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Under Construction 2

Under Construction 2 - Improving Health and Safety in construction SMEs

The project “Under Construction 2” aimed at improving the conditions and the records for Health and Safety in construction SMEs through the coordinated approach of social partners. Under Construction 2 was coordinated by EBC and received the co-financing grant under the budget heading on the European Social Dialogue. It ran from January to December 2009.

This project gathered 13 trade-unions, construction and inter-professional SME associations from 11 countries. 7 are from the new Member States and candidate countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Malta and Turkey.

Goals

The project aimed to: 

   •  Contribute to the dissemination of the EU-OSHA campaign tools in order to ensure a wide circulation among construction SME associations and ultimately among construction SMEs

   •  Organise an exchange of good practices among construction SME associations about information and assistance to SMEs in the field of Health and Safety at work 

   •  Strengthen social dialogue in the construction sector through a closer cooperation between construction SME associations and trade unions in the field of Health and Safety at work. This is particularly needed in the new Member States and candidate countries

   •  Contribute to the European Week for Safety and Health at Work (October 2009)