Symposium about cultural diversity at work

From 27 to 29 May in Dresden, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) hosts a symposium on how migration and occupational health and safety interact. The symposium takes place in person as well as online, all presentations are translated simultaneously into German and English. One presentation focusses on cultural differences on board a seagoing ship.

Topics of the symposium include difficulties in communication when working together, integration of foreign employees or recruiting from abroad. Good practice examples add to the program. Presentation and discussion groups about experiences from 15 different nations offer deepened insights into the challenges and chances of cultural diversity at the work place.

On 28th May, associate professor Dr. Marcus Oldenburg of the Central Institute for occupational and maritime medicine in Hamburg will give a talk about "Cultural differences in seafarers' perception of stress and the particular challenges of training ship officers".

The organizers of the symposium are the sections Prevention in Transportation and Prevention in Health Care Services of the International Social Security Association (ISSA). The participation at the conference is possible online and in person. The presentations will be translated simultaneously into German and English.

The program and further information on the symposium is provided on the website of ISSA.