Title eContent Lab for psychosocial risks at work prevention. VISIONARY project transference
Project Number 2011-1-ES1-LEO05-35900
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text Prevent psicosocial risks at work through collaborative learning!
Psychosocial risks such as violence and bullying can lead to stress at work.Stress affects the health and safety of individuals, but also the health of organisations and national economies.
Reducing work-related stress and psychosocial risks is not only a moral, but also legal imperative. There’s a strong business case as well. In 2008, the annual economic cost of work-related stress in the EU-25 was estimated at 20 billion Euros.
The Community strategy on health and safety at work 2007-2012 (COM(2007) 62 final) explicitly highlights psychosocial issues as important factors in the workplace and calls for the development of a more preventive culture with priority given to mental health in the workplace. The strategy calls for an assessment to be made of the European framework agreement and a recent conference on ‘Tackling work-related stress in the EU’ (July 2009) took stock of the experience and lessons learned from implementing the European social partners' autonomous framework agreement on work-related stress agreed in 2004.
In other hand the Report on work plan Violence and Harassment a European picture (European Commission, 2010) concluded that (among others) two main activities were developed:
- Implement more preventive initiatives for avoiding the psychosocial risk at work;
- Improve the access to the best practices and other resources addressed to prevent the violence at work (bullying. Moving) and stress situation that can cause any psycosocial risk at work.
Considering the above reasons, PreventionLab2.0 project aimed to transfer the VISIONARY project with the following objectives:
- To agree a common approach about the psychosocial risks at work, their causes and their consequences;
- To identify different resources developed European level to prevent the psychosocial risk at work;
- To define a curricula on psychosocial risk prevention;
- To elaborate some training pathways based on the resources identified;
- To develop a collaborative and participative learning environment based on web 2.0.
In order to answer the actual challenges about phychosocial risk at work, and considering the methodological proposal of the VISIONARY project, the PreventionLab2.0 elaborated a learning platform for improving the training offer addressed to prevent the psychosocial risk at work.
The partnership was formed by 5 different entities coming from different areas, ensuring quality in the project implementation: two institutions with a broad experience on the subject tackle by the project (ASIMAG and PREVENT), a technological partner (INFOART) who developed the learning platform, a university (ZEPF) that works in the methodological development for preventing any unhealth phycosocial situation, and finally a public institution that support the decission makers throuh the social research activities.
The project aimed to create a collaborative learning environment intended to promote the health and safety at work through the prevention of psychosocial risks at work.
The partnership was formed by 5 institutions that cover the main working areas tackled by the project, carried out a deep analysis of the national situations in which concern the prevention of psychosocial risks. The analysis included a desk research based on national legislation, labour market situation and impact of psychosocial risks and training offer in the field and a collection of resources and good practices. Furthermore, experts and health and safety at work trainers were interviewed in order to detect their professional needs and better elaborate the project major product: the collaborative environment.
The project partners also defined the transference strategy: from bullying at school (VISIONARY project subject) to psychosocial risks at work. The partners implemented a SWOT analysis of the project in which the transference is based in order to update and upgrade previous contents and reach the new project target group.
The partnership implemented the dissemination and exploitation strategy by creating the channels to involve the target groups in the project. PREVENTION LAB 2.0 included traditional dissemination means such as posters, leaflets, newsletters and an official website available in all project partners’ languages, but also interacted with the potential end users through more innovative means such as social networks (Facebook, twitter and LinkedIn)
During the project second year, the most important activities were related to the elaboration of the Web 2.0 tool in which the collaborative environment is based and tested it among experts and end users. Furthermore, the partners reinforced the exploitation strategy by developing a sustainability plan and creating a specific handbook on how to use the previous mentioned Web 2.0 tool after the Community grant.
The Intellectual Property Agreement is the formal document that gathers the main features of the further use of the Project results, both among partners and with other bodies or interested parties.
Open and distance learning
Human Health and Social Work Activities
open and distance learning
material for open learning
The partnership developed the following results:
-Transnational Meetins Dossier
-Report on the prevention of psychosocial risk at work.
-Guide for the Transference: from the VISIONARY site to the PREVENTION LAB 2.0 edit uploads delete
-Project Platform based on the Web 2.0
-Project Website and Internal Area
- Project Leaflet
- Final Valorisation Report
-Final Internal Evaluation Report
-External Evaluation Report