Depicting the existing and future challenges in assuring decent working conditions and wellbeing of workers in hazardous sectors (POOSH)

1 January 2017–31 December 2018


Lead partner
Research Centre, Slovenian Academy of Science and Arts (ZRC SAZU)

Project manager 
Kristina Toplak, PhD 
Mojca Vah Jevšnik, PhD (from 2018)

Funded by

European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, EaSI-Progress


The project brings together research institutions and competent public bodies from Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Romania, Germany, Croatia and Belgium to depict the under-researched and underexposed challenges in assuring OSH and decent labour/working conditions for posted workers.

  • First, the project establishes and/or further improves transnational cooperation between national competent bodies, social partners, think tanks and NGOs through organization of joint meetings and visits, with the aim of exchanging best practices, experiences, discuss possible forms of further cooperation, facilitate multilateral initiatives leading to better prevention, monitoring and response to violations of posted workers’ rights and develop policy recommendations.
  • Second, it increases accessibility and quality of information for posted workers, employers and national competent authorities by developing a comprehensive transnational OSH e-Observatory.
  • Finally, it facilitates interdisciplinary and cross-border academic collaboration to deliver a collection of 9 national case studies and a comparative study based on the existing and new data collected with fieldwork, in order to provide quality evidence base and inform policy dialogue. POOSH project provides a range of activities in 9 member states, produces educational material in 11 languages and ensures efficient information sharing and dissemination of deliverables beyond the geographical area primarily covered by the project.