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Policy Recommendation Report on Work-Related Stress Management

This report offers a comprehensive set of policy recommendations to address work-related stress across the EU.


The “Policy Recommendation Report on Work-Related Stress Management” is a comprehensive document funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. This report aims to provide an impetus for EU-wide action on managing work-related stress by offering a detailed set of policy recommendations to address gaps in national policies regarding working conditions, work-life balance, and stress prevention.

The report presents extensive research on work-related stress prevention and management conducted across five EU member states: Bulgaria, Spain, Croatia, Cyprus, and the Netherlands. It includes key findings from surveys, focus groups, and national legislative framework analyses. The report highlights the prevalence of work-related stress, its impact on employees’ mental health, and the current inadequacies in existing corporate wellness plans and training cycles.

Key recommendations include the implementation of mandatory corporate wellness plans, annual mental health surveys, and the provision of training on stress management techniques. The report also calls for changes in national health systems to support mental health more effectively and the introduction of legal frameworks to ensure the mental well-being of employees.

By addressing these issues, the report aims to improve the overall work environment, enhance employee well-being, and reduce the economic burden associated with work-related stress and burnout. This document serves as a crucial resource for policymakers, employers, and stakeholders committed to fostering healthier workplaces across the EU.

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This project has been funded with the support of the ERASMUS+ of the European Commission. The contents reflect the views only of the authors, and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.