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Wednesday 4 March 2015

Registration of participants

OPENING SESSION: Welcome and presentation of OECD Findings

Moderator: Paul Kielstra, editor and writer

Welcome remarks by the host: Martin Van Rijn, State Secretary of Health, Welfare and Sport, Netherlands

Opening speech: Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD: Key findings of the OECD report 

Invited comments: Dame Carol Black, Expert Adviser on Health and Work, Sandra Polaski, Deputy Director-General, ILO and Isabel de la Mata, Principal Adviser, European Commission

Coffee break

SESSION 1: Addressing employment and health needs early on

Chair: Dr. Anna Lilja Gunnarsdóttir, Permanent Secretary, Iceland

Theme one: Return to Work: Supporting workers to keep and find new jobs 

Introductory remarks by two OECD ministers: [Norway and Belgium]

Open discussion among ministers

Theme two: Improving workability: Preventing disability and labour market exclusion

Introductory remarks by two OECD ministers: [Switzerland and Australia]

Open discussion among ministers


WORKING LUNCH: Positive attitudes, productive workers – The role of employers, social partners and occupational doctors 

Moderator: Paul Kielstra, editor and writer

Speakers: Sophie Corlett (Policy Director, Mind); Ulrich Birner (Health & Well-being Lead, Siemens); Monique Loo (Occupational Physician); Eva Höltl (Occupational Doctor & Head of the Health Centre, Erste Bank); Anastasia Rush (Clinical Psychologist & CEO of Hellas Employment Assistance Programmes) and Stephen Bevan (Director, Centre for Workforce Effectiveness, The Work Foundation)


SESSION 2: Achieving well-integrated policies and service delivery

Chair: Astrid Nøklebye Heiberg, State Secretary of Health and Care Services, Norway

Theme one: Integrated employment and health services: Why is it important and what is being done?

Introductory remarks by two OECD ministers: [United Kingdom and Denmark]

Open discussion among ministers

Theme two: Getting incentives right: Shared outcomes, monitoring and gains 

Introductory remarks by two OECD ministers: [Sweden and Netherlands]

Open discussion among ministers


CLOSING SESSION: How to move forward?

Closing remarks from OECD: Angel Gurria, Secretary-General, OECD

Closing remarks from the host: Lodewijk Asscher, Minister of Employment and Social Affairs (Netherlands)

End of the Forum, followed by a cocktail