Sustainable work as a resource for health, innovation and growth
|Karolinska Institutet - Institutet för miljömedicin
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 1 250 000
|July 2016 - January 2019
Purpose and goal
The purpose of the platform´s work was to 1) Influence the focus of the calls for proposals in the work programs 2018-2020. 2) Increase participation among Swedish researchers and companies in Horizon 2020 and 3) Strengthen the concept Sustainable working life. Through our activities, meetings and conferences, we perceive that the goals have been achieved to the extent that they can be evaluated at present time.
Expected results and effects
Several calls for proposals in the work program for 2018-2020 contain writings on the topic sustainable work. We have helped strengthen Swedish researchers´ international network and increased awareness of Swedish partners in Europe. An increase in the number of Swedish co-applicants in Horizon2020 has not yet been evaluated because we are only halfway through the current work program. Sustainable work has gained a strong foothold in Sweden and Europe. It has a prominent place in the government´s current research program, the European Social Fund´s efforts and in the public debate.
Planned approach and implementation
The methods have been effective but the possibilities of influencing a large research program as Horizon 2020 are very limited. The fact that we have entered with comments early in the process has been a key to success. Meeting different stakeholders at their own events has been a more cost effective way to reach the target population. However, our two own conferences have been successful, focused on the issue and hav set the agenda. We believe the mix has been a strenght to the project.