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
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
15:20 - 16:20: Main Speakers
Prof. Dr. Swen Malte John, Chair of EADV’s Media & PR Committee and Chair EU Horizon 2020 project StanDerm
Dr. Emilie Van Deventer, Team Leader, Radiation Programme, WHO, Geneva
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
Mr Rolf Gehring, Political Secretary Safety & Health, European Federation of Building and Woodworkers
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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