All Eastern partnership countries were represented at the tripartite level together with EU Commission representatives and experts from Poland, Latvia, Bulgaria and western European experts.
The objective of the workshop was to present the EU approach to developing policies related to the area of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), the respective institutional setup and the implementation process in securing healthy work environment, efficient and competitive economies though social dialogue at various levels and procedures for information and consultation. The workshop had discussed the situations in Eastern Partnership countries ( EaP) and Russia in view of the process of negotiating Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements ( DCFTAs) with the EU and in terms what of the EU approaches, standards and social dialogue systems dealing with OSH policies can be relevant and feasible in the reform process in their countries. The first day was dedicated to presentation on social dialogue in OHS , role of social partners, EU capacity building for the Eastern Partnership region and EU sectoral dialogue, developing a prevention culture at the workplace and EU assistance programs for Eastern Partnership region. The second day all participants joined a round table on what strategies for OSH in future and the role of social dialogue and how to integrate EU strategies on OSH in global policies. The workshop came over with proposals for the possibilities for future cooperation and joint activities involving the EU and the Eastern Partnership countries in the field of OSH.