The Fifth International Conference on Wellbeing at Work took place 22-24 of May 2019 in Paris. The French National Research and Safety Institute (INRS), our French PEROSH member, hosted it. The Partnership for European Research in Occupational Safety and Health (PEROSH) and its Wellbeing and Work Project Group were the two other organisers.
Earlier similar Wellbeing at Work conferences were held in Finland, the United Kingdom, Denmark and The Netherlands. Almost 300 participants in Paris shared their latest findings in research on wellbeing.
Paulien Bongers, chair of PEROSH, opened the conference. The aim of the conference is to share state-of-the-art knowledge, best practices and innovations. Ranging from specific research to pragmatic industrial practices. In order to provide a coherent research agenda on wellbeing at work. A broad range of disciplines explored wellbeing at work approaches, methods and cultural contexts.
Margo Ketels won The Young Researcher Award competition with her publication The influence of occupational physical activity and work-related stress on perceived work ability, M. Ketels (Ms), E. Van Poel (Ms), D. De Bacquer (Prof), A. Holtermann (Prof), E. Clays (Prof). She is a researcher from the University of Ghent, Belgium.
The next Wellbeing at Work Conference will be organized by CIOP-PIB, the Polish PEROSH member, in Cracow in 2022.