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Office of the Initiative New Quality of Work (INQA)

Secure the future, shape work

Attractive working conditions as well as a modern, employee-oriented corporate culture are now more than ever a key to innovative and economically successful companies and form the basis for securing the specialist base in Germany. Since 2002, the Initiative New Quality of Work (INQA), launched by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS), has been committed.

The Federal Government, the federal states and leading municipal associations, employers' associations and chambers, trade unions, companies, the Federal Employment Agency as well as social insurance funds and foundations are jointly involved in this initiative. They work together on the topics of leadership, equality of opportunity & diversity, health and knowledge & competence on ideas, action aids and instruments that strengthen the quality of work in Germany.

As an independent network, INQA provides concrete consulting and information services for companies and administrations as well as a wide range of exchange opportunities in numerous - also regional - business and branch networks. With just a few clicks on www.inqa.de, users can find out what the initiative stands for and what it offers specifically. In addition to up-to-date information, action aids, practice tools, event notes and a database with examples from the companys‘ practice, more than 180 publications can be downloaded or ordered. In addition, the website also provides information on project funding and current projects.

The Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) supports the Initiative New Quality of Work right from the start. The BAuA specialist groups are involved in the tendering and selection of projects and are responsible for them professionally, as far as they fall within their area of competence. The BAuA also accompanies the INQA network work and the existing expert networks in their fields of competence. An important role is played by the branch office, which is also located in the BAuA from the very beginning.

The Specialist group 1.3 realises the branch office function and supports the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMAS) with regard to the content and focus of the Initiative New Quality of Work. It is in charge of the "good practice" department and is responsible for the preparation of information for the initiative's website. In addition, the office controls, among other things, the publishing services for INQA (editing, proofreading, production and distribution of publications) as well as the presentation of the initiative at trade fairs and events.