IZA/OECD Employment Seminar on Policies for a Better Working Environment

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IZA/OECD Employment Seminar on Policies for a Better Working Environment
November 21, 2016

Monday, November 21 2016


Stefano Scarpetta (OECD and IZA)
Werner Eichhorst (IZA)


Session A: The Scope for Improving the Quality of the Working Environment

Mark Keese (OECD)
"How Does the Quality of the Working Environment Compare Within and Across Countries?"

10:30-10:45      Open Discussion
10:45-11:00      Coffee Break


Session B: Financial Incentives for Employers to Improve the Working Environment
Chair: Werner Eichhorst (IZA)

Margaret Kidd (Australian Delegation to the OECD)
"The Case of Australia"

Tuuli Paukkeri (VATT Institute for Economic Research)
"The Case of Finland"

Pierre Koning (Leiden University and IZA)
"The Case of The Netherlands"

Discussant: Dietmar Elsler (European Agency for Safety and Health at Work)


Open Discussion


Lunch Break


Session C: Legislative Measures to Prevent and Reduce Job Strain
Chair: Mark Keese (OECD)

Brigitte Schigutt (Austrian Labour Inspectorate)
"The Case of Austria"

Peter Decavele (Association of External Services for Prevention and Protection at Work, Belgium)
"The Case of Belgium”

Glen Winzor (National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark)
"The Case of Denmark"

Francisco Santos O'Connor (ILO International Labour Organization)
"The ILO Perspective"

Discussant: Christopher Prinz (OECD)


Open Discussion


Coffee Break


Session D: Balancing Incentives, Regulation and Collective Bargaining: Policy Panel
Chair: Werner Eichhorst (IZA)


  • Selma Mahfouz (Director of DARES, Ministry of Employment, Training and Social Dialogue, France) -tbc-
  • Katrin Cholotta (Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Germany)
  • Stephen Bevan (Institute for Employment Studies (IES), United Kingdom)
  • John Evans (TUAC - Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD)
  • Bernhard Welschke (BIAC - The Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD)
  • Nicole Primmer (BIAC - The Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD)

Concluding Remarks
Stefano Scarpetta (OECD and IZA)

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