Dr Matilde Leonardi discusses the goals and outcomes of the 3-year EU-funded PATHWAYS project, designed to help people with chronic diseases to enter or remain active in the workforce.

How does the PATHWAYS project contribute to the EC priority on Jobs and Growth?

The EU’s Europe 2020 strategy stresses the importance of all working-age people being actively employed. The increasing prevalence of chronic conditions among the working age population, and the impact that has on both individuals and society, calls for clear policy guidelines – that’s what PATHWAYS delivered. These guidelines and recommendations will be presented on 20 March 2018 at the European Parliament at the final PATHWAY conference.