WIN - Work-oriented Innovation in Greece

2007 – This WIN-report: Work-oriented Innovation in Greece,  is based on a 2006 study conducted by DEMOKRITOS and the General Secretariat for Science and Technology in Greece. This report provides a comprehensive insight into the situation regarding working conditions and innovation in Greece. An attempt was made to get a clear picture in what the research programs and practices can offer, providing support to both employees and employers.

The WORK-IN-NET (WIN) was a Coordination Action (CA, 2005 – 2010) in the ERA-net and  aimed to collect, analyze and disseminate information on national activities in the field of innovation. By improving the quality of work and making more use of the creativity of the employees, Europe can keep up with the demands of today’s economy. The information was shared with other Member States of the European Union where workplace innovation is not yet on the agenda. WORK-IN-NET wanted to reduce economic and social disparities between European countries.

The report
In this report, the following topics are discussed:
– Working conditions in Greece; 
– An overview of the institutions that support initiatives in the field of improvements in the workplace; 
– Initiatives / best practices; 
– The priorities of the Greek government to improve the current situation of employment and working conditions; objectives and contributions;
– The report by the Institute of Labour of the Greek General Confederation of Labour  (INE – GSEE) and the Confederation of Public Servants (ADEDY) about their strategy to enhance competitiveness through the development of a new model for workplace innovation; 
– Statistics in the field of health and safety at work in Greece; 
– Summary of studies that have been done on  the working conditions in Greece.

See the annex for the full article Work- oriented Innovation in Greece. (2007) By P. Christopoulou and C. Makropoulos.