6th International Conference «Work and Health»

Thursday and Friday, 13-14 February 2020

School of Social Work, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), Olten, Switzerland

The specific conference topic «Sustainability in workplace integration» will be examined in the framework of the context of «Work and Health». Second, a range of current issues relevant to the focus area «Work and Health» will be addressed. The topic of «sustainability» will be a under detailed focus in the conference both in respect to its importance for the dynamic interplay between work and health -- and also in regard to measures and activities within an effective workplace integration. In discussing the focus of sustainability, topics to be addressed will include inter alia aspects of social policy/social security, work and health in firms and organizations of workplace integration, and specialists and professional behavior in contexts of workplace integration and inclusion. More general topics at the conference include various questions arise relevant to the topical focus “Work and Health”. These entail changes in the world of work, especially with regard to digitalization, shortage of skilled work and aging workforce, social welfare measures by the state, company measures, activities of the institutions and organizations of workplace integration, and challenges for employees and specialists in the field.

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Conference organizer

Responsible for organization
Prof. Dr. Thomas Geisen,
Benedikt Hassler,
Lea Widmer,