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25 AugustNDPHS e-Newsletter 2/2012 - news and updates at a glance
 

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The Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being (NDPHS) is pleased to announce that a new issue of its bi-annual
e-Newsletter is now available on the NDPHS website.

In this issue, we place the focus on occupational safety and health. In the opening article Mr. Wiking Husberg, the Chairman of the NDPHS Task Group on Occupational Safety and Health, addresses the issue of cost-effectiveness of health and safety. Further, we invite you to read about the importance of achieving a work-life balance and suggested policies in this regard.

Following the above are two articles about regional networks active in the field of occupational safety and health, namely, the Baltic Sea Network on Occupational Health and Safety and the NDPHS Task Group on Occupational Safety and Health. Read three articles presenting some of the activities of these two networks, including an article on a project aimed at developing and implementing occupational safety and health system in the North-West region of the Russian Federation. The ongoing work on analysis of occupational health services in NDPHS countries and the outcomes of an updating course on occupational diseases held in Riga, Latvia in January 2012, have also been presented. You will also find an article about WASI, a project aimed at improving occupational well-being.

Following the above are invitations to several interesting events that will take place later this year. These are: an expert-level “eHealth Acceptance Conference 2012” to be organised by the “ICT for Health” project partners, a transnational conference devoted to the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, the “Baltic Sea Arena – WorkingLife” to be organised by Arbetsmiljöforum (the NDPHS has agreed to support the organisation of the event and to contribute to it), and an “International Conference on Occupational Health and Safety: From Policies to Practice” to be organised by the Latvian Institute of Occupational Health and Environmental Health.

We wish you an interesting reading. Please note that NDPHS e-Newsletters are distributed only in an electronic format and can be downloaded from the NDPHS website at http://www.ndphs.org/?e-newsletter.


Further information:

NDPHS Secretariat
Slussplan 9
P.O. Box 2010
103 11 Stockholm, SWEDEN
Phone (switchboard): +46 8 440 1920
Fax: +46 8 440 1944
E-mail: secretariat@ndphs.org

21 JuneNDPHS e-Newsletter 1/2012 - news and updates at a glance
 

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The Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being (NDPHS) is pleased to announce that a new issue of its bi-annual
e-Newsletter is now available on the NDPHS website.

The issue opens with an article about the NDPHS efforts to have health prioritised on the regional agenda. Read about contined efforts of the Partnership to encourage that health would be better positioned within the funding priorities during the next EU financial period as well as included as a separate priority in the Action Plan of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).

You will also find an article about the 9th Baltic Sea States Summit held in May 2012 in Stralsund, Germany and, more specifically, its plenary session on the impact of demographic change. The Prime Ministers and the President of the European Commission had a stimulating debate during it on main challenges posed by the demographic change and policies to induce win-win situations for the future.

Following the above are two articles about the 3rd Annual EUSBSR Forum held just a few days ago in Copenhagen, Denmark. Many interesting events took place during it, which provided an opportunity to discuss the progress so far and the way forward. As in the past, the NDPHS took an active role in the event – read about the session “Making Success Stories with Russian Partners” co-organised during the Forum by the NDPHS and the outcomes of the Forum’s sessions devoted to the review of the EUSBSR Action Plan.

The issue closes with an article about PrimCare IT, a flagship project of the EUSBSR Action Plan, aimed at counteracting brain drain and professional isolation of health professionals.

We wish you an interesting reading. Please note that NDPHS e-Newsletters are distributed only in an electronic format and can be downloaded from the NDPHS website at http://www.ndphs.org/?e-newsletter.

 

Further information:

NDPHS Secretariat
Slussplan 9
P.O. Box 2010
103 11 Stockholm, SWEDEN
Phone (switchboard): +46 8 440 1920
Fax: +46 8 440 1944
E-mail: secretariat@ndphs.org
 

13 June“Making Success Stories with Russian Partners” - an invitation to a parallel session during the 3rd Annual Forum on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
 

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Why we will hold it

The European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) aims at reinforcing regional cooperation to tackle common challenges. The EUSBSR includes objectives which call for constructive cooperation with non-EU partner countries, in particular, with Russia, in order to achieve concrete results. Despite growing interest in cooperating with Russian partners, this effort has achieved varying degrees of success and it is widely recognised that this cooperation should be intensified. Pragmatic solutions must be sought, based on a partner-to-partner dialogue and mutual benefits.

There are examples of a fruitful collaboration involving EU and Russian partners established at various levels and engaging various stakeholders – national governments, parliamentarians, sub-regional and local authorities, universities, businesses and grass-root NGOs. Some of these examples will be presented at the session entitled “Making Success Stories with Russian Partners” during the forthcoming EUSBSR Annual Forum. The session will be co-organized by the NDPHS and the Turku process, both of which have a track record of such accomplishments.

The aim of the session is to help advance EU-Russia cooperation in the Baltic Sea region, and in this way to contribute to fostering the objectives of the EUSBSR, by providing inspiration for those engaged in the EUSBSR who would like to make their own success stories with Russian partners. Presented against the background of regional policies, the success stories will cover different sectors, among them health and the environment.


What are the session’s objectives

• To provide examples of the established EU-Russia cooperation which contribute to fostering the objectives of the EUSBSR; to share experiences and lessons learned;
• To identify drivers and obstacles to strengthening cooperation between EU and Russian partners;
• To present tools and cooperation frameworks, such as the Northern Dimension policy and the Turku process, which can be used by interested stakeholders;
• To discuss the way ahead towards more success stories.


Who are the speakers

The session speakers come from a variety of institutions and organisations operating at different levels:

• Ms. Hanna Lehtinen, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland;
• Prof. Dr. Yulia Mikhaylova, First Deputy Director, Federal Research Institute for Health Care Organization and Information (speaking on behalf of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation);
• Mr. Arne Grove, Director, NCM Information Office in Kaliningrad;
• Ms. Darja Ahutina, Director, NORDEN Association, Russia;
• Ms. Sofia Rekord, Vice Rector, Head of International Economic Relations, St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance, Russia.


Who will moderate the session

• Mr. Marek Maciejowski, Head of the NDPHS Secretariat;
• Mr. Mikko Lohikoski, Coordinator of the Turku process.

Who specifically should feel interested in taking part

Everybody participating in the EUSBSR Annual Forum is invited to attend the session – decision-makers, civil servants, company and NGO representatives and academics should find it interesting and useful to listen to the presentations and participate in the discussion.

The session might be of particular interest to the EUSBSR Priority Area Coordinators, Horizontal Action Leaders and Flagship Project Leaders.


Time and place

Date: Monday 18 June 2012
Time:
16.15-17.30
Place:
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Auditorium 2.1 (building No. 90), Philip de Langes Allé 10, Copenhagen, Denmark
Registration: http://www.bsr2012.eu/

 

We are looking forward to seeing you!

 

Further information:

NDPHS Secretariat
Slussplan 9
P.O. Box 2010
103 11 Stockholm, SWEDEN
Phone (switchboard): +46 8 440 1920
Fax: +46 8 440 1944
E-mail: secretariat@ndphs.org
 

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