Prerequisites and Conditions for Socially Sustainable Manufacturing in Europe’s Future Factories – results overview from the SO SMART Project
Conference contribution, 2016

This paper provides an overview of the EU project SO SMART (Socially Sustainable Manufacturing for the Factories of the Future), a coordinated support action (CSA) project. SO SMART examined the conditions in Europe for creating socially sustainable workplaces in the manufacturing sector, where factories flourish along with their social environment. The project was international (with partners from five countries), multidisciplinary and participatory, involving participation of several science domain experts and a wider community of academic and industry beneficiaries who participated in panels, workshops, conference events and an online forum created specifically for the project.

Social sustainability

Production Industry


Societal Challenges




Cecilia Berlin

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Ilaria Giovanna Barletta

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Paola Fantini

Polytechnic University of Milan

Konstantinos Georgoulias

Universityof Patras

Christoph Hanisch

Festo Ag & Co Kg

Minna Lanz

Tampere University of Technology

Jyrki Latokartano

Tampere University of Technology

Marta Pinzone

Polytechnic University of Milan

Gregor Schönborn

Deep White GmbH

Johan Stahre

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Marco Taisch

Polytechnic University of Milan

Reijo Tuokko

Tampere University of Technology

Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics AHFE 2016, Walt Disney, Florida, USA 27-31 July 2016, Edited by T. Ahram, W. Karwowski, Springer Series on Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing.

2194-5357 (ISSN)

Vol. 490 319-330

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Globalization Studies

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance






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