Project Partners

The “OSH+ for the European Agriculture sector - Stimulating growth in rural areas through capacity building for providers (and beneficiaries) of occupational medicine and OSH services” – AGROSH+ project is a joint effort of 5 partners coming from 4 countries. Each partner brings a unique set of skills to this partnership, which ensures that the results to be be obtained by the end of the project will be reflecting multiple national perspectives, but also multiple professional perspectives (each partner has a specific agenda derived directly from its currently nationally operating roles); the overall and joint scope of all partners being to enhance the available knowledge for the OSH experts and of the occupational medicine physicians.

Each partner has experience relevant to the project, and each one of us comes with a different experience in one of the 2 (two) areas addressed by the project. For this reason partners, although being involved in all project activities, contribute to a greater extent either to the OSH area or to the Occupational Medicine area, based on their organizational competences. This differences are also visible in the way partners will be involved within Learning / Teaching / Training activities. Below there is a short presentation for each partner and the extent and peculiarities of their involvement in the project.


ROMTENS Foundation is a private NGO, set up in 1998 and declared a Public Utility in 2008 (according to the Order of the Government No 509/May 2008). Its main areas of action are Public Health, Workplace Health Promotion, Occupational Health, Occupational Safety & Health, and Project Management (with a particular and in depth focus on Project / Program Evaluation). Over the past 17 years, Romtens Foundation has been keen to achieve "state-of-the-art" expertise in Workplace Health Promotion, and hence it has devoted most of its efforts in acquiring knowledge and in developing and implementing workplace health promotion projects. It has become a member of several European Public Health Networks, such as the European Network for Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP), the European Network for Training and Education in OSH (ENETOSH), the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA).

ROMTENS Foundation participated to over 50 European projects since its beginnings either as Applicant or as Partner. It has an extensive experience in OSH and training. Over the past 5 years Romtens has been granted by the National Accreditation Agency the accreditation to organize OSH training courses, and hence it has trained around 200 employees and managers in getting a degree in OSH, either as OSH Specialists (226302 Code from Classification of Occupations in Romania for 80 hours course) or OSH Inspectors (325723 Code from Classification of Occupations in Romania for 40 hours course ). As well, Romtens Foundation has performed training courses for Workplace Health Promotion in order to increase the professional knowledge of the Slovenian and Romanian Occupational Medicine physicians. Romtens Foundation has also experience in testing and promoting training resources for construction companies, enabling them to organize successful toolbox meetings, effective instruments to influence workers' behavior.

ROMTENS Foundation will coordinate all project partners, will provide project management and evaluation activities, and will be involved in all project activities.

ROMTENS Foundation is the host of the 1st Transnational Meeting in Bucharest and it will also host a multiplier event.

More info:

ROMTENS Foundation website: www.romtens.ro
Contact: Theodor Haratau - Project Manager,
Email; theodor.haratau@romtens.ro , Tel: +40 21 637 3002


Institute of Preventive Medicine Environmental and Occupational Health - PROLEPSIS is a civil non for profit organization which was established in 1991 in Athens, Greece and currently employs 35 people. With a strong belief in health being a fundamental right, PROLEPSIS has undertaken a leading role in the field of public health since 1991, by designing and implementing initiatives on various health issues and in different sectors targeting a wide range of audiences, such as women, migrants, adolescents, and different types of occupational groups, such as health professionals, as well as policy makers, other NGOs and decision makers.

As a coordinator and a partner in approximately 30 EU co-funded and numerous national projects, PROLEPSIS implements research, applied and educational initiatives in cooperation with other institutions, in the fields of health promotion, health education, medical research, policy change and health inequalities.

Prolepsis Institute has very long experience in areas of occupational safety & health and workplace health promotion proven by the numerous projects implemented and in progress for this sector.

When it comes to education and training, Prolepsis has a comprehensive and extensive experience which includes: organizing and implementing educational seminars and programs for physicians working in rural areas; organizing seminars on medical writing and on ethics in clinical research for physicians and researchers; researching disparities in health professionals training in EU and designing innovative educational tools; designing and delivering an educational program for training journalists on health reporting; developing an educational tool for workplace health promotion focusing on women; collecting, analyzing and comparing information on the content of Public Health initial and continuing vocational education and training for health professions in 19 European countries; developing and piloting curriculum and educational tools for data managers  and analysis of screening programs; studying vocational qualifications, titles and transparency in Health Services in EU member states. Several of PROLEPSIS current projects add on its significant experience in working with training for various health related professionals.

PROLEPSIS will be involved in all activities but it will contribute decisively to several Intellectual Outputs. PROLEPSIS experts will propose content for both curricula and will elaborate the documents for pursuing the UEMS-EACCM accreditation for the "2nd Joint Staff Training-Testing Course 2" (for which will act as the main organizer in Athens, Greece). Also based on the approved curricula PROLEPSIS experts will elaborate training materials for OSH experts and Occ. Medical physicians. They will participate in both testing courses: "1st Joint Staff Training-Testing Course 1" and the "2nd Joint Staff Training-Testing Course 2". The extensive experience from this partner will also be used in elaborating the Guideline for OSH practice within the Agriculture sector.  This experience is the reason why PROLEPSIS is involved also in the "Implementation of Course 2-Occupational Medicine for Agriculture" along with UMFVBT and ROMTENS Foundation.

PROLEPSIS will host a transnational meeting in Athens and a multiplier event in order to disseminate the results of the project.

More info:

PROLEPSIS website: www.prolepsis.gr
Contact: Pania Karnaki Member of the Project Management Group
Email: p.karnaki@prolepsis.gr , Tel: +302106255700


Foundation "Center for Safety and Health at Work“ - FCBZR is a non-profit non-governmental organization, established in 2011 and operating in Bulgaria. Over the years FCBZR  has established twelve OSH Clubs in the country for OSH professionals.

The Foundation "Center for Safety and Health at Work“ it is working on improving the level of qualification and awareness of OSH professionals in Bulgaria, it is attempting to raise the prestige of the profession, and it is supporting the professional development and realization of OSH Clubs members.

The Foundation "Center for Safety and Health at Work“ is a coordinating organization of the European Network for Education and Training in OSH and a member of the Balkan OSH Network. Also, FCBZR has signed a memorandum of understanding with different organizations in Bulgaria and abroad that deal with OSH. It regularly organizes meetings of the twelve OSH club members, where different OSH topics, best practices and examples in the field are discussed.

The Foundation "Center for Safety and Health at Work“ will be involved in all activities, but it will contribute decisively to several Intellectual Outputs. FCBZR experts will propose content for both curricula and based on the approved curricula FCBZR experts will elaborate training materials for OSH experts and Occ. Medical physicians. Because FCBZR has a greater experience in OSH sector, the contribution to training materials will be more consistent in this area, but it will also contribute to the training materials for the Occ. Medical physicians. They will participate in both testing courses: "1st Joint Staff Training-Testing Course 1" and the "2nd Joint Staff Training-Testing Course 2". Its OSH experience will also be used in elaborating the Guideline for OSH practice within the Agriculture sector. This experience is the reason why FCBZR is involved also in the "Implementation of Course 1-OSH for Agriculture" along with WRC and ROMTENS Foundation.

Foundation "Center for Safety and Health at Work“will host a transnational meeting in Bulgaria and a multiplier event in order to disseminate the results of the project.

More info:

FCBZR website: www.fcbzr.org
Contact: Ljupcho Kochovski - Member of the Project Management Group
Email: kochovski@fcbzr.org , Tel: + 3592 904 66 39


The Victor Babeş University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara - UMFVBT is a public university, providing higher education (undergraduate and postgraduate: master, doctoral studies, continuous medical education and specialization in various medical domains). UMFVBT coordinates residents in all medical specializations. The "Victor Babeş" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara has three faculties, which in turn have several sub¬specializations: the Faculty of Medicine (Medicine, Registered nurses, Balneo-physio-kinetotherapy and recuperation, Radiology and imaging, Nutrition and Dietetics), the Faculty of Dental Medicine (Dental Medicine, Dental Technique, Registered nurses in dentistry), the Faculty of Pharmacy (Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical assistants).

Within the AGROSH+ project the major involvement will come from the Discipline of Occupational Medicine, a discipline which is dealing with specific training of medical students: undergraduate medical students, per year: 461 Romanian-speaking students and 182 foreign students (English and French speakers) and postgraduate medical students, residents in OH, physicians in CME: 50-200 per year. The Discipline of Occupational Medicine from UMFVBT is a member of the EASOM (European Association of Schools of Occupational Medicine) since 2006.

The Victor Babeş University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara / Discipline of Occupational Medicine will be involved in all activities, but it will contribute decisively to several Intellectual Outputs. UMFVBT experts will propose content for both curricula and based on the approved curricula UMFVBT experts will elaborate training materials for OSH experts and Occupational Medical physicians. Because UMFVBT has a greater experience in Occupational Medicine sector, the contribution to training materials will be more consistent in this area, but it will also contribute to the training materials for the OSH experts. They will participate in both testing courses: "1st Joint Staff Training-Testing Course 1" and the "2nd Joint Staff Training-Testing Course 2". Its experience in Occupational Medicine will also be used in elaborating the Guideline for OSH practice within the Agriculture sector.  This experience is the reason why UMFVBT is involved also in the "Implementation of Course 2-Occupational Medicine for Agriculture" along with PROLEPSIS and ROMTENS Foundation,.

More info:

UMFVBT website:  www.umft.ro
Contact: Professor Pauncu Elena-Ana - Member of the Project Management Group
Email: eapauncu@gmail.com , Tel: + 40 25 649 1880


Work Research Centre Ireland Ltd - WRC is a private sector research and training organisation, engaged in a large number of projects in the area of workplace health since their inception, and focusing on areas such as workplace health promotion, health and safety, mental health at work, workplace bullying and violence and others. WRC operates at EU and national level and has been involved in areas such as methodology development, training development, policy development and the implementation of new approaches to workplace health in many settings.

WRC has specific experience of working in the area of occupational physician training in Romania, being involved with ROMTENS Foundation on a number of projects in the past 7 years. Also WRC is a founding members of the European Network for Workplace Health Promotion.

In Ireland WRC has extensive contacts with State Agencies in workplace health and safety and we have worked with the Social Partners on issues concerned with workplace health and worked in the past with the agricultural sector, specifically with farmers on workplace health issues.

WRC has managed and been involved in the development and testing of training in areas such as workplace health promotion, managing health related absenteeism, managing alcohol and drug misuse at work, mental health promotion at work, managing diversity at work and other areas.

Work Research Centre Ireland Ltd will be involved in all activities, but it will contribute decisively to several Intellectual Outputs. WRC experts will propose content for both curricula and based on the approved curricula WCR experts will elaborate training materials for OSH experts and OccupationalMedicine physicians. Because WRC has a larger experience in the OSH sector, the contribution to training materials will be more consistent in this area, but it will also contribute to the training materials for the Occ. Medical physicians. WRC will participate in both testing courses: "1st Joint Staff Training-Testing Course 1" and the "2nd Joint Staff Training-Testing Course 2". WRC’s OSH experience will be used in elaborating the Guideline for OSH practice within the Agriculture sector. This experience is the reason why WRC is involved also in the "Implementation of Course 1-OSH for Agriculture" along with FCBZR and ROMTENS Foundation.

WRC will host a transnational meeting in Dublin and a multiplier event.

More info:

WRC website:  www.wrc-research.ie
Contact: Richard Wynne – Member of the Project Management Group
Email: r.wynne@wrc-research.ie , Tel: + 353-1-4927042

 

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