Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Medizin (BAUA), Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health BAUA
44149 Dortmund, GERMANY
Rena Hohenstein: hohenstein [dot] rena [at] baua.bund.de
The Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) with head office in Dortmund was formed on 01.07.1996 as a public law institute without legal capacity. The BAuA is an authority within the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
As a pool of competence and a knowledge service provider in matters of safety and health at work, we offer advice and practical assistance to companies, government, the social partners, the general public and, not least, you. We research, analyse, inform, publish, co-ordinate, develop, train and advise to help bring about a humane world of work with safe, healthy and competitive workplaces.
Work Reseach Centre WRC
3 Sundrive Road, Dublin 12 - IRELAND
Tel.: +353 1 4927042
Dr. Richard Wynne - Director - r [dot] wynne [at] wrc-research.ie
The Work Research Centre is a research and consultancy company providing a multidisciplinary perspective and service in five main areas:
- Socio-economic aspects of telecommunications and telematics
- Health and wellbeing in the workplace
- ICT solutions for disabled and older people
- Human resource aspects of organisational change
- Health and social service innovation
The Rehab Group REHAB
Beach Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4, IRELAND
Tel.: +353 1 2077200
Collette Ryan - collette [dot] ryan [at] rehabcare.ie
Rehab is a leading non-governmental organisation which works towards a world where every person has the opportunity to achieve their potential. We work in local communities to provide high-quality services and opportunities to people who need them.
Over 3,600 Rehab staff provide health and social care, training and education, and rehabilitation, employment and commercial services in Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands and Poland. These services enhance the quality of people’s lives, by supporting people in fulfilling personal goals, in accessing new opportunities and in playing a more active role in their communities. Rehab enables people to make the most of their skills and talents, to take up employment or further education and to live more independent lives.
The people who currently use our services include young people and adults with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities, people with mental health difficulties, people with autism and people with an acquired brain injury. A range of essential services are also provided to older people, carers and others who are marginalised.
Every year, more than 56,000 people and their families benefit from the supports provided by Rehab in over 200 locations. Rehab works to influence leaders and policymakers to deliver positive change in the lives of the people who access our services, and has consultative status as a non-Governmental organisation at the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
Forschungsinstitut des Roten Kreuzes, Research Institute of the Red Cross FRK
Nottendorfer Gasse 21, A -1031 Vienna, AUSTRIA
Tel.: +43 1 79580-3425
Gert Lang - Researcher - Gert [dot] Lang [at] w.roteskreuz.at
Katharina Resch - Katharina.[dot] Resch [at] w.roteskreuz.at
Skills and expertise of the organisation
What kind of services or support does a person need both today and in the future facing his or her workplace, security in society, age or even sickness? The Research Institute of the Red Cross broadly approaches and discriminatingly deals with relevant societal problems and – in cooperation with its partners – works on developing creative and innovative solutions. Our central concern and also integral part of all our activities is to guarantee the transfer of project results back into the practical context of health and social services. Theory and practical experience go hand in hand in order to assure the quality of our research. Our Institute is currently participating in national and international research projects and programmes.
The Research Institute of the Red Cross works in four research fields:
- Rescue, emergency care and security - Quick and competent medical care for emergency patients is one of the core competences of the Red Cross. Research studies aim at pointing out possibilities to increase the well- being of the patient during transportation with the help of new technologies (e.g. acupressure, oxygen, thermal cover) and how their state of health can better be monitored and improved. Outcome- studies (e.g. laymen defibrillation) make a relevant contribution to the further development of immediate life-saving measures.
- Health care and nursing - Demographic change leads to a range of alterations in the final stage of one’s life and to die in a dignified way with the respective care and attendance is one of our main focuses. Our Institute aims at analysing and developing solutions for these changes.
- Labour market, employment and volunteer services - Our research also focuses on unemployment and its consequences, reintegration and integration of people seeking employment, empowerment and age management. Due to demographic change, the age group of people over 60 years needs to find meaningful fields of activity in the context of „active ageing“.
- Health promotion and prevention - Due to expanding costs in the health sector new strategies will be required in the near future. Health promotion first of all aims at strengthening one’s health potential and secondly at reducing health-weakening factors, on an individual basis as well as in one’s personal living and working conditions. Our research activities centre around workplace health promotion and health promotion for older people.
EWORX S.A. EWX
66 Jean Moreas, 15231 Halandri, Athens, GREECE
Tel.: +30 210 6148380
Tilia Boussios - Senior Consultant - tb [at] eworx.gr
EWORX S.A. offers ICT consulting and software development services leveraging on the convergence of electronic media and the growing need for innovative solutions to organisational and corporate challenges in the globalised economy. Established in 2001 and headquartered in Athens, the company currently employs over 20 highly trained and skilled professionals who blend experience with multi-disciplinary expertise in consulting, technology, project management, marketing and branding, content and design.
EWORX main services include ICT consulting as well as design, development and deployment of bespoke networked software solutions with emphasis on innovation and usability. The company promotes open source and open standards -based solutions fostering portability and interoperability, vendor-independence and quick return of investment. Application areas include Client/Server Applications, Internet/Intranet/Extranet Portal development, Content Management of multi-lingual and content-rich, database-driven websites, e-Government, e-Learning and e-Business Solutions. In order to provide quality and state-of-the art solutions, EWORX maintains and develops a rich skill-set which includes: ICT strategy and requirements definition, business process modelling, object oriented analysis and design, system development, content strategy development and editorial policy definition, branding and electronic marketing.
Estonian-Swedish Mental Health and Suicidology Institute ERSI
Öie 39, 11615 Tallinn, ESTONIA
Tel.: +372 6516550
Dr. Airi Värnik - Director - airi [dot] varnik [at] neti.ee
Merike Sisask - Project Coordinator - ProMenPol - merike [dot] sisask [at] neti.ee
ERSI is a non-governmental organisation established in 1993. ERSI is incorporated to the Estonian Centre of Behavioural and Health Sciences since 2000 and registered at the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research as research and development institution since 2004. ERSI is a leading centre and a focal point of the Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs in mental health and suicide research and prevention in Estonia. ERSI has broad collaborative contacts both nationally and internationally (WHO, International Academy for Suicide Research, International Association for Suicide Prevention, Stockholm Karolinska Institute, Leipzig University, Würzburg University, Frankfurt Goethe University, FIOCH, American Suicide Prevention Foundation etc) and is involved in several EC funded projects (EAAD, MONSUE, IMHPA, ProMenPol) and WHO collaborative projects (SUPRE-MISS, HBSC).
National Institute for Health and Welfare THL
P.O. Box 30, FI-00271, Helsinki, FINLAND
Tel.: +358 20 610 7331
Eija Stengard - Project Coordinator- ProMenPol - Eija [dot] Stengard [at] thl.fi
The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) is a research institute under the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.
- THL works to promote the well-being and health of the population, prevent diseases and social problems, and develop social and health services.
- THL is the statutory statistical authority in health and welfare and maintains a strong knowledge base within its own field of operations. THL is also responsible for the application of this knowledge.
- THL has a wide range of tools to carry out its responsibilities: research, follow-up and evaluation, development, expert influence, official tasks as well as international co-operation.
- THL seeks to serve the broader society in addition to the scientific community, actors in the field and decision-makers in central government and municipalities
Mental Health Europe - Santé Mentale Europe a.i.s.b.l. MHE-SME
Boulevard Clovis 7, B-1000 Brussels, BELGIUM
Tel.: + 32 22800468
Mary Van Dievel - Director - mvandievel [at] mhe-sme.org
MHE is a non-governmental organisation set up in 1985 and committed to the promotion of positive mental health and well-being, the prevention of mental disorders, the improvement of care, advocacy for and the protection of the human rights of (ex)users of mental health services and their families and carers. MHE’s mission is to promote mental health and well-being of all citizens, from all minority groups and the whole of Europe.
Together with its member organisations MHE develops European exchange projects, formulates recommendations for policies and strategies on mental health and well-being and lobbies the European institutions in order to increase awareness of the issue of positive mental health and well-being – just as MHE members' campaign at the national and local level.
MHE offers an opportunity for every organisation that wants to contribute to building a Europe in which all citizens enjoy a high level of mental health, within the European Union as well as beyond it in the larger Europe. MHE supports the emancipation of different groups in the mental health field in order to establish equal partnerships and opportunities among the different parties and to ensure that the mental health needs of the population are met.
In order to fulfill this strategic role, MHE works closely with the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, has a participative status with the Council of Europe and a liaison function for mental health promotion with the European Commission.
MHE is a member of several European advocacy and lobbying groups: the European Public Health Alliance, the European Disability Forum, the Social Platform and the European Women’s Lobby. MHE's Secretariat is based in Brussels (Belgium).