Ziele von WORK-IN-NET:

As economies become more knowledge-intensive, competitive advantages rely increasingly on the creative capacity and high commitment of employers and employees, which depend strongly on the companies’ abilities to organise work and workplaces that make the best use of the collective competence of all its employees as a resource for innovation. Today there is ample evidence that organisational patterns and human resource management practices are important to create good conditions for the improvement of labour productivity and product quality, company flexibility and customer satisfaction, innovation capacity and competitiveness. Successful performance depends on many factors. IT applications are perhaps the most obvious, but also crucial are enlightened company strategies and new forms of work organisation. These include the promotion of health and skills with regard to the ageing of the workforce and equal opportunities for women and minority groups, and many more.
The aim of WORK-IN-NET 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. The WORK-IN-NET Coordination Action (CA) exchanges and collects, analyses and spreads information on existing national and regional activities on work-related innovations, thus paving the way for joint, transnational initiatives as benchmark exercises, transfer seminars and a joint programme.


  • Germany: PT-DLR /BMBF - Project Management Organisation in the DLR of the Federal Ministry of Education and
    Research (Koordinator)
  • Finland:  TEM - Ministry of Employment and the Economy
  • Finland: TEKES, Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation
  • Finland: FWEF - Work Environment Fund
  • Germany: MAGS - Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of the Land North Rhine Westphalia, Germany
  • Gemany:  G.I.B. - Gesellschaft für Innovative Beschäftigungsförderung
  • Greece: GSRT - Secretariat for Research and Technology, Ministry of Development
  • Ireland: NCPP - National Centre for Partnership & Performance
  • Italy: Regional Government of Emilia Romagna
  • Netherlands: NCSI - Netherlands Centre for Social Innovation
  • Poland: NCBiR - National Centre for Research and Development
  • Sweden: VINNOVA - Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems
  • Sweden: FAS - Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research

Assoziierte Teilnehmer:

  • Austria: Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
  • Belgium: STV/SERV Innovatie & Arbeid
  • France: ANACT - The Agence Nationale pour l'Amélioration des Conditions de Travail
  • Italy: IRES ER - Istituto di Ricerche Economiche e Sociali dell'Emilia-Romagna
  • Netherlands: TNO Work and Employment
  • United Kingdom: UK WON
  • European Institution: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

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