EFPA participation in EU funded projects

Organisations such as universities that wish to initiate a proposal for an EU funded project involving EFPA are asked to send a brief description of the envisaged project, or a preliminary draft application, to the EFPA Head Office at a date well before the submission deadline (not less than 6 weeks).

The link to the online questionnaire is available here.


H-Work project has the purpose of designing, implementing and validating effective multi-level assessment and intervention toolkits, evaluating individual and organisational outcomes of the adopted measures and provide further innovative products and services.

The aim is to effectively promote mental health, along with policy recommendations for employers, occupational health professionals and policy makers.

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H-WORK goes Europe: next presentations at two European congresses

The EU-funded project H-WORK has announced the presentation of its final results at two upcoming congresses in 2023.

Also the H-WORK ‘Mental Health at Work Platform’ will be showcased at the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) congress in Katowice, Poland from May 24-27, 2023, and the European Congress of Psychology (ECP) in Brighton, UK from July 3-6, 2023.

The H-WORK Mental Health at Work Platform’ is an innovative online tool that provides guidance and resources for employers, employees, and occupational health professionals on how to promote and protect mental health in the workplace. The platform includes a self-assessment tool for organizations, a repository of best practices and case studies, and a directory of experts and resources.

At the EAWOP congress in Katowice, H-WORK will present the platform and its key findings on mental health at work. The congress is a major event in the field of work and organizational psychology, bringing together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers from across Europe and beyond.

At the ECP congress in Brighton, H-WORK will participate in a panel discussion with other Horizon 2020 sister projects on the topic of mental health and well-being in the workplace. The congress is the largest gathering of psychologists in Europe, covering all areas of psychology and attracting thousands of participants from around the world.

The presentation of H-WORK’s final results at these two congresses is an important milestone for the project and a demonstration to its contribution to the field of mental health at work. By disseminating its findings and tools to a wide audience of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers, H-WORK hopes to make a lasting impact on the well-being of workers across Europe and beyond.

Have you ever asked yourself how you feel about your work?

December 19, 2022

The European project H-WORK aims to promote healthy workplaces by applying and validating a multi-level intervention protocol in public organisations and SMEs.

After completing the preparatory phase of the project, UNIBO, UJI, TUB and QED have implemented different types of interventions in our Italian, Spanish and German Group 1 test sites.

We could not wait to present you the first results of these interventions!

Watch this new H- WORK video to learn more 💡

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November 10, 2021

Presentation of the H-Work EU project by project coordinator from UNIBO, Prof. Luca Pietrantoni

Multilevel Interventions to Promote Mental Health in SMEs and Public Workplaces: HWork

EMPOWER, together with sister EU-funded projects H-WORK, MAGNET4EUROPE, MENTUPP and MINDBOT, organised a Webinar entitled Fostering mental health at work: emerging strategies from innovative projects in Europe, November 10, 2021, from 9 am to 1:30 pm (CET).

Multilevel Interventions to Promote Mental Health in SMEs and Public Workplaces

Prof. Luca Pietrantoni, PhD. University of Bologna






INclusive Holistic care for REfugee and migrant victims of sexual violence in Belgium, UK and Ireland 

Migrants, Applicants of International Protection and Refugees (MAR) are at high risk of sexual victimization (SV) prior to but also upon arrival in Europe. Adopting an integrated and holistic approach (i.e. encompassing forensic, medical and psychosocial care) from detection to follow-up has been recognized as the best care for all SV victims, including victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation. However, the access to holistic care for MAR victims is hampered by a broad range of barriers.

Health care providers, law enforcement officials and cultural mediators/interpreters working with MAR victims of sexual violence, often lack the specialist knowledge, language skills and tools to provide and/or refer to inclusive holistic care to MAR SV victims. Capacity building of key professionals working with vulnerable MAR victims of SV/ST through tailored tools and by streamlining care pathways between professions is thus urgently needed.


Results of the INHeRe projects

All the results are published here on the website of the International Centre for Reproductive Health Belgium, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Ghent 

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LaRge-scalE implemention of COmmunity-based mental health care for people with seVere and Enduring mental ill health in EuRopE

On 1 January 2018 the European Union funded project RECOVER-E started with the official Kick Off event in Luxembourg where both project partners, EU and the project coordinator, the Trimbos Instituut, Netherlands Institute for Mental Health and Addiction, met to discuss the project outline and activities for the forthcoming months.

After the official start in January 2018 in Luxembourg, EFPA is a proud partner in the consortium to support in the dissemination of results and as part of the Advisory Board.

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The overall goal of the RECOVER-E project is to contribute to the implementation of and research on an evidence-based community-based service delivery model for recovery-oriented care in five sites in middle-income countries (Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Romania) to improve functioning, quality of life, and mental health outcomes for people with severe and enduring mental ill health (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and/or severe depression).

The specific sub-goals of the RECOVER-E project are:

  • designing, implementing, and evaluating recovery-oriented care for people with severe mental illness in community settings;
  • recognizing the value of experiential knowledge through including peer experts as members of community mental health teams;
  • identifying intervention and program elements, as well as contextual factors, which enhance sustainable implementation of community-based mental healthcare for people with severe mental illness; and
  • developing scale-up plans for regional and national decision-makers, as informed by the intervention’s implementation and impact, for sustained implementation and scale up after the research study’s funded timeline.

Publications of the project:

Update: 2021,Sep 28

Paper on perceived support for recovery and level of functioning among people with severe mental illness - Sep 2021
Protocol paper describing aims and study design of RECOVER-E - Apr 2020
Protocol paper describing the health-economic evaluation component of RECOVER-E - June 2020

EFPA is involved in WP7 and together with e.g. EPA (European Psychiatric Association) in charge of dissemination of the results.
RECOVER-E webinar 'Peer workers perspective and Human Rights'
- October 14, 2021
More information here