News on International Activities

Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the DGUV and the ILO

Together with the ILO, DGUV has agreed to strengthen the joint cooperation, particularly in the Vision Zero Fund projects. The fund was initiated 2015 by the G7 countries under the German presidency and is managed by the ILO.

Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2023

From 1 July to 31 December 2023, Spain is taking over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Spain forms part of the so-called “trio presidency”, along with Belgium and Hungary, who will hold the presidency in 2024.

Figure 1: f.o.l.: Pierre Stage, Meike Warncke, Sven Pohl- Knauf, Carolin König, Frank Lahrmann, Stefan Gniza, Dr Jong Eun Oh, Eunjoo Youn, Wonseok Lee, Dr Young Mi Kim, Sung Kyoung Choi, Dr Eunjoo Park, Heewon No, Eckehard Froese
Study visit from Korea on accident insurance for artists

At the end of May 2023, a delegation from the South Korean Workers' Compensation Insurance and Welfare Service COMWEL visited the VBG in Hamburg with the aim of obtaining information on how artists in Germany are insured against accidents. The background of the delegation visit is the extension of the scope of the Korean workers' compensation ...

On-site and online, 52 safety managers from 26 companies participated in the training.
DGUV workshop on data collection in China

On 23 and 24 September, the Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM), in cooperation with the DGUV, held a workshop in Ningbo, China, to launch data collection in accordance with the new Chinese methodology for recording occupational accidents in 26 companies from five industries, which was jointly developed on the basis of the European ESAW ...

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Joint conference of rehabilitation

In mid-August, the Turkish Social Security Institution (SGK) and the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) hosted a joint conference on various topics from the area of rehabilitation.

Agreement signed with Chinese partners

On Monday, January 24, 2022, the National Health Commission of China and the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) signed an agreement on the development of new methods for data collection in the field of work-related health hazards.

Delegation visit of representatives of the Social Security Institution in Turkey on the topic of occupational rehabilitation

At the beginning of November 2021, a delegation from the Turkish Social Security Institution SGK visited Germany to learn about the benefits of reintegration measures in the workplace after an occupational accident.

Successful Annual Conference of the European Forum for Accident Insurance under German Presidency from 15 - 17 June 2021

From June 15-17, 2021, the DGUV hosted the annual conference of the European Forum for Accident Insurance under the motto "The future is now: Advancing Accident Insurance in Europe." The virtual event was the highlight of DGUV's 2-year presidency of the European Forum of the Insurance against Accidents at Work and Occupational Diseases, which was ...

Support for new accident insurance providers in Asia

In the scope of third-party-funded projects, social accident insurance experts in Germany have used their experience and expertise to help establish new accident insurance providers in Asia. In cooperation with the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), consultation and training programmes were offered to accident insurance ...

DGUV and Socieux+ – Successful work in Nigeria and Tanzania

The DGUV has been an official partner of the European initiative Socieux+ since 2018. Socieux+ supports and funds measures to establish inclusive social insurance systems in Africa, Asia and Latin America by conveying the expertise of European experts.

DGUV and China expand their cooperation

At the beginning of January 2021, the DGUV began implementing an OSH project in China after the project had to be postponed for several months due to the Corona pandemic.

Prolongation of the cooperation agreement with Socieux+

Socieux+ and DGUV extend their collaboration agreement for another 4 years.

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Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Brexit)

Following ratification of the exit agreement negotiated between Brussels and London, the United Kingdom will leave the EU at midnight (Brussels local time) on 31 January 2020.

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Bangladesh - Berlin Statement adopted

Adoption of the Berlin statement by the representatives of the Government of Bangladesh to launch an accident insurance as a part of a pilot project.

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South Korean Workers' Compensation & Welfare Service at the DGUV

In July 2019, a group of 40 employees of the Korea Workers' Compensation & Welfare Service (COMWEL) completed a one-week course in Case Management at the DGUV Academy - the university and school of applied sciences of the DGUV, campus Hennef.

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Train-the-trainer seminar on "occupational integration"

Managers and employees from the garment and leather industry in Bangladesh attended a train-the-trainer seminar on "occupational integration" (Betriebliches Eingliederungsmanagement/BEM) between 19 and 23 August 2019. It is part of the project "Employment Injury Protection Scheme for Workers in the Garment and Leather Industries", which the DGUV ...

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Delegation from the Republikc of Korea at the HGU

On 2 May 2019, a letter of intent was signed between the COMWEL and DGUV on one-week training course of the DGUV in case management on the Campus Hennef of the DGUV Hochschule - University of Applied Sciences (HGU).

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10 years of Indo-German cooperation

10 years of Indo-German cooperation – a win win situation for all. That was the conclusion of Prof. Dr. Breuer, Director General of the German Social Accident Insurance at the end of the 10 years celebration on January 29, 2019 in Berlin.

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Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Brexit)

On 15 January 2019, the British parliament voted to reject the agreement governing the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU). The likelihood of a disorderly exit ("no-deal Brexit") occurring on 29 March 2019 has consequently risen.