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IMPRESS presented in the 2nd International Congress of the World Association for Stress Related and Anxiety Disorders

The 2nd International Congress of the World Association for Stress Related and Anxiety Disorders took place from 3rd to 5th of October in Würzburg, Germany. It was organized in conjunction with the Collaborative Research Center SFB TRR 58, Fear, Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders (funded by the DFG) and also focused on stress, anxiety and mental health which are topics of interest in scope of the IMPRESS project.

We presented a poster with the title “Development and test of a new scale for the measurement of digital anxiety” which was based on ideas of the IMPRESS project and built on data which was collected in a Bachelor thesis at LMU. The developed scale can be an approach to assess the subjective level of digital anxiety. Within the poster, we also introduced IMPRESS and its aims and approach in order to disseminate it to the attendees of this conference.

Curso formación IMPRESS en Bilbao 30 septiembre – 2 octubre 2019

Proyecto IMPRESS. Formación para la evaluación e identificación de factores de estrés en la empresa.

Esta formación ofrece a los participantes la oportunidad de comprender el enfoque de excelencia europea. Se introducirán los Modelos de Excelencia Europeos (CAF, EFQM), en el contexto de una autoevaluación y en áreas de mejora. Este conocimiento se verá reforzado por un enfoque similar para evaluar los posibles factores estresantes y definir las intervenciones para el crecimiento personal y organizacional.


Al final de la formación los participantes podrán:

–          Entender cómo la excelencia europea puede apoyar el desarrollo de su propia organización-          Saber cómo investigar y presentar los datos necesarios para realizar una autoevaluación-          Saber cómo evaluar sus propias organizaciones con una autoevaluación basada en la excelencia y una posible autoevaluación del factor de estrés-          Saber cómo extraer y priorizar de las autoevaluaciones las áreas de mejora que mejor se ajustan a los próximos pasos de desarrollo de la organización hacia una organización excelente-          Entender cómo los resultados interactúan con sus propios requisitos para lograr un mejor lugar de trabajo y satisfacción laboral-          Recibir comentarios sobre cómo mejorar sus propias competencias, minimizar el impacto potencial del estrés y aumentar la resiliencia individual y organizacional

La formación se realizará en Español e Inglés.

Duración: 3 días (30 septiembre -2 octubre)

Horario: 9:30 – 17:30


  • Pof. Dr. Rita Berger, Univ. Barcelona, Facultat de Psicologia, Departament de Psicologia Social i Quantitativa
  • C.-Andreas Dalluege, EFQM Licenses Advisor & Trainer

La formación es gratuita para las empresas asociadas. Plazas limitadas. Registro por orden de inscripción.

Inscripción: Enviar un correo a indicando la empresa y nombre y apellidos del participante.

IMPRESS Training Agenda 2019-10

Participation of IMPRESS project in the 19th onference of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP)

The 19th c from 29th of May to 1st of June in Turin, Italy was dedicated to the topic “Working for the greater good – Inspiring people, designing jobs and leading organizations for a more inclusive society”. It was addressed to people with academic background mainly from different areas of psychology where research in the area of work and organizational psychology is discussed.

In a poster with the title “Cultural differences in the perception of stress” by Erika Spieß, Julia Reif and Katharina Pfaffinger from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and Rita Berger and Jan Philipp Czakert from the Universitat de Barcelona we presented analyses of data from the first IMPRESS stress survey with regard to country specific effects and therefore also contributed to the dissemination of project results in an academic surrounding. The topic fits perfectly in the mission of the conference as it also makes it possible to incorporate culture and country specific differences in interventions and therefore contributes to a more inclusive society which takes into account country specific differences. We experienced interesting and fruitful conversations about potential future collaborations and opportunities for further research.

Conference in Tutzing (March 2019)

The conference at the „Evangelische Akademie Tutzing” (Protestant academy Tutzing) from 18thto 20thof March was dedicated to the topic “Blockchained – Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftspolitik (Blockchained – digitalization and economic policy). It was addressed to people with academic background from diverse disciplines (law, economics, sociology, psychology, politics) as well as other people with interest in the topic.

In a presentation with the title “Digitalisierung und Stress in der Arbeitswelt – Erste Ergebnisse aus dem EU-Projekt Impress“ (Digitalization and stress in the world of work – first results from EU-Project Impress) by Erika Spieß, Julia Reif & Katharina Pfaffinger  introduced first results from our IMPRESS project.

Conference in Berlin (February 2019)

In February IMPRESS project participated in the interdisciplinary PhD conference ”Working on Work” which was organized by the WZB in Berlin (Berlin Social Science Center). PhD students from different disciplines presented their dissertation projects, which were all related to the topic of work. As IMPRESS is also following an organizational as well as individual approach related to work and is focusing on work related stress, resilience and organisational development, the conference was a great opportunity to introduce the IMPRESS project. The presentations were followed by fruitful and interesting discussions and it was great to receive input and new ideas from students of other disciplines. There was high interest in the results from the first IMPRESS stress survey which we presented.



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