Training date

21/11/2023 - 23/11/2023
(9:00 - 12:30 - CET, Brussels time)

Deadline for registration
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Extreme heatwaves induced by climate change are more and more frequent.  In fact, summer 2023 was the hottest on record.

According to the ETUC Action Programme 2023-2027, climate change –including extreme temperatures, growing exposure to UV radiation, and weather events – also increases risks for working people, affecting their physical and mental health and sometimes causing their death.

We need to address extreme temperatures or weather events as climate change concerns and as escalating occupational health and safety issues. This is purposely the ambition of this training.

Objectives of the course

  • Recognizing the challenges that extreme weather events pose to health;
  • Comparing the legislation that deals with extreme weather events;
  • Identifying good examples of collective bargaining measures;
  • Collecting views and needs for future activities.

Target group

  • TU officers and representatives who are responsible for environment, energy, climate change, and sustainability;
  • TU representatives at the company and sectoral level involved in health and safety issues;
  • TU officers and representatives responsible for collective bargaining at sectoral level.

Working languages

English, Bulgarian and another language according to participants’ needs (tbc).


Individual expressions of interest can be made through national contact persons (see the list here).   

Should you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the education officer or administrative assistant running the course (see the information panel to the right for their names, which will lead you to a contact form).   

The programme is available here