Franz Eiffe

Eurofound, Research Officer of Eurofound

He will speak at the conference session "How we are changed during Covid-19 pandemic?" with the presentation "Business not as usual – How COVID-19 changed workplace practices across the EU"

Ivars Vanadziņš

Rīga Stradiņš University, Academic Staff, Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Director, Institute of Occupational Safety and Environmental Health

The results of the national research program project #dzivearCOVID19 studied the experiences of both employers and occupational safety specialists and employees during the first two waves of the pandemic - from the measures taken in companies to the experience of moving to work remotely. The results of the project allow to identify the most important problems and to mark the solution of how to “coexist” with COVID-19 in companies. In the presentation, we will outline the most important and easy-to-take preventive measures to reduce the risks of SARS-CoV-2.

Sandra Zariņa

State Labour Inspectorate of the Republic of Latvia, Head of Labour Protect Unit of State Labour Inspectorate of the Republic of Latvia

She will speak at the conference session "How we are chanced during Covid-19 pandemic?" with the presentation "Influence of psycho-emotional risk factors in remote work conditions and their consequences"

Marika Avota

RP SIA “Rīgas satiksme”, Head of HR Management of RP SIA "Rīgas satiksme"

In the presentation we will speak about our challenges, how we dealt with them and present our data. 

Aivars Zambars-Lūsis

A/S “Latvenergo”, Head of the Labor Protection and Quality Management Department

Challenges for AS "Latvenergo" in ensuring business continuity in the conditions of a pandemic - ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for employees and cooperation with contractors. The company initiative involve in measures to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Marija Slaidiņa

SIA “Gren Latvija”, Integrated Management System Manager

This will be the story of our pandemic times - how we have worked together to searched and found the balance that gives us the ENERGY to take this difficult time. The main task of the new normality is to protect the continuity of the company's operations by protecting employees from illness and burnout. Our solution is in balance between the strict rules and restrictions in one side and positive emotions, health and safety concerns on other side.

Dagnis Garais

SIA ““Ventspils naftas” terminals”, Integrated Management System Manager

What SIA ""Ventspils nafta" termināls" did while waiting for COVID 19 to enter Latvia and Ventspils. How the work environment was transformed, what risks we faced and what we gained. How NEW TIMES gave us NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

Tālis Juhna

Riga Technical University, Vice-Rector for Research of Riga Technical University

As part of the project, leading Latvian scientists and engineers from 9 leading Latvian universities and research institutes developed advanced solutions to mitigate the effects of COVID-19, which are applicable in healthcare and other high-risk areas, such as public transport. The aim is to improve the sustainability and quality of services in healthcare areas during COVID-19 and other communicable diseases by improving and developing reliable technologies and concepts.

Madlen Mäe

State Labour Inspectorate of the Republic of Estonia, Project Manager of Working Life System 

In my presentation I will speak about the hopes and dreams that triggered the development of the new Working Life Information System (TEIS). Additionally I will give a short overview of the services already existing and how they are supporting Estonian Labour Inspectorate’s work, especially during Covid-19 pandemic.

Zoltan Vadkerti

Platform “The Worklife Hub”, The WorkLife HUB Co-founder and Executive Director, Workplace Consultancy, Research, Training

Zoltan will introduce the different factors that determine our mental health - and what are the additional 5 factors that come into play because of the pandemic. The presentation includes practical tips about self-care, stress management and work-life boundary management. Zoltan will also bring forward a number of case examples from the organisations he worked with over the years that created successful employee wellbeing and work-life balance programmes. Where are we heading? What the future holds us? He will try to paint a compelling picture of our future, one in which organisations champion employee wellbeing initiatives.

Artūrs Bernovskis

Platform “EFECTIO”, CEO

Employee well-being is an important factor in creating a favorable company culture. Employees' work-life balance is closely linked to well-being, and more and more companies are starting to think about these important issues in the work environment. The existing remote working conditions have highlighted the urgent need to address these issues. With technological gaming solutions, it is possible not only to provide solutions, but also to motivate employees who are actively involved in well-being activities.

Marko Lepik

Mindfulness Coach, SIY Certified Facilitator, Genos EI Practitioner

2020 was a surprise for everyone. The labor landscape has seen an unprecedented level of change in a very short time. As humans, we gravitate towards the pleasant and do our best to avoid the stresses of unpleasant surprises. What if we changed our perspective on the latter? What about a new relationship to stress and setbacks? We will look at the basics of Emotional Intelligence and the neuroscience of Mindfulness to learn about a powerful strategy for developing our mental resilience and agility when everything is in flux.

Evija van der Beek

Supervisor, leadership and wellbeing coach

• What is wellbeing - emotional, social, digital and why it is so important right now;
• What to do to maintain balance in uncertain conditions;
• Specific everyday methods to promote one's well-being.