The Working Life Research Centre, Vienna (FORBA) was established in 1991 and is an interdisciplinary research institute with a focus on national and international research. The scientific work is specialised in current topics of labour research. Integrated in the disciplines sociology, political science, economics and business informatics, we conduct basic research and applied research. The transfer of scientific knowledge into social practice in the form of counselling, conferences, lectures, media appearances and publications is an integral part of the institute’s activities.
The research methods used – from qualitative interviews, focus groups and case studies to online surveys and secondary data analysis – meet the highest scientific standards.
FORBA is mainly financed by research projects that are being competitively procured at European and Austrian level.