The Project

The prevalence and impact of physical inactivity is one of the biggest problems of public healthcare and economy in Europe and worldwide. The recommendations of EU consider the working environment as basic and most appropriate environment for the support and promotion of the physically active and healthy lifestyle. There are great differences between European countries. While western and northern countries give due attention to the issue and take effective solutions, southern and eastern countries of the EU mostly don’t. The relation of management towards the employees on this topic mostly does not follow recommendations of the experts and does not show the necessary care for the health and well-being of the employees. The project aims to create a comprehensive based approach to tackle the issue of health and physical activity (HEPA), using worksite as the most promising venue of delivery. To create a comprehensive program, the problem must address the various aspects and influences affecting the problem, which also means a complex approach and consideration of various stakeholders.

Aims

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To identify current situation in relation to the health promoting programs based on physical activities and healthy lifestyle in businesses in different EU countries

To identify needs and possibilities of businesses to implement health promoting programs based on physical activity and healthy lifestyle into corporate management

To identify differences (habits, styles and needs) of different working environments and solutions for solving the problems in the partners’ countries

To identify country-specific experiences on the development of practical tools, instruments and approaches

Acquire new findings and knowledge based on the implementation of program in practice

To create a flexible model of health promotion programs based on physical activity and healthy lifestyles, suitable for different needs of businesses in different EU countries

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Acquire new knowledge and solutions to successfully solve given issues in different environment

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Examine the possibilities of transfer of solutions from one environment to another

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Production of a survey-based report on activities related to promoting HEPA