Council Meeting 2018

FFES Logo The 2018 council meeting of the Federation of the European Ergonomics Societies (FEES) will be held in Florence 26th August 2018 in conjonction with the IEA Triennal Conference on the issue „Creativity in practice“.

FEES proposal on “Future of work”

FEES proposes the member societies to implement the IEA “future of work project in Europe, which means:

„Working worlds of the future“: 200 lectures for 350 scientists and business representatives

GFA 2018 SpringFrom February 21st to 23rd, 2018, about 350 scientists and business representatives met at the 64th Spring Conference of the GfA Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft (Labor Science Corporation).


EDO 2017The conference on ERGONOMICS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES SOCIAL AND OCCUPATIONAL ACTIVATION was held Lodz, Poland, November 21 – 22, 2017.

Wanted: ergonomicst at the ETUI ‘Health and Safety/Working Conditions’ unit

ETUI jobs

The European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) is recruiting an ergonomist.

The 14th International Symposium on Management -- SIM 2017

SIM 2017The 14th International Symposium on Management (SIM 2017) took place in Timisoara (Romania) between 27-28 October 2017 and ran under the topic of “Challenges and Innovation in Management and Entrepreneurship.” The SIM conference takes place every two years and is organized jointly by Timisoara’s two major universities, the Politehnica University of Timisoara and the West Uni

Lisbon’s 1st International Forum on Occupational Health

Lisbon 2017On 4th November, Lisbon had hosted the first International Forum on Occupational Health.

The events’ objectives was:

Echoes from the 52nd SELF Congress held in Toulouse- September 2017

At the opening of the 52nd SELF Congress held in Toulouse (France) took place in a plenary session a round table on the issue : «ergonomics beyond our borders : which lessons for our development ?» where were presented : a reflection on the French language ergonomics peculiarities (Pierre Falzon) with the specificity of the field studies, the synthesis of the SWOT enquiry on the development of ergonomics in Europe and beyond (Sylvain Leduc – results coming soon on the FEES website) which shows the remaining discrepancy between ergonomic knowledge and its implementation in the systems desig


The field of practice of professional ergonomists is very wide and covers all aspects having to do with the health, wellbeing and productivity of people at work. Some ergonomic interventions concentrate on designing workplaces so that the work can be done comfortably and safely over a long period of time.

Our treasurers

The 2017th Council of the Federation of European Ergonomics Societies (FEES) elected Pedro N.P. Ferreira as treasurer, and thanked all the work to the outgoing treasurer, Reinier Hoftijzer.

Reinier Hoftijzer joint the Standard & Guidelines Committee of FEES in 2010. First he was responsible for the contact with the EU Commission for the Machinery and the PPE directive, later from 2011 to 2017 he represented FEES in both EU working groups for Machinery and PPE.

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