INTRODUCTIONIn the modern world, stress plays a more and more important role in everyday life. It affects every aspect of human behavior including work and social behavior. The real question is what creates this stress and how can we minimize it. This is not a simple answer since the reasons that produce stress are infinite.They can be:? Work related? Family oriented? Economic? Social? Health related? Etc?Every one of these has a very big impact in both the person affected and in the society as a whole due to the results stress has in the productivity of the person involved. The effects of stress can be numerically represented by the economic loss due to reduced productivity, augmentation of absenteeism , etc?The Stress Prevention Activities (SPA) program is a Multinational Project run within the framework of EU program LEONARDO DA VINCI and its objective is the awareness of the public in work stress risks and their effective reduction.In this evaluation of the Handbook produced by SPA we use as criteria its validity from both scientific and pedagogical point of view, its appropriateness for end users and our overall opinion about the product with relevance to the specific needs it was designed for.PRESENTATIONThe Handbook is a tool designed mainly for managers. Its target audience involves also trainees, teams dealing with work related stress and simple persons interested in stress prevention.The main goal of the Handbook is to give an overall view of work related stress. It is divided in 5 chapters:? Introduction? Work related Stress? Assessment of stress? Risk management? Prevention measuresIt also contains questionnaires, exercises and references for further reflection.The Handbook was developed in 4 languages, English, Finish, Czech and Greek.