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In the European Union, work-related stress (WRS) is the second most common work-related health problem, after back pain, affecting 28% of EU workers. As a response to the WRS issue, the EU has funded a series of research projects focused on identifying the stress factors and developing tools that can be used to tackle the issue at organisational level.

As part of our development strategy, Waterford Chamber is working with a network of business organisations and universities all across Europe to develop practical solutions to a variety of business issues affecting our members and the SE region in general. These networks have been set-up to take advantage of EU sponsored programmes in the area of Knowledge Alliance and Exchange of Best Practice that can provide educational and training programmes relevant European wide issues such as WRS etc.

Waterford Chamber has been invited to join one such programme, called IMPRESS and is funded by the Erasmus+ Program, KA2-Knowledge Alliances. There is a large research element to the project which is conducted by our scientific partners, University of Barcelona, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, and Riga Technical University.

IMPRESS (Improving management competences on Excellence based Stress avoidance and working towards Sustainable organisational development in Europe) project aims at developing insight on “work related stress” issues in health and social care organisation, with the goal to develop approaches for early recognition of stress potentials and training modules that allow reacting to them and preventing the outbreak of stress.

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ERASMUS

The 2016 European Strategic Policy Forum on Digital Entrepreneurship stated very clearly “Digital transformation is not an option – it is a must”. As a result, Waterford Chamber has joined forces with a number of European partners to develop ‘Business Transformation towards Digitalisation and Smart Systems’ (BITTMAS).

BITTMAS is a self assessment software tool to aid SMEs in the digitisation process, which will allow businesses to measure themselves against industry benchmarks.

For more information on Strategic European Projects, please contact Donal Nolan by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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