“Research for People” is at the core of our interdisciplinary and applied work. We are experts in empirical social research and evaluation research. Our research projects are based on an approach that is socio-ethical and often participatory.
On this page, you will find ongoing research projects. For more information about our specializations and our research methods, visit services.
Integration into the Labor Market
Commissioned by the State of Salzburg, we are academically supervising a Salzburg-based project that develops a model to gradually develop work skills for people who have difficulites with participating in the labor market (“Salzburger Stufenmodell zum Aufbau der Arbeitsfähigkeit”).
We are exploring the narrative of crisis that currently dominates discourses on migration and integration in EU countries.
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.
The ifz supports the Archdiocese of Salzburg in the implementation and analysis of an online survey.
Academic supervision of the mentoring project “Lernen macht Schule” via guideline-based qualitative interviews.
A one-year accompanying study of four communal housing projects for senior citizens involving more than 60 residents in the City of Salzburg.
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).