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Sustainable Employability of Workers with Chronic Illness

In the first phase of the PH Work project, background information was researched and a questionnaire was developed with the purpose of collecting data on sustainable work strategies in European countries.

Later on, good practices that pay special attention to workers with chronic conditions and their employability, were collected from following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Based on the analysis of the different strategies from the European countries and the good practices, prerequisites at the organizational and communication level, as well as general factors of success are defined.

Below you will find a number of ENWHP reports that resulted from the first phase of the PH Work project. Please note that in the second phase of the project further models of good practice have been selected. ___________________________________________________________________

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1. 'The challenge of the sustainable employability of workers with chronic illnesses: Analysing and enhancing good practice in Europe'

This paper on the challenge of sustainable employability provides background information on the issue of workers with a chronic condition. Definitions and concepts in this rather complex domain are clarified to give this transnational project a common ground. (July 2011, 15p.)

2. 'Report on national Return to Work (RTW) policies'

This document reports on the survey of national correspondents we carried out in 2011 on the issue of national policies for job retention and Return to Work (RTW) for workers with chronic illnesses. The report analyses the national policy context to identify major constraints and opportunities. (March 2012, 23p.)

3. 'Analysis of Models of Good Practice'

In this report we give an overview of the Models of Good Practice that were collected during the first phase of the PH Work project. Further, in order to analyze these good practices - we have been looking into general factors of success and the need for specific conditions. Finally, we provide short descriptions of these good practices. Full descriptions of the cases, you can find in the separate appendix. The analysis of these good practices provided input to write the European Guide to Good Practice, with guidelines on how healthy work for employees with chronic diseases can be promoted. (April 2012, 16 p.)

A summary of the analysis report is added as a short presentation below.

4. 'Appendix: Models of Good Practice'

Full description of the Models of Good Practice that were collected during the first phase of the PH Work project. Appendix to the 'Analysis of Models of Good Practice' report. The analysis of these good practices provided input to write the European Guide to Good Practice, with guidelines on how healthy work for employees with chronic diseases can be promoted. (April 2012, 192 p.)