“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.
Social Help Desk – One Stop Shop
Evaluation of a newly established, central contact point for those people who are far removed from the labor market, with an interface to the fit2work programme.
Resilience in Order’s Hospitals
How do people that work in hospitals manage their everyday life? Where do they draw strength from?
“worth living” – Suicide Prevention in Schools in Salzburg
We support and evaluate the implementation of the “worth living”-project, the aim of which is improved suicide prevention in 13 schools in Salzburg.
Evaluation of the supra-regional placement project “Ticket2West” in the construction sector, and metal and electrical industries (Vienna – Salzburg)
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 difficulties with participating in the labor market.
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.