Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
“The members of the European Network for Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP) work together towards the vision `healthy employees in healthy organisations`. They are committed to the mission of develo...
“The members of the European Network for Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP) work together towards the vision `healthy employees in healthy organisations`. They are committed to the mission of developing and promoting good workplace health practice, which in turn contributes to a high level of health protection and sustainable economic and social development in Europe” (Rules of Internal Procedure, Article 1). This vision is part of two broader visions at European policy level:
The EU Lisbon Agenda identifies the goal for this decade to develop the EU region `to become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion‘. In this context the EU established concrete goals with regards to 3 areas:
- Quality in work and productivity
- Full employment
- Social cohesion
Workplace health promotion is part of the concept of quality in work with impacts on productivity, employment and social cohesion.
The second vision, although not on the same level on the EU agenda, is to develop a Europe of Health. European health policy supports the development of the national health care systems in the frame of established rules of subsidiarity, with a view to meeting the expectations of European citizens. This includes
- To combat communicable diseases
- To ensure safety of sensitive products
- To support the functioning of health systems within the single market
- To reduce inequalities in health, particularly with regards to the unified Europe
- To establish a European health information system and appropriate mechanisms for responses to new health threats
- To influence important health determinants across a wide range of settings and health issues
With its vision and mission, ENWHP contributes especially to the reduction of health inequalities, to the development of a European health information system and to improving important health determinants with impacts on all relevant settings in working and non-working life.
Start date: 01/01/2010 - End date: 01/01/2011
Call: Generate And Disseminate Health Information And Knowledge (Hi-2009)