Research at the institute specialises in issues of work and employment. Within this clearly defined profile, it covers a broad range of topics and activities.

FORBA’s research areas deal with the micro level of the individual, social interaction and working conditions and the meso level of the organisation or network as well as with the macro level of the labour market and global economy. Research practice at the institute relies on a series of qualitative and quantitative methods. Special features of research at FORBA include its multidisciplinary character and openness to many forms of cooperation. Although grant-funded academic research currently predominates, the institute’s strengths also include contract and policy-consultancy research.

Research areas

Research projects

Project titleKey project staffStatusDuration
European Observatory of Working Life (EurWORK), current periodBernadette Allinger, Georg Adam, Anna Fidrmucongoing03/2022 - 02/2026
European Monitoring Centre of Change (EMCC), current periodBernadette Allingerongoing03/2022 - 02/2026
European Observatory on Quality of Life (EurLIFE), laufende PeriodeBernadette Allingerongoing03/2022 - 02/2026
SOZÖKNET AK – Arbeit in der sozial-ökologischen TransformationHubert Eichmann, Sarah Nowak, Cornelia Prentnerongoing01/2023 - 12/2025
Diskriminierung von Frauen* im österreichischen LiteraturbetriebMyriam Gaitsch, Georg Adam, Andreas Schadauer, Cornelia Prentnerongoing04/2024 - 02/2025
Übersicht über Praktika-Regelungen in Kollektivverträgen unterschiedlicher BranchenBernadette Allinger, Georg Adam, Anna Fidrmucongoing04/2024 - 12/2024
Das Unsichtbare sichtbar machen: Datenerhebung zu 24h-Betreuer_innenIngrid Mairhuber, Andreas Schadauerongoing04/2023 - 11/2024
TWING – Exploring the contribution of social dialogue and collective bargaining in the promotion of decent and productive telework in the post-Covid scenarioGeorg Adam, Philip Schörpf, Anna Fidrmucongoing11/2022 - 10/2024
Arbeitsbedingungen von Kameraleuten in EuropaGeorg Adam, Andreas Schadauerongoing01/2024 - 10/2024
Shaping technology: biometric data, collective empowerment and humanization of workThomas Riesenecker-Caba, Myriam Gaitsch, Philip Schörpfongoing10/2021 - 09/2024