Meeting with Commissioner of Agriculture, Wojciechowski
Sacurima COST Action , represented with Working group Dissemination, had a very productive meeting with EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski and representatives of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel’s office about how to secure Health and Safety, Safety Culture, well being and sustainability of farmers, and also the need for a new HS policy in the new Common Agricultural Policy.
New Plan Launched to Improve Farm Safety and Save Lives- Irish health and Safety Authority
The Farm Safety Action Plan 2021-2024 aims to reduce the level of fatalities, serious injuries and ill health in the agriculture sector.
Coming Sacurima CA16123 Event:
Training School Program: International Training School On Improvement the safety culture and risk management in agriculture, 26 – 28 of July, 2021 – Institute of Technology, Estonian University of Life Sciences (Virtual meeting). See further information:
EU COST Action SACURIMA participates in European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) workshop series ‘Science for policy across the EU’
EU COST Action CA16123 – Safety Culture and Risk Management in Agriculture – SACURIMA was selected as a case study of how a COST Action could actively seek to influence policy. Read more.
Highlighting science for policy activities, SACURIMA Vice-Chair Prof. John McNamara provided a presentation to participants about Action’s successful contribution to EU policy initiatives.
Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies are involved in a project about animal health and reduction of antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance. It is a Horizon2020 project named DISARM and it is hosting a webinar (in English) on 14th of April at 4pm CET to share more information about the DISARM project and our work, and offer an interactive Q&A session where you can find out more about what DISARM can offer and how we can work together.
SACURIMA – Policy Impact Recognition
Last year, our action was invited to participate in an EU COST Action policy workshop to produce guidance on how COST Actions could approach gaining policy engagement for their work. EU COST Action SACURIMA was among 10 ‘Highly effective’ COST Actions invited to participate in the Workshop. The Workshop Report ‘Actions to Actions’ has many quotes of the accomplishments of SACURIMA and we would like to compliment all our members whose contributions have led to this recognition.
Risto Rautiainen Chair/ John McNamara Vice Chair, EU COST Action, Sacurima
Sacurima have published a new video about vulnerable workers in Agriculture. Vulnerable agricultural populations are for example (1) foreign-born farmworkers, (including both immigrants and refugees); (2) migrant and seasonal farmworkers; (3) beginning farmers (those with <5 years of experience); (4) farm families (including women, children, and older adults); and (5) farmers and farmworkers with physical, mental health, or intellectual disabilities.
You can watch the video from Sacurima video number 3.
Latest seminar presentation from Sacurima COST Action:
Sacurima – CA 16123: Safety Culture and Risk Management in Agriculture was presented by prof. Laura Girdžiūtė from Vytautas Magnus University in an international online seminar of “Possibilities and perspectives for common research projects for studies and science”, 29th September, 2020, on Vytautas Magnus University Agrculture Academy, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Policy recommendations and initiatives
Sacurima COST Action members have made policy initiatives to promote safety culture and risk management activities in agriculture. See the policy recommendations or our Working Group meeting in Brussels.