What is Working Life 2020?

What: Working Life 2020 is a Finnish programme, which strives to make Finnish working life the best in Europe by 2020.  The creation of Working Life 2020 accords with the Finnish Government Programme.

How: The aim of the strategy is to increase the employment rate and improve the quality of working life, well-being at work and work productivity. Well-functioning and profitable workplaces that generate new employment are vital for ensuring Finland's competitiveness and maintaining and enhancing the standard of working life.

Coordination and network: The programme is coordinated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, in cooperation with an extensive network comprises various employees' and employers' organisations, regional bodies and more than 70 other organisations.

History: The Working Life 2020 programme is based on the National Working Life Development Strategy, which was launched in 2012.

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