Get ready for the grand finale: the H-WORK final event in Bologna

by UNIBO team

We’re thrilled to announce the final event of the H-WORK project!

We look forward to sharing this significant milestone with you! It has surely been a rewarding and challenging journey. Together with our partners and key stakeholders, we have designed and implemented more than 40 interventions in 10 test sites across 5 different countries in Europe!

Our event will feature a series of presentations, roundtable discussions, and debates that delve into the project’s pivotal moments and outcomes.

On this day, we will present our findings, innovative tools for assessing needs and the protocols for realistic evaluation of interventions used in our test sites. We will also share some of the challenges faced during the implementation of different multi-level interventions as well as the lessons learnt.

The final version of the Innovation Platform, a crucial project outcome, will additionally be presented. The platform guides and assists key stakeholders – including employers, managers, SMEs and HR professionals – in assessing needs and selecting, implementing, and evaluating interventions to promote mental health in the workplace.

Throughout the day, we will have two distinguished keynote speakers:

Frank Krause is a Human Factors Research Scientist at the Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). Over time, Frank broadened his expertise to encompass production processes and work systems, with his recent research centred on human-robot interactions, including exoskeletons and cobots. He will offer invaluable insights into the transformation of work, the impact of evolving technologies, and the path to sustainable work environments.

Sarah Copsey is a senior project manager at the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). With over 25 years of dedicated service, she coordinates EU-OSHA’s research activities on psychosocial risks. With an academic background in psychology and ergonomics, Sarah will share insights from the EU-OSHA’s latest findings on psychosocial risks and the new challenges ahead.

> Have a look at the full program of the day.

This event represents a golden opportunity for professionals, researchers, students, and anyone passionate about enhancing workers’ well-being to gather insightful and practical takeaways.

By connecting with the speakers and the experts, attendees will have the chance to discover best practices to foster mental health at work and establish safer and psychologically supportive workspaces. We believe that our collective efforts and findings can cater to a diverse range of interests and needs. We hope that everyone, regardless of their specific role or background, will find something valuable to take away from this gathering.

The final event will take place on the 29th of September 2023, at the Aula Magna of the Department of Education Sciences “Giovanni Maria Bertin” at the University of Bologna.

The event is open to the public and does not require registration. The day will kick off at 9:00 AM with a welcome remark by the Scientific Coordinator, Prof. Pietrantoni, and it will conclude at 5:00 PM with final comments from esteemed professors of the University of Bologna and representatives of the Workplace Health and Safety Area of the Regione Emilia Romagna.

And if you can’t attend the in-person event, don’t worry. You can follow the day’s programme by connecting remotely on the Teams platform.

Click here to attend the online event.

We look forward to seeing you!