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4th International HLS
Healthy Workplaces for All Ages

About Symposium

By providing safe, health-friendly workplaces and healthy lifestyle opportunities, we are adding to employees' wellbeing, health, and increasing labor productivity.

We have succesfully organized the 4th International Healthy Lifestyle Symposium titled:

Healthy Workplaces for All Ages

The Symposium took place on April 18-19, 2016, at the Domus Medica, Dunajska 162, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The Symposium was organized by the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs, and Equal Opportunities (MDDSZ), the Ministry of Health (MZ), the Information and Communication Technology Development Centre Savinja Žalec (RC IKTS) as a part of the project 24alife, the Medical Chamber of Slovenia (ZZS) in cooperation with the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), which also co-financed the event.

The Symposium addressed the following topics:

  • Challenges when ensuring occupational safety and health in the light of demographical changes and technological development.
  • Management of an aging population at work and intergenerational solidarity as elements of business success.
  • Healthy lifestyle and aging.
  • Workplace health promotion.
  • Examples of good practices from the USA (Mayo Clinic), Austria, Finland (Berner Ltd.), the Netherlands, Ireland, India (Apollo Hospitals), and Slovenia were presented in addition to the to the topics above.

Also presented were accomplishments from the field of information and telemedicine development solutions for monitoring health condition and lifestyle for the purposes of occupational medicine, rehabilitation medicine, training centers, and preventive health programs.

The first day of the Symposium marked the beginning of the European campaign Healthy Workplaces 2016-2017: Healthy Workplaces for All Ages, in Slovenia. This campaign is conducted under the auspices of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). Special emphasis was placed on the display and analysis of the user experience with the 24alife program platform. Technologically project includes the Faculty of Sports, University of Ljubljana – Institute for Kinesiology (head expert prof. dr. Vojko Strojnik), Faculty for Sports, University of Ljubljana – Institute for Psychology (head expert prof. dr. Matej Tušak), Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana (head expert prof. dr. Alojz Ihan), Karl-Franzens Universität Graz, Institute for Psychology (head expert prof. dr. Paul Jiménez), Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO, and Mayo Clinic, USA (head expert prof. Juraj Sprung, MD, PhD, Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic).

The second day focused on informational tools intended for organizers and health promotors. These tools provide health-friendly organizations knowledge from embedded expert, methodological, and logistical experiences.

Those invited were representatives of social partners, experts on the fields of Occupational Medicine, Workplace Safety, Psychology, Human resources, Nutrition, and Sports, and all who were interested in these fields.

We would like to thank everyone for their participation.


    Prof. Aleksandra KANJUO MRČELA, Ph.D.

    Demographic Changes: Challenges in the Field of Safety and Health Management in Slovenia


    Assist. Prof. Toni PUSTOVRH, Ph.D.

    New Technologies, Performance Enhancement and the Ageing Workforce: Challenges for (Re)shaping Future Workplaces


    Greet VERMEYLEN, Ph.D.

    Sustainable work throughout the life course: National policies and strategies

Lectures in video
  • Greet VERMEYLEN, Ph.D., Research Manager
    Sustainable work throughout the life course: National policies and strategies
  • Victor L. KALLEN, Ph.D.
    Healthy Aging Through Optimal Neurocognitive Development
  • Katalin SAS
    E-Guide "Healthy Workplaces for All Ages"
  • Maria WONISCH, MBA
    An Example of Good Practice: Dealing with an Ageing Workforce and Intergenerational Solidarity at Steiermärkische Sparkasse
  • Prof. Paul JIMÉNEZ, Ph.D.
    Workplace Health Promotion and the Pilot Project 24alife-Corporate
  • Prof. Dr Bruce D. JOHNSON
    Physical Activity Through Gadgets―Today and Tomorrow