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An inquiry into the health and safety at work; a European Union perspective

Objective

This proposal aims to review current knowledge and issues related to the economic impact of health at work, to assemble, organise, analyse and synthesise data from national projects and surveys, and to recommend future actions for research and policy development aiming at improving health and safety at work in a changing labour market environment in the European Union in an era of ageing populations, feminised labour markets and increased incidence of Small and Medium Enterprices (SMEs). This is achieved through co-ordinated reviews, the development of common databases regarding indicators of health and safety at work in the participant countries (including the incidence of accidents and illnesses of work, the incidence of absenteeism, and early retirement due to accidents/illnesses at work,) and the associated GIS analysis capability. In addition, a pilot study aiming at designing appropriate data collection protocols is designed to explore the appropriateness of small scale surveys, using purpose-build questionnaire, to determine the preference setting of both employers and employees with regard to health and safety at work and to highlight the cost and benefits of investing in improving the health and safety at work. The above lead to a series of co-ordination meetings and workshops at which the status of health and safety at work, its repercussions for the quality of work and its effects on Europe’s competitiveness are reviewed and studied. A comparative EU-wide assessment of the structure and dynamics of the health and safety at work is carried out. Policy recommendations aiming at improving the health and safety at work in the context of changing labour market environment are detailed with particular reference to the ageing population, the feminisation of the labour markets and the increased incidence of SMEs.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/physical geography/cartography/geographic information systems

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2007-A
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 472 445
Administrative Contact
Frederick Stevenson-Robb (Mr.)

Participants (19)

UNIVERSITE DIJON BOURGOGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 25 913
Address
Esplanade Erasme Maison De L Universite
21078 Dijon Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Brun (Ms.)
BALTIJAS STARPTAUTISKAIS EKONOMISKAS POLITIKAS STUDIJU CENTRS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 26 400
Address
Strelnieku 4A
1010 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alf Vanags (Dr.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 7 584
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lene Bavnbek Enevoldsen (Ms.)
EVGENIA TRAIKAPI
Greece
EU contribution
€ 82 600
Address
Kaftantzoglou 15
54638 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Evgenia Traikapi (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

Participation ended

France
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Collain (Ms.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 13 422
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mar Garcia-Ferrer (Ms.)
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 35 402
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stavros Drakopoulos (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 134 790
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ad H. M. Gielen (Dr.)
SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 26 400
Address
Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Treble (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 911,36
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Vandepitte (Ms.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 19 902
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Javier Lerma (Mr.)
CENTRALNY INSTYTUT OCHRONY PRACY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 18 083
Address
Czerniakowska 16
00 701 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anna Popielawska (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 26 400
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Robert Fekete (Mr.)
KOZSZOLGALTATASOK KOZGAZDASAGI ES IRANYITASI KERDESEINEK KOZPONTJA ALAPITVANY
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 18 888
Address
Fővám Tér 8
1093 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laszlo Gulacsi (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 52 367
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Guido Castelli (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 22 559
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carmen Puerta (Ms.)
ELINKEINOELAMAN TUTKIMUSLAITOKSEN KANNATUSYHDISTYS RY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 19 201
Address
Arkadiankatu 23B
00100 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Markku Lammi (Mr.)
HOCHSCHULE FUR WIRTSCHAFT UND RECHT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 26 088
Address
Badensche Strasse 52
10825 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Miriam Beblo (Prof.)
KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 17 088,64
Address
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Vanessa Hage (Ms.)