THE EUROPEAN FORUM IN BRIEF
The European Forum of the Insurance against Accidents at Work and Occupational Diseases was founded in 1992 in the form of an association to promote and safeguard the principle of such a specific insurance within social security in Europe. The European Forum is composed of accident insurance institutions from 21 countries.
The Forum contributes to the convergence process on European level by promoting and facilitating the exchange of knowledge and experience.
It aims to improve the situation of workers in Europe who have suffered an accident at work or an occupational disease.
The European Forum adopts statements and positions on topics relevant to accident insurance in Europe.
Its aim is to promote and safeguard the principle of such a specific insurance. Moreover, it actively monitors the process of convergence between the systems in place in Europe.
The European Forum is commited to actively improving the situation of workers in Europe who have suffered an accident at work or an occupational disease and is therefore playing a significant part in creating a socially just Europe for the future.
The European Forum aims to promote the exchange of information and experiences among member organisations, which often face the same challenges in terms of insurance, prevention or rehabilitation.
As of 2021, the European Forum counts member institutions from 21 countries:
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
The Presidency of the European Forum rotates between member countries every year.