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European League Against Rheumatism

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Head of EULAR Brussels Office
Rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases are the most widespread health problem in the workplace, being the principal cause of work loss, absenteeism and early retirement. This is worsening with the overall ageing and extended working lives of our population. However, many musculoskeletal conditions could be prevented to a large extent (or their progress slowed down) through adequate working conditions and practices. If these were in place, many people suffering from musculoskeletal diseases and other chronic conditions would not need to leave their jobs (or could return to work after sick leave), which would have a very positive impact on their physical and psychological wellbeing. For these reasons, we fully support this campaign and look forward to working together with EU-OSHA and the campaign partners.
Mission Statement: 
The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) is the organisation which represents the people with arthritis/rheumatism, health professional and scientific societies of rheumatology of all the European nations. The aims of EULAR are to reduce the burden of rheumatic diseases on the individual and society and to improve the treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal diseases. To this end, EULAR fosters excellence in education and research in the field of rheumatology. It promotes the translation of research advances into daily care and fights for the recognition of the needs of people with musculoskeletal diseases by the governing bodies in Europe.
Our campaign pledge: 
We will work with our member organisations, EU-OSHA and the other campaign partners to raise awareness of the campaign and play an active role toward its success. Health and safety is one of the priority topics for EULAR and many of our activities will focus on these crucial issues, into which we will integrate the 'Healthy Workplaces for All Ages´ campaign. We look forward to building on EULAR’s successful cooperation with the 2012-13 EU-OSHA campaign and making this campaign equally successful.
European League Against Rheumatism
Avenue des Arts 39
1040
Brussels
Belgium
General phone: 
(32)(0)2 513 77 02
Main Contact: 
Sören HAAR

Past events

Reducing the burden of chronic diseases in the workplace. New policies for better working conditions and the retention of ill people at work
EULAR hosts the interest group meeting on rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases at the European Parliament