From 2004 to 2010, WORK-IN-NET was supported by the European Commission. During this period, WORK-IN-NET took two complementary approaches throughout to improve the cooperation and coordination of national research efforts for work-oriented innovations.
- Within the ‘RTD management approach’ joint electronic tools for further information exchange, evaluation and benchmarking procedures for promoting learning processes, and arrangements and agreements for multilateral research activities were established.
- In parallel, within the ‘RTD thematic approach’ pilot models for joint strategic approaches, primarily to identify and to cope with the key challenges affected by new interactions between markets and companies, social partners and public bodies were set up.
The aim of WORK-IN-NET was and is to set up sustainable communication and cooperation channels in Europe between the still fragmented national and regional research activities in the area of work-related innovation issues.
To cope with the lasting innovation, productivity and employment challenges in European countries, the focus of WORKINNET lays on three key themes with respect to
- qualitative human resource management;
- corporate social responsibilities and cultures, and
- regional development alliances.
National and Regional Programmes involved in WORK-IN-NET
|Finland||Ministry of Employment and the Economy (TEM)
Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES)
- TYKES, Finnish Workplace Development Programme
|Work Environment Fund (FWEF)||- Work environment|
- Industrial relations, productivity
|Germany||Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany
with Project Management Agency of BMBF at DLR (PT-DLR)
|- Competence, Health and Employability|
- Sustainable Company Development
- Equal Opportunities and Demographic Change
- New Ways of Implementation and Transfer
- Interregional Alliances
|Regional Ministry of Economy and Labour, Nordrhein-Westfalen (MAIGS, G.I.B.)||- Work oriented modernisation|
Ministry of Development, General Secretariat for Research and Technology
|- Work and Health programme|
National Centre for Partnership & Performance (NCPP)
Regional Government of Emilia Romagna
- National Workplace Strategy
- Regional development networks
|Poland||NCBIR||- Goal oriented projects|
|Sweden||Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA)||- Work Life Development for Sustainable Growth|
- Dynamic Labour Markets and Organisations
- Efficient Product Development
|Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS)||- Work, chemical and physical hazards|
- Work, family and welfare
- Stress, work and health
- Labour market, qualification and discrimination