29 Apr 2020

Official member of ENETOSH!

We are happy to announce our membership at one of the largest platform for systematic knowledge-sharing on issues concerning education and training in occupational safety and health.

The ENETOSH (European Network Education and Training in Occupational Safety and Health) is network that was set up with the financial support of the European Commission as part of the LEONARDO DA VINCI programme (for a project phase from 10/2005 until 09/2007). The project started out with 13 partners from 10 countries.
In October 2009, ENETOSH was awarded with the “LEONARDO Preis 2009 Innovation in der Praxis”, by the National Agency for Education in Europe, based at Germany’s Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), for outstanding EU projects that produce inspiring results and impacts on education and training in practice.
In 2015, ENETOSH celebrated its 10th birthday at the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) in Bilbao.

Today, more than 80 partners from 33 countries all over the world are involved in ENETOSH. The network is coordinated by the Institute for Work and Health (IAG) of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV). During the project phase, ENETOSH was supported by an advisory board, consisting of representatives of leading European and national institutions. In 2012 a Steering Committee was established to provide guidance on key issues such as the strategic approach, common projects and events. The Steering Committee consists of representatives of the network including the (European) Social partners.

At the European and international level, ENETOSH collaborates with other networks, for example the National Focal Point network of EU-OSHA, the European Network for Safety and Health Professional Organisations (ENSHPO) and the Robert W. Campbell Award Global Network of the US National Safety Council (NSC).

The aim of ENETOSH
The fundamental aim of ENETOSH is to mainstream occupational safety and health (OSH) into education and training. Our assumption is that mainstreaming OSH into education and training will help boost the overall quality of education and prepares the ground for the development of a culture of prevention.

The scope of ENETOSH

The idea that safety and health are an integral part of lifelong learning guides the work of ENETOSH, which is why it covers all areas of education, from kindergarten to school, initial vocational training, higher education through to continuing vocational training.