The Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt (FORBA) is an independent research institute specialising in social-science research on work and employment. The institute is interdisciplinary and international in character, looking back on long-term cooperation with researchers in the EU and overseas. In terms of their training and background, FORBA's academic staff cover sociology, political science, business administration and computer science, with research activities at the institute centring on both basic and applied research in these areas. Knowledge transfer aimed at translating research findings into social practice forms an integral part of the institute' s activities. FORBA wants to add to the knowledge available on work and employment and to provide policy advice with the aim of contributing to better working conditions.

New publications


  • Haidinger, Bettina (2016): Transnationale Mutterschaft: Zwischen jetzt und dort, zwischen hier und später; in: Dolderer, Maya/Holme, Hannah/Jerzak, Claudia/Tietge, Ann-Madeleine (eds.): O Mother, Where Art Thou? (Queer-) Feministische Perspektiven auf Mutterschaft und Mütterlichkeit, Westfälisches Dampfboot, Münster, Seite. 62-71 
  • Haidinger, Bettina (2016): Liability and co-responsibility in subcontracting chains, Expert Paper for the project Testing EU citizenship as "labour citizenship": from cases of labour rights violations to a strengthened labour-rights regime;

FORBA Research Reports

  • Haidinger, Bettina, Kasper, Ruth, Knecht, Alban, Kuchler, Karin, Atzmüller, Roland (2016): FORBA-Forschungsbericht 1/2016: SocIEtY- Social Innovation - Empowering the Young for the Common Good; FORBA-Forschungsbericht 1/2016, Wien
  • Papouschek, Ulrike (2016): FORBA-Forschungsbericht 3/2016: Gewerkschaftliche Interessenvertretung bei Leiharbeit; FORBA-Forschungsbericht 3/2016, Wien