Psychosocial work factors

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Psychosocial work factors include racism, harassment and stress. The Foundation has carried out substantial research in each of these areas. Harassment may stem from any of several forms of discrimination, such as gender, disability, age and race.

The Fourth Working Conditions Survey (2005) considered equal opportunities and discrimination in the workplace.

In its ongoing work, the Foundation sets as a basic principle that valuing diversity is one of the pillars of the European Union. It plans to focus on the identification of policies and concrete experiences aimed at:

  • managing diversity from a perspective of competitiveness and productivity and the improvement of working conditions for all workers.
  • increasing social integration and, in particular, improving access to good quality employment by promoting non-discrimination.