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Labour and innovation: Work-oriented innovations - a key to better employment, cohesion and competitiveness in a knowledge-intensive society

Objective

Work-oriented innovations and, in particular, the interactions between a skilled workforce, enlightened man-agement strategies and extended development coalitions are key-factors for the EU' s successful realisation of the objectives of the Lisbon European Council to become "the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion". To cope effectively with these strategic challenges, the fragmented national research and development ac-tivities increased by a North-South and West-East divide in Europe shall be engaged in a structured WORK-IN-NET process from improving co-operation and co-ordination to joint and transnational activities. The con-sortium consists of senior programme managers of 12 leading public funding agencies and ministries from 7 countries, who are managing their programme activities in close interaction (advisory boards and diverse committees) with the main stakeholders from science, economy and society. The objective of the WORK-IN-NET is to create an internal research market on work-oriented innovations by a systematic exchange and stepwise integration of research objectives and approaches which will be real-ised by a broad range of instruments from fora of programme makers and electronic databases via joint evaluation and benchmarking processes to the implementation of co-operation arrangements and agree-ments on joint research activities in the field of work-oriented innovations especially laying the foci on - human resource management for improving the quality of working life, the innovative human potential and labour productivity, - corporate social cultures for implementing innovative work organisations in an increasing knowledge-intensive economy, - broad development coalitions for implementing sustainable regional innovation systems with job-creating and positive cohesion effects.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

ERA-NET/1/CA-SSA
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FÜR LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E.V. (PROJEKTTRÄGER)
Address
Südstr. 125
Bonn
Germany

Participants (16)

FEDERATION OF ENGINEERING ASSOCIATIONS
Poland
Address
Czackiego 3/5
Warsaw
FINNISH FUNDING AGENCY FOR TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
Finland
Address
Kyllikinportti 2, Länsi-pasila
Helsinki
FINNISH WORK ENVIROMENT FUND- TYÖSUOJELURAHASTO
Finland
Address
Eerikinkatu 2
Helsinki
FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO PER IL LAVORO (INSTITUTE FOR LABOUR FOUNDATION)
Italy
Address
Via Marconi, 8
Bologna
FORSKNINGSRADET FÖR ARBETSLIV OCH SOCIALVETENSKAP SWEDISH COUNCIL FOR WORKING LIFE AND SOCIAL RESEARCH
Sweden
Address
Birger Jarls Torg 5
Stockholm
GENERAL SECRETARIAT FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY
Greece
Address
Mesogeion Avenue 14-18
Athens
GESELLSCHAFT FÜR INNOVATIVE BESCHÄFTIGUNGSFÖRDERUNG MBH
Germany
Address
Im Blankenfeld 4
Bottrop
MINISTERIUM FÜR ARBEIT, GESUNDHEIT, SOZIALES DES LANDES NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN
Germany
Address
Fürstenwall 25
Düsseldorf
MINISTRY OF EMPLOYMENT AND THE ECONOMY
Finland
Address
Aleksanterinkatu 4
Helsinki
MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND HIGHER EDUCATION/MINISTERSTWO NAUKI I SZKOLNICTWA WYZSZEGO
Poland
Address
Wspólna St. 1/3
Warsaw
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR PARTNERSHIP AND PERFORMANCE
Ireland
Address
16 Parnell Square
Dublin 1
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT / NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN I ROZWOJU
Poland
Address
Ks. I. Jana Skorupki 4
Warsaw
REGIONE EMILIA-ROMAGNA
Italy
Address
Viale Aldo Moro, 52
Bologna
STICHTING NEDERLAND CENTRUM VOOR SOCIALE INNOVATIE
Netherlands
Address
Beursplein 37, Kamer 511-513
Rotterdam
THE RESEARCH COUNCIL OF NORWAY
Norway
Address
Stensberggt. 26
Oslo
THE SWEDISH AGENCY FOR INNOVATION SYSTEMS
Sweden
Address
Mäster Samuelsgatan 56
Stockholm