Physical inactivity, one of the major causes of death worldwide, is very high among office workers, who are estimated to spend two-thirds of their day sitting down. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the automation and digitization of work, and has exponentially increased remote working - a system that is likely to remain established in society, and which leads to an increase in sedentary behaviour. Several studies are starting to highlight the negative effects of remote working on physical activity, and are offering strategies to combat it. One of these projects is Click2Move, a European initiative led by the University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC), which aims to promote jobs offering active and healthy remote working by creating digital solutions and training human resources managers, occupational health specialists and management staff, among others.
The Click2Move is a three-year project funded by the Erasmus programme, led by UVic-UCC and has a total budget of 400,000 Euros. ENWHP is one of the partners involved as Technological University of Shannon (Ireland), Zavod Apga (Slovenia), Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (the Netherlands) and the Rete europea per la prevenzione della salute nei luoghi di lavoro (ENWHP) (Italy).
The European Click2Move project will analyse the needs of working people and develop a programme based on mobile technology to reduce sedentary behaviour in remote working and will produce guides including various strategies and good practices aimed at workers, occupational hazards and prevention managers, management, public organisations, public health agencies, education and business organisations.