Work and Equal Opportunities

A & C - Our Skills and Expertise

The thematic fields of competence of the department “Work and Equal Opportunities” are:

Many of our projects are based on international cooperation and networks with partners particularly from the EU such as the European Metropolis Employment Network (MetropolisNet). Our clients include, among others, the European Commission, international organisations, NGOs, social partners, public employment services, Austrian ministries and Austrian cities and provinces.

Our core skills at the unit Work and Equal Opportunities include:


social scientific research and scientific accompaniment using qualitative and quantitative methods such as multilevel analysis, social experimentation, factorial surveys, and social area analysis as well as participatory designs.

Specific expertise:

  • Regional and global employment trends
  • Work organisation and occupational training
  • Migration and minorities
  • Social inclusion and exclusion

Policy Advice:

planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies, programmes and projects.

Specific expertise:

  • Information on policy tools and instruments
  • Consultation in project and programme implementation
  • Stakeholder dialogue activities (e.g. focus groups, workshops, conferences, consultation processes and training)

Network co-ordination:

implementation, coordination and support of networks and area-based partnerships.
Find out more about our projects and competences.