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Inspired by: FP7 » Increased Awareness for Work-Life Balance in EU Workplaces

version: 2 / updated: 2009-11-30
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Originally submitted by: Cornelia Daheim
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Source of inspiration

European Commission Framework Programme for RTD (FP7)

Theme/activity of inspiration

Theme 1 - Health

Sub-theme/area of inspiration

Other actions across health themes

Signal's headline

(max. 9 words)
Increased Awareness for Work-Life Balance in EU Workplaces

Signal's description

(approx. 150 words)
Please describe the Weak Signal (approx. 150 words)
There is an increase in research on improving the work-life balance that will eventually increase productivity and efficiency of employees in the EU.


research, health, work-life balance, productivity, efficiency

Signal's first apperance


Signal's potential evolution

It could lead to...
issue type of issue/development potential impact on society timeframe for the issue to become at least 50% probable
#1 To improve the work-life balance, the "Free Friday" is introduced EU-wide. On that day, employees are obliged to chose from activities that support mental and physical health. discontinuation

Under what assumption the Weak Signal might evolve.

higher demand for an improvementin the work-life balance by European employees


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Level 3: important for the European Union