Pledges of EUWIN and partners

European Workplace Innovation Network (EUWIN)

Geert Van Hootegem

Conferences and webinars on workplace innovation

Promotion of workplace innovation via website, newsletters, and social media presence

Joint research and training development on workplace innovation

The Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at BAS (IPS-BAS), Sofia, Bulgaria

The Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at BAS conducts complex theoretical and empirical, fundamental and applied, philosophical, sociological, and science-studies-related research.

Applied Research and Communications (ARC) Fund, Bulgaria

Zoya Damianova

Setting up the EUWIN; conference in Sofia, with stakeholders, and a business networking event focused on workplace innovation

Enterprise Europe Network – Bulgaria

Organising the annual national contest ‘Innovative Enterprise of the Year’ in which workplace innovation is a category

HIVA Research Institute for Work and Society at KU Leuven, Belgium

Ezra Dessers

Paradigms 4.0, research project on digital transformation of production industry

BargainUp, EU Action Project on bargaining upfront in the digital age

FutureFit, training and research project on empowering workers with the skills they need for tomorrow

INOV.ORG,  Portugal

Jorge S. Coelho

Workshops for companies

Saxion University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Saxion offers a broad range of courses at various levels, including many international programmes.

Sinnergiak Social Innovation (UPV/EHU), Spain

Egoitz Pomares

Regional workplace innovation programme research

Regional networking and dissemination activities (conferences, seminars)

Social policy advocacy

TNO, Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research, the Netherlands

Steven Dhondt

Research projects on combining (technological) innovation with social innovation, co-creation with the workers, combining human-organisation-technology, Beyond4.0

Development digital and workplace innovation warehouse in collaborative approach (Sharehouse)

Paradigm 4.0, research project on digital transformation of production industry

TUDO TU Dortmund University – Social Research Centre sfs, Germany

Antonius Schröder

Research projects on combining (technological) innovation with social innovation, co-creation with the workers, combining human-organisation-technology

COCOP – Coordinating Optimisation of Complex Industrial Processes
ROBOHARSH – Robotic workstation in harsh environmental conditions to improve safety in the steel industry

SPIRE-SAIS: Skills Alliance for Industrial Symbiosis (SAIS) – A Cross-sectoral Blueprint for a Sustainable Process Industry (SPIRE)
ESSA: Blueprint “New Skills Agenda Steel”: Industry-driven sustainable European Steel Skills Agenda and Strategy (2019-2022)

University of Agder, Department of Working Life and Innovation, Norway

Hans C.G Johnsen

A general collaborative agreement with the Eyde cluster (organizing process industry in Norway) on organizational development based on the Norwegian Collaborative Model.

This agreement includes training and practical organizational development projects in the companies.

Innovation policy for large scale social challenges. A 3 year project financed by The Regional Research Fund of Agder.

Warwick University, Institute for Employment Research, UK

Chris Warhurst

Upward convergence in working conditions in the EU

Developing a new model of employment relations for Northern Ireland

Review of Business Schools’ Pedagogy and Fair Work

Workitects, Belgium

Seth Maenen

Innovative work organisation in residential elderly care centers

Research and implementation on workplace innovation in the manufacturing industry (Manuwin)

Research on implementation of digital technologies and work organisation

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Workplace Innovation Europe CLG, Ireland

Peter Totterdill

Workplace Innovation Engagement Programme (Scottish Enterprise): intensive support in 19 companies.

Workplace innovation masterclasses and workshops (Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, UK) plus accredited Workplace Innovation Practitioner e-learning programmes.

EUWIN: maintaining Knowledge Bank, editorship of Bulletin and speaking roles at workshops/conferences.

anact, France

Segolene Journoud

Anact is the French national agency for the improvement of working conditions. Created in 1973, it is administered by the State and the social partners. By supporting field experiments with employee representatives and managers, Anact produces knowledge, methods and tools to help public and private organisations – particularly SMEs – to link quality of life and working conditions to overall performance and to anticipate changes in the workplace. It actively supports the principles of innovation in the workplace.

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European Workplace Innovation Network (EUWIN)

EUWIN was established by the European Commission in 2013 and is now entirely supported by contributions from an international network of partners co-ordinated by HIVA (University of Leuven). EUWIN also functions as a network partner to BEYOND4.0 and BRIDGES5.0 projects.

Contact: Workplace Innovation Europe CLG (