Laurent Vogel

Senior Researcher

Background

Laurent has a degree in law from the Free University of Brussels. He gained a doctorate at the University of Nantes after completing a thesis on the role of Community law in the harmonisation of occupational health legislation in Europe. He teaches occupational health law at the Free University of Brussels and the University Paris XIII. After spending eleven years working in Latin America and Italy, he joined the Institute in 1990 and was responsible for setting up the Trade Union Observatory for implementation of Community directives. He was director of the ETUI Working Conditions, Health and Safety Department from 2008 to 2013. At the international level, he is involved in the world campaign to eradicate asbestos and in the ‘Women, Health, Work’ network based on cooperation among women’s organisations, trade unions and the scientific community.

Areas of activity

Gender, occupational health and safety, working conditions, social inequalities

 

Publications from this author

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The real work of art

This issue explores several aspects of art as work. As a collective work of many, often invisible labourers. As a work generally carried out... Find out more

Migrant workers in Fortress Europe

The number of legally resident migrants stands at over 22 million, but the number of Europe’s “undocumented” migrants, whose status is... Find out more

Working behind bars

This 19th edition of HesaMag, the ETUI magazine on health and safety at work, focuses on working conditions behind bars. To work in prison... Find out more

Cancer and work: understanding occupational cancers and taking action to eliminate them

Occupational cancers account for more than 100,000 deaths a year in the EU, yet these could be avoided by eliminating carcinogens in the... Find out more