Micro-enterprises and SMEs are important employers in Finland, which makes entrepreneurs’ work ability also a socially significant issue.

The Evidence-Based Health Promotion at Workplaces (Promo@Work) research project examined scientific evidence on employees and entrepreneurs’ well-being at work and recovery, provided recommendations on how to maintain entrepreneurs and other employees’ health at workplaces, and published recommendations for decision-makers on how health and work ability should be promoted in workplaces and businesses. Our goal is that health-promoting actions will be planned and carried out at every Finnish workplace every single day.

The final seminars of the project will be held on 20th August 2019 in the Linna building of Tampere University (Kalevantie 5, 33100 Tampere, Finland, LS K103).

Remote access 

Both events can also be followed online, but the streaming will not be saved. Follow the events through this link: https://moniviestin.uta.fi/videot/yop/tietohallinto/suorat-lahetykset/promo-work-loppuseminaari


Entrepreneurs’ work ability, well-being at work and recovery

9 a.m. – 9.30 a.m. Breakfast and registration
9.30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Seminar

  • What do we know about entrepreneurs’ work ability, well-being at work and recovery? – Key findings from research results
  • What to do when you want to increase your well-being? – Tips for entrepreneurs from the recommendations
  • How can we support entrepreneurs’ work ability in Finland? – Messages to decision-makers

12 p.m.–1 p.m. Lunch (not included with registration)

Evidence-based health promotion at work (Promo@Work)

1 p.m.–1.15 p.m. Opening and introduction, Consortium Director, Chief Specialist Jaana Laitinen, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

1.15 p.m.–1.30 p.m. Evidence-based workplace health promotion, Chief Specialist Tuula Oksanen, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

1.30 p.m.–1.45 p.m. The importance of social relations in promoting health and well-being, Professor Johanna Ruusuvuori, social psychology, Tampere University

1.45 p.m.–2 p.m. Developing an ROI calculation tool for implementing workplace health promotion programmes, Researcher Dusan Simic, University of Cologne

2 p.m.–2.20 p.m. Coffee break

2.20 p.m.–2.35 p.m. Micro-entrepreneurship context in health promotion interventions, Research Director Anna-Mari Simunaniemi, MicroENTRE, University of Oulu and Director Matti Muhos, Kerttu Saalasti Institute, University of Oulu

2.35 p.m.–2.50 p.m. Persuasive systems design:  Case Recover! app, Professor Harri Oinas-Kukkonen, computer science, University of Oulu

2.50 p.m.–2.55 p.m. Physical activity break

2.55 p.m.–3.10 p.m. Process evaluation of Promo@Work –intervention study: Challenges of recruiting micro-entrepreneurs, Research Director Kirsi Heikkilä-Tammi and Postdoctoral Researcher Jaana-Piia Mäkiniemi, Well-being at work research group, Tampere University

3.10 p.m.–3.25 p.m. The effects of counselling delivered through a native mobile application on microentrepreneurs’ work ability and work recovery, Chief Specialist Jaana Laitinen, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

3.25 p.m.– 3.45 p.m. Discussion of the topics and issues covered during the day

Register now!

The events are free of charge to participants, but registration is required. Register by 10th August 2019 through this link: https://elomake3.uta.fi/lomakkeet/23375/lomake.html.