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SIP presents its position paper on Workplace Integration and Adaptation

The Societal Impact of Pain SIP publishes its position paper on Workplace Integration and Adaptation. The paper highlights the need for action by European Institutions, national governments, and employers to support a healthy and productive European workforce and society.

Below the key recommendations of our Position Paper:

SIP calls upon EU and national policymakers to:

  • Ensure that the biological, psychological, and social factors of pain are comprehensively addressed in employment policies
  • Consider the mental and physical health needs of Europeans in other policy areas such as inclusion, transport, digitalisation, and cross-border equity
  • Ensure reasonable, flexible work adjustments for workers
  • Support reintegration of people living with pain back into the workforce
  • Establish mechanisms for financial and rehabilitation support for workers with chronic pain
  • Recognise that good work can have a positive impact on the health, wellbeing, and productivity of Europeans and European society

A gap exists in effective policies to address employment and integration issues for individuals with chronic pain across Europe and, for this reason, SIP will discuss the position paper in the last week of October, at a multi-stakeholder online event. More information will come soon.

Read the full paper here.

Discover more, also, on how SIP is involved in the Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2020-2022.

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