Skin Cancer: European Outdoor Workers' Number One Enemy


20 Apr 2016 15:00 to 17:00


Room JAN6Q1
European Parliament

Event Type

M - Seminar, presentation


Health & Consumers
Social Europe & Jobs

Event Location


Event Description

Policy Debate

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

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*

14:30 Meet at the Infocentre of the European Parliament. If you already have an access badge proceed directly to the meeting room.

Policy Debate starts at 15:00

Welcome Remarks by Hosting MEPs and other MAC MEPs

Nessa Childers, MEP, Vice President of MAC Group
Ole Christensen, MEP
Hans Gieseke, MEP

Opening remarks
Prof. Dr. Erwin Tschachler, President of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Prof. Dr. Swen Malte John, Chair of EADV Media & PR Committee and EU Horizon 2020 COST Action Standerm

Dr. Emilie Van Deventer, Radiation Programme, World Health Organization, Geneva
Prof. Dr. Matthias Augustin, Chair of Health Economics and Quality of Life Research, Hamburg Center for Health Economics
Esther Lynch, Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation
Dr. Jorge Costa-David, Risk Management Policy Team (Health at Work), DG Employment, European Commission

Q&A/Discussion with attendees

Short reception will follow the event

*A more detailed agenda and logistical information will follow in due course



With the support of



Regionalverband FrankfurtRheinMain
Fachreferent (w/m)
Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
Assistent (-in)
ICLEI - local governments for sustainability
Officer: Build Infrastructure & Sustainable Energies
ICLEI - local governments for sustainability
Officer: Green Infrastructures and Nature Based Solutions
ICLEI - local governments for sustainability
Assistant: Sustainable Resources, Climate & Resilience
ICLEI - local governments for sustainability
Officer: Sustainable Solutions
The European Forum of Farm Animal Breeders
Director (European Animal Breeding and Genetics Representation)
DPO Network Europe
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