October 17 – 20
Universidad de los Andes
After 7 years of work around psychosocial factors, stress and mental health at work, the Network of Researchers on Psychosocial Factors at Work (RIFAPT) has decided to coordinate efforts once more with the Iberoamerican Network of Psychosocial Occupational Risks (RIPSOL), in order to collect and enhance the experience and reflection on the knowledge gained on this complex issue. In both networks involving various Latin American countries and since 2007 been promoting and developing research initiatives and training about psychosocial health at work.
With the organization and experience of three previous forums has been possible to advance the discussion, analysis and identification of the scope and limitations of this field we face. That is why today RIFAPT RIPSOL AC and are able to convene the 1st International Congress and 4. Forum of the Americas, whose main objective is to analyze, in the context of globalization, the challenges theoretical, methodological and intervention that we face going forward and the weight to the crises of capital has over labor, the definition public policy and health.From this perspective will be relevant to identify the challenges for addressing psychosocial factors at the same time, close gaps between theory, research and intervention.
Clearly one of the key challenges with which we encounter is the construction of theoretical, methodological and technical. Task even with the influence of hegemonic perspectives is done in a particular way in each country.For this reason one of our goals is to tied to specialists interested in promoting, discussing and building a perspective according to the labor situation in each country, helping to delineate, in this way, the Latin American experience. We are confident that the establishment of these international forums in different locations in Latin American countries, encourage the construction of other unique experiences and valuable, whose base is the specific cultural, political and economical situations. This will also contribute to a sharper analysis taking into account differences with Anglo-Saxon countries.
Today Colombia is seen with major advances in this field and therefore the ideal place to meet those who investigate and work in this area. Finally, we also hope to recover the actions taken by various stakeholders, who have been intended to intervene in various ways to the problems that today face different sets of workers.
The Universidad de los Andes is located in downtown Bogota, Colombia. The campus has more than 155,000 square meters that meet the technical requirements for quality and high technology to provide an environment that facilitates academic and research activities and general welfare of the entire community and visitors Uniandina Campus.
After 7 years of work around psychosocial factors, stress and mental health at work, the Network of Researchers on Psychosocial Factors at Work (RIFAPT) has decided to coordinate efforts once more with the Iberoamerican Network of Psychosocial Occupational Risks (RIPSOL), with the aim of bringing together and enhancing the experience and reflection on the knowledge gained on this complex issue. In both networks involving several countries in Latin America and since 2007 been promoting and developing research initiatives and training about psychosocial health at work.