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

Organizers: Werner Eichhorst (IZA), Mark Keese (OECD)
Location:OECD Conference Center, 2 rue André Pascal, Paris, France
Date:November 21, 2016 - November 21, 2016

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)


Preliminary Version November 9, 2016

Monday, November 21:

10:00 - 10:15   Welcome
Stefano Scarpetta (OECD and IZA)
Werner Eichhorst (IZA)
        Session A: The Scope for Improving the Quality of the Working Environment
  Chair: Stefano Scarpetta (OECD and IZA)
10:15 - 10:30   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
11:00 - 12:15   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)
12:15 - 12:30   Open Discussion
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:15   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)
15:15 - 15:30   Open Discussion
15:30 - 15:45   Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:45   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)
Ronald Janssen (TUAC - Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD)
Nicole Primmer (BIAC - The Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD)
16:45 - 17:00   Concluding Remarks
Stefano Scarpetta (OECD and IZA)