Study on the occupational health concerns and the existence of stress-related and psychological problems associated with work
Client: European Parliament
Work-related psychosocial risks, and in particular work-related stress, are among the biggest health and safety challenges that Europe faces.
As part of a framework contract to provide services in the field of health and safety at work, the European Parliament Committee on Employment and Social Affairs has asked Milieu and its partner IOM to carry out a study on the occupational health concerns and the existence of stress-related and psychological problems associated with work.
The study summarised recent trends in exposure to stress at work following the outburst of the financial and economic crisis and its impact on the mental health of the European workforce. It also provided an overview of EU measures and Member States initiatives to tackle the issue of stress at work, and included the presentation of case studies of successful and innovative initiatives in 8 countries (France, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK). Finally, the study provided policy recommendations at EU level.
At the end of the project, Milieu presented the findings of the study and its policy recommendations in front of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament. The study served as input to the Parliament’s position on the need to tackle stress and burn-out more efficiently at EU level.