Mr. Dirk Antonissen (Belgium)

Name
Mr. Dirk Antonissen

Degree
Masters Degree in Psychology and in Finance

Company
Pulso Europe

Presentation Title
EAP Needs in Europe from an HR Perspective

Content Focus Area
Industry Level
Technology in EAP

Biographical information related to the topic
Dirk has a specific interest in the development of EAP (Employee Assistance Programmes) related services and tools. He is a thought leader and a driving force in the Global Employee Assistance scene and (keynote) speaker at many international conferences. He is Director at Large of EAPA (Employee Assistance Professional Association), Past President of the EAEF (Employee Assistance European Forum) and member of APEAR (Asian Pacific Employee Assistance Roundtable).

Abstract
The EAP scene in Europe is changing dramatically.
Based on specific legislation and needs of the European customer companies, several EA Providers enrich their traditional 24/7 EA services with innovative services and tools to better satisfy the client.
Dirk will be sketch shortly the European context and will demonstrate with specific examples how the European Employee Assistance providers cope with new implicit and explicit expectations.
Finally Dirk will speak about a new initiative he and Greg deLapp (CEO EAPA) are developing to create synergy and exchange between the main Employee Assistance Associations.

Learning Objective 1
Know more about the international EAP scene.
Learning Objective 2
Know more about EAP in Europe.
Learning Objective 3
Know more about new services and tools that can be part of an EAP programme.

Audience Level
Intermediate