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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 200716

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2008

  • End date

    31 January 2012

Funded under:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 216 332,40

  • EU contribution

    € 1 046 444

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

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.
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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

BALTIJAS STARPTAUTISKAIS EKONOMISKAS POLITIKAS STUDIJU CENTRS

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 26 400

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 7 584

EVGENIA TRAIKAPI

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 82 600

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 13 422

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 35 402

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 134 790

SWANSEA UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 26 400

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 911,36

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 19 902

CENTRALNY INSTYTUT OCHRONY PRACY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 18 083

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 26 400

KOZSZOLGALTATASOK KOZGAZDASAGI ES IRANYITASI KERDESEINEK KOZPONTJA ALAPITVANY

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 18 888

UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 52 367

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 22 559

ELINKEINOELAMAN TUTKIMUSLAITOKSEN KANNATUSYHDISTYS RY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 19 201

HOCHSCHULE FUR WIRTSCHAFT UND RECHT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 26 088

KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 17 088,64

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 200716

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2008

  • End date

    31 January 2012

Funded under:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 216 332,40

  • EU contribution

    € 1 046 444

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom