01 April 2016

Skin Cancer: European Outdoor Workers' Number One Enemy

Policy Debate on

Skin Cancer: European Outdoor Workers' Number One Enemy

Organised by the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

in collaboration with the European Cancer Leagues Association (ECL) and the MEPs Against Cancer Group (MAC)

Hosted by Nessa Childers (MEP, S&D, IRL)
and co-hosted by Ole Christensen (MEP, S&D, DK) and Jens Gieseke (MEP, EPP, DE)

Date & Time

20 April 2016, 15:00 to 17:00

Venue

Room JAN6Q1, European Parliament, Brussels


Registrations for this event are now closed. Please scroll down for photos and the presentations.

There are 14.5 million outdoor workers in Europe. However, they are generally unaware that they are twice as likely to get non-melanoma skin cancer as a result of their occupation.
UV solar radiation is classified by the World Health Organisation as group 1 carcinogen, and is the leading cause of cancer worldwide.

Currently there is no EU-wide requirement to protect workers at risk.
This policy debate aims to promote a dialogue and facilitate an understanding of the need for action to better protect Europe’s outdoor workers.


Programme and Agenda

If you require an access badge, you will need to be at the European Parliament Infocentre (located in the main esplanade, facing Place du Luxembourg) at 14:30 sharp, where there will be registration and distribution of access badges. Please note that due to security measures in the European Parliament, you are required to bring valid ID or passport. This must be the same ID/Passport submitted when registering.
 
If you already have an access badge, please proceed directly to the event room JAN 6Q1.

15:00 - 15:20: Welcome and Opening remarks

  • Nessa Childers MEP, Host and Vice President, MEPs Against Cancer
  • Alojz Peterle MEP, President, MEPs Against Cancer
  • Ole Christensen MEP, Co-host and Event Moderator
  • Jens Gieseke MEP, Co-host
  • Prof. Dr. Erwin Tschachler, President of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

15:20 - 16:20: Main Speakers

  • “The EADV 2016 Global Call to Action“

Prof. Dr. Swen Malte John, Chair of EADV’s Media & PR Committee and Chair EU Horizon 2020 project StanDerm

  • “Protecting outdoor workers from ultraviolet radiation: The WHO perspective”

Dr. Emilie Van Deventer, Team Leader, Radiation Programme, WHO, Geneva

  • “The economic burden of skin cancer on healthcare systems”

Prof. Dr. Matthias Augustin, Director Institute of Health Care Research in Dermatology and Nursing and Chair of Health Economics and Quality of Life Research at the University of Hamburg

  • “The workers’ perspective”

Mr Rolf Gehring, Political Secretary Safety & Health, European Federation of Building and Woodworkers

  • “The European Commission’s role on the protection of outdoor workers against UV”
    Jorge Costa-David, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
  • Responses from MEPs

16:20 - 16:45: Open Debate and Q&A  

16:45 - 17:00: Wrap-up and signature of Global Call to Action


You can interact with us on Twitter before, during and after the event. The Twitter handle is @EADVaction and the event’s hashtag is #SunSafeWork.  
 

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