European experts gather in Ljubljana to discuss active workplace
On 11 January 2019, partners of the EMoCS EU project met in Ljubljana, Slovenia to further the development of the project’s upcoming workshop and prepare for the creation of the first EU-wide label on Active Workplace.
A large amount of evidence shows that companies with active employees have a beneficial impact on their companies’ productivity, on society but most of all on people’s own wellbeing. As extensive research has shown, promoting health in the workplace improves the working environment and is beneficial for society, companies and employees as individuals.
The Paris call for an Active Workplace label was launched in September during the European Meetings of Company Sport. This call is a first step towards creating a European community of practices and develop tools at the service of companies. Partners set the basis for the possible creation and implementation of a label which would include a quality certification.
If such certifications exist at national level (for example in France led by French Federation of Company Sport and in Slovenia led by the Slovenian Sports Union), no such programme exists at European level.
The upcoming EMoCS workshop on 22-23 May will be a further opportunity to discuss the development of active workplaces at European level.
More information at www.emocs.eu