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 Monitoring Centre of Change (EMCC), current periodBernadette Allingercompleted03/2018 - 02/2022
European Observatory of Working Life (EurWORK), current periodBernadette Allinger, Georg Adam, Bettina Stadlercompleted03/2018 - 02/2022
Arbeitsbedingungen und Arbeitsbeziehungen in Niederlassungen österreichischer Unternehmen in Serbien, Nordmazedonien und AlbanienBettina Stadler, Georg Adamcompleted07/2021 - 02/2022
European Observatory on Quality of Life (EurLIFE), current periodBernadette Allingercompleted03/2018 - 02/2022
The Road to Transparent and Fair Remuneration and Working Conditions in the Transport Sector (TransFair)Bettina Haidinger, Ulrike Papouschek, Sandra Stern, Cornelia Prentnercompleted01/2020 - 12/2021
Studie über die Auftraggeberhaftung in Österreich. Praxis und PotentialeBettina Stadler, Bettina Haidingercompleted06/2021 - 11/2021
From COVID-19 emergency measures to a new strengthened system of industrial relationsGeorg Adam, Bernadette Allingercompleted01/2021 - 11/2021
Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the social services sector and the role of social dialogue (Research for FORESEE project VS/2021/0054)Bernadette Allinger, Georg Adamcompleted05/2021 - 11/2021
The development of statutory minimum wage setting in the EU and its significance for the trade unionsGeorg Adamcompleted01/2020 - 09/2021
Transformation des Arbeitsmarktes in Österreich in der Baubranche durch DigitalisierungHubert Eichmann, Thomas Riesenecker-Cabacompleted01/2020 - 08/2021