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THE NETWORK ELEMENT OF THE EST-FIN TWINNING 2003 - 2004. Kari Kurppa FIOH. NETWORK : - A SYSTEM OF INTERCONNECTED THINGS; A STRUCTURE THE MEMBERS CAN USE THE NETWORK (STRUCTURE) AS A TOOL THAT EXPANDS THEIR OWN CAPACITIES. BALTIC SEA OH&S NETWORK. FINLAND. SWEDEN.
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Dr K. Kurppa
Identification of member organisations
Motivation of member organisations
Agreement about the network's purpose, goals and objectives
Jointly agreed policy statement
- desentralised architecture
- autonomy of member organisations
- agreement about operational principles
Appointment of a technical Secretariat
Establishment of an Advisory Board ('political')
Compilation of a Directory
Establishment of a Web site
"VARIABLES HYPOTHETICALLY LINKED TO THE VARIABLE, WHICH ITSELF CANNOT BE DIRECTLY OBSERVED"
SIMPLY A "TOOL" FOR MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS, AND NOT NECESSARILY EQUAL TO THE PHENOMENON UNDER SCRUTINY
NOT TO BE TAKEN AS A TRUE MEASURE OF THE PHENOMENON FOR WHICH IT WAS CHOSEN
The process of reducing phenomena into "concrete and specific definitions" or measurable units.
Numeric indicators are created through operationalization.
An OH&S profile is a structured description of a situation on OH&S in a specified context.
and from the perspective of stakeholders
documents a state of affairs
province, district, subdistrict, village
benchmarking within a country
- tools for local empowerment
- relatively new ideas in most countries
(COUNTY OF TARTU, ESTONIA)
Name and affilities of the community:
Ylenurme (Ülenurme); Tartu county; Estonia
61701 Tõrvandi, Tartu Maakond
Municipal council chairman Aavo Lang
Municipal director Aivar Aleksejev, tel. 412380, firstname.lastname@example.org
Municipal secretary Reet Sakk, tel. 412300, email@example.com
Ülenurme is a community situating in Southeastern Estonia, just south of Tartu (a university town with 101.000 inhabitants). The distance from the community center to Tartu is 6 km. The total area is 8634,9 ha. 73,8% of the territory is in agricultural use. 4614 ha cultivable land and 1128 ha forests. Average temperature in summer (May-Aug) is +15º C and in winter (Dec-March) -2ºC.
There are two centers with more than one thousand inhabitants ( Ülenurme (1034) and Tõrvandi (1578), 12 villages (Soinaste (275), Räni (473), Külitse (329), Lepiku (88), Laane (61), Reola (149), Uhti (293), Läti (12), Täsvere (15), Õssu (28), Soosilla (37) and Lemmatsi (106)). Community centers (both administrative and commercial) are Ülenurme and Tõrvandi.
There is a community development plan for years 2001-2003, prepared together with Tartu University (to be found at commune's internet site http://vald.ylenurme.ee).
Commune office employs 14 persons. There is no-one responsible for work, health or occupational health and safety matters. Health matters belong in priciple to financial and social councillor. Commune does not arrange work for unemployed.