Completed Research Projects

Parental Work at Caritas Salzburg

Empirical study accompanying the pilot phase and the second run of the project “Parental work of Caritas Salzburg”, which has been implemented since October 2018 within the framework of the learning cafés in the city of Salzburg.

Healthy Neighbourhoods

What does the residential environment mean for its residents, in terms of their social coexistence?

The Social Landscape in Austria

The “Social Mapping”-project was successfully completed in autumn 2015. The final report “The Social Landscape in Austria” (only available in german) can be ordered from us free of charge.

Employment and Unemployment

In cooperation with Caritas Austria, the ifz investigated the relationship between the good life and work and what conditions and threats exist in this context.

Ethics and Care

The project focused on people and their needs (people in need of care, their relatives and carers).

Ethics in the Daily Routine of Hospitals

How do doctors, nurses, patients and relatives cope with everyday life in a hospital?

Staying Human in Politics

How do active and former politicians in Austria deal with their own values, ideals and needs?

EU Research Project RE-InVEST

The EU research project aimed to give impulses for a more solidarity-based and inclusive European Union. In Salzburg, we researched the topic of unemployment among older people.

Gender Equality in the Catholic Church

Commissioned by the Austrian Bishop’s Conference, the ifz develops a basis for making decisions that lead towards gender equality in the Catholic Church.

Regional Women’s Forums

Academic supervision of five regional women’s forums in the Archdiocese of Salzburg.

Humanizing Institutions

Social Collaboration in Companies and Humane Institutions.

Social Integration of Asylum Seekers

Over the last years, many people have fled to Austria – in the hope of finding refuge, safety, and humane living conditions. How can we succeed in welcoming them well into our society?

Keep the Ball Rolling

Austria’s first social festival took place in the regions Mostviertel-Mitte (Lower Austria, 2015/16), Mühlviertler Alm (Upper Austria, 2013/14), Steirische Eisenstraße (Styria, 2012/13), and Lungau (Salzburg, 2011).