The collaborative project funded by the EC 6th Framework Programme, focused on the development of a European framework for psychosocial risk management with a special focus on work-related stress and workplace violence (including harassment, bullying and mobbing).
Develop existing knowledge in reviewing available methodologies to evaluate the prevalence and impact of psychosocial risks at work and work-related stress
Identify appropriate means of collecting sensitive data in relation to these issues
Develop indicators on stress and violence at work in order to promote harmonisation in the area of psychosocial risk management and enhance best business practice
Develop detailed recommendations and evidence-based best-practice guidance on the management of these issues at the workplace to promote clarity and a unified European approach that will enable stakeholders to put these in practice to improve the quality of working life
Disseminate the results of the project to stakeholders and social partners including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in order to raise awareness and promote understanding, engagement and best practice in relation to the issues of concern.
The project placed special emphasis on high-risk worker groups and occupational sectors and addressed relevant gender issues and key issues relating to the implementation of best practice in the context of different enterprises and in particular SMEs. In addition, and in line with European policy on corporate social responsibility and social dialogue, the project engaged with social partners throughout its implementation and linked the project outcomes to these principles. The results have been disseminated widely with the support of the WHO and the PRIMA consortium. In addition, the consortium worked in synergy with partners in candidate and third countries and national regulatory bodies to ensure a wide impact of the project outcomes.
The initiative was led by the Institute of Work, Health and Organisations, University of Nottingham from November 2006 till February 2009. The PRIMA consortium received further funding to develop training based on the outcomes of this project. See the PRIMAeT pages for more detail.