)
    (Presentation - ANYFANTIS)

    ACSH WP Vision Zero chair - Andreas STOIMENIDIS (10’)
    (Presentation - STOIMENIDIS)

    SLIC – Ms Fátima PISCO, co-chair of the SLIC working-group preparing the next SLIC campaign on Accidents at Work (10’)
    (Presentation - PISCO)

    ISSA: Magdalena WACHNICKA-WITZKE, Director Communication and International Cooperation Office (15’)

    Social partners: (15’ each) Michael GILLEN / Sebastian SCHNEIDER

  • Session 4

    + CLIMATE CHANGE AND HEATWAVES AND OSH - Moderator: Matteo Pederzoli

    Discussion paper presented by Dr. Elspeth OPPERMANN (15’)
    (Presentation - OPPERMANN)

    EU-OSHA, Elke SCHNEIDER (20’)
    (Presentation - SCHNEIDER)

    Eurofound - Agnes PARENT-THIRION, Senior research manager at Eurofound’s Working Life unit (15’)
    (Presentation - PARENT-THIRION)

    Greece - Dr. Andreas FLOURIS (15’)
    (Presentation - FLOURIS)

    European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT), General Secretary Kristjan BRAGASON (15’)

    Employers’ Group of Professional Agricultural Organisations (GEOPA) (15’)

  • 11:45 – 12:15

    Morning Coffee Break
  • 12:15 – 13:00

    Session 1

    + General discussion

  • Session 2


    Carlos Arranz, Director of National Institute for Health and Safety at Work, Ministry for Work and Social Economy, Spain, Involving social partners and regions in the national strategy
    (Presentation - Arranz)

    Liisa Hakala, Director, Department for Work and Gender Equality, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland Integrating the OSH strategy into the higher policy context - new concepts
    (Presentation - Hakala)

    Godelieve Ponnet, Advisor general, Directorate-General for the Humanisation of Work, Federal Public Services Employment, Work and Social Dialogue, Belgium Ensuring the strategy delivers at company level
    (Presentation - Ponnet)


  • Session 3

    + General discussion

  • Session 4

    + General discussion

  • 13:00 – 14:30

    Lunch Break
  • 14:30 – 14:45

    Feedback from the morning sessions

    + Olaf Bruns - moderator

  • 14:45 – 15:30

    Institutional opening

    + Commissioner Nicolas Schmit - European Commission

    + Paulina Brandberg - Swedish Minister for Gender Equality and Working Life

    + Alicia Homs Ginel - EP EMPL Committee First Vice-Chair

    + Claes-Mikael Ståhl – Deputy General Secretary, ETUC

    + Maxime Cerutti - Director of Social Affairs, BusinessEurope

  • 15:30 – 16:00

    Afternoon Coffee break
  • 16:00 – 17:15

    Ministerial roundtable

    Political exchange on a Vision for OSH

    + Karien van Gennip - Minister of Employment, the Netherlands

    + Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi - Minister for Public Works and Planning, Malta

  • 17:15

    Closing of day 1
  • 19:30 – 21:30

    Dinner at Södra Teatern hosted by the Swedish Presidency

Plenary session

  • 09:30 – 09:45

    Welcome address

    + Helena Westin

  • 09:45 – 11:00

    Roundtable: focus on implementation

    + William Cockburn - Interim Executive Director EU-OSHA

    + Håkan Olsson, Deputy Director General, Swedish Work Environment Authority - SLIC

    + Hanne Berthelsen - Associate Professor of Leadership and Organisation, Malmö University, Sweden

    + Joaquim Nunes Pintado - Branch Chief, Labour Inspection and OSH, ILO

  • 11:00 – 11:30

    Morning Coffee break
  • 11:30 – 12:15

    Presentation of outcomes and ceremonial conclusions of the Summit

    + Commissioner Nicolas Schmit – European Commission

    + Paulina Brandberg - Swedish Minster for Gender Equality and Working life.

    + Maxime Cerutti - Director of Social Affairs, BusinessEurope

    + Claes-Mikael Ståhl – Deputy General Secretary, ETUC

  • 12:15 – 13:00

    Light Lunch
  • 13:00

    Departure of buses to study visit
  • 14:00 – 16:00

    Study visit at the Security parc
  • Venue of the Summit

    The OSH Summit will be held at Münchenbryggeriet in Stockholm, Sweden.

       Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2, 118 25 Stockholm, Sweden



    Complementary events

    First Preparatory Workshop


    2 December 2022

    This online workshop was an opportunity to discuss the topics of "Mental Health at Work" and the “Vision Zero” approach to work-related deaths. The participants were, among others, OSH experts from national authorities, representatives of the EU social partners, EU-OSHA and academic experts.

    Second Preparatory Workshop


    15 February 2023

    This one-day face-to-face event took place in Brussels. In addition to the topics discussed during the first preparatory workshop, “Climate change and OSH” was also extensively discussed. Most of the participants were the same delegates that attended the first online preparatory workshop.

    First Follow-up Workshop


    26 September 2023

    This workshop will take place in Toledo, Spain. Its aim is to develop and further discuss the exchanges held during the OSH Summit on the particular topic of Mental Health at Work.

    Second Follow-up Workshop



    This second follow-up workshop, to be organised online, will be an opportunity to continue the discussions on Mental Health at Work initiated during the workshop in Toledo.