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Between work and welfare: improving return to work strategies for long term absent employees

Objective

Response to Long Term Absence (LTA) as a result of illness, injury or impairment has the capacity to “disable" an individual. The process through which this transition occurs is complex and relatively undocumented but involves the work/welfare axis. It is a process that results in economic and social costs for the State, the employer and the individual. Improving the means by which work and welfare based systems manage the challenge of LTA and "disability" must be a key element of any strategy focused on improving quality of life, increasing economic growth and employment, achieving equal opportunities and promoting social inclusion. Return will characterise and describe LTA responses in a number of EU Member States. It will identify enabling and disabling factors within each system. The results will include a package of practical tools to address LTA and return to work and recommendations for strategies to stem the "work to welfare" out flow from employment.

Call for proposal

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Coordinator

WORK RESEARCH CENTER LTD
Address
11,Greenlea Drive, 1 Terenure
6 Dublin
Ireland
 

Participants (7)

FACHHOCHSCHULE HEIDELBERG, UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
Germany
Address
Bonhoefferstrasse, 1
69004 Heidelberg
 
FORTUM CORPORATION
Finland
Address

06101 Porvoo
 
JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITAET LINZ
Austria
Address
Raimundstrasse, 17
4020 Linz
 
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Ucd, Carysfort Campus, Blackrock
14 Dublin
 
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE OF THE SOCIAL INSURANCE INSTITUTION, FINLAND
Finland
Address
Peltolantie, 3
20720 Turku / Abo
 
UNIVERSITY OF MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
Address
Universiteitssingel, 50
6200 MD Maastricht
 
Università degli Studi di Cassino
Italy
Address
Via Bari, 8
03043 Cassino