Around fifteen participants were present from Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Hungary and Czech Republic. The workshop was meant to continue the work done already in the region and to suggest future actions to be taken.
The ILO expert Wiking Husbert presented the ILO perspective on occupational health and safety with the accent on standards, mechanisms and technical assistance. He stressed the importance of developing social dialogue when negotiating health and safety clauses and the importance of introducing the preventive culture when discussing the national programs.
Gyorgy Karoly from MSZOSZ Hungary referred to the EU perspective on occupational health and safety and the role of trade unions and Vlastimir Altner from CMKOS Czech Republic explained the challenges faced by the workers in the mining sector. The participants stressed the importance of the health and safety issues, the necessity to develop their work in the field and proposed a bigger event to take place in the region with the involvement of trade union leaders.