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Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt - Working Life Research Centre (FORBA)

 Contact details
Contact personUniv.-Doz. Dr. Jörg Flecker
Scientific Director 
StreetAspernbrückengasse 4/5 
Address 1020 - Vienna (Austria) 
Phone0043 1 21 24 700 
EmailShow Email
Social Media0043 1 21 24 700 - 77
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)11-25 
Organisation TypeResearch Organisation 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Sociology
» Other social sciences

 Brief description of your activity focus
As an independent research institute FORBA wants to add to the knowledge available on work and employment and to provide policy advice.

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Research at FORBA is being conducted to a large extent within European and international research
cooperation and mainly covers the following four major thematic research areas:
1. Work, Organisation, Transnationalisation
In modern societies, paid work usually takes place in organisations. Organisations not only provide
workplaces but also function as independent social structures. And they are actors in their own right,
whose behaviour impacts on and transforms work, working conditions and labour markets as well as
economic relations in general. FORBA works on changes in work organisation, restructuring of value
chains across organisational and country boundaries and analysis the interrelation between work
organisation and institutional structures that regulate work and employment.
2. Work, Gender and Politics
This thematic area deals with the study and analysis of the contractual relations and legal regulations in
place for different forms of work and social security. Such regulation is vital in determining the access
various social groups have to the labour market as well as to income, social services, education and social
rights. The concrete regulatory frameworks adopted by a country for paid and unpaid labour depend on
the way social interests are organised and articulated and the way political and social conflicts are
3. Sustainable Working Life
This research area focuses on changing working conditions. Increasingly diverse worlds of work and
private life (accompanied by an enduring inequality of circumstances) force labour research to look
beyond the immediate working environment and extend its focus to lifestyle patterns. Sustainability, in
this context, refers to the often difficult task of balancing external demands, available resources and
personal ambitions – within and between the various spheres of life.
4. Information system design and data protection
Information and communication systems (ICT) have led to numerous new forms of work and work
organisation, making their design an important issue. Information and communication systems used by
companies make use of personal employee data. FORBA analyses these systems and provides works
councils and staff representatives with information and strategic support regarding the regulation of
personal-data use. In addition, analyses and suggestions for improvement are available to companies
drawing up data-protection or data-security guidelines.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Changing role of knowledge throughout the economy
» Structural changes in the knowledge economy and society
» Strengthening policy coherence & coordination in Europe
» Socio-economic development trajectories
» Regional, territorial and social cohesion
» Demographic changes

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeFP6
Project TitleSocio-economic change, individual reactions and the appeal of the extreme right
Project websitewww.siren.at
CoordinatorJörg Flecker
Project #2
Project TypeFP6
Project TitlePrivatisation of public services and the impact on quality, employment and productivity
Project websitewww.pique.at
CoordinatorJörg Flecker / Christoph Hermann
Project #3
Project TypeFP6
Project TitleWork Organisation and restructuring in the knowledge society
Project websitewww. worksproject.be
CoordinatorMonique Ramioul
Project #4
Project TypeFP6
Project TitleResources, Rights and Capabilities: In Search of Social Foundations for Europe
Project websitewww.capright.eu
CoordinatorRobert SALAIS
Project #5
Project TypeFP6
Project TitleDynamics of national employment models
CoordinatorSteffen Lehndorff
Project #6
Project TypeFP6
Project TitleUndocumented workers transitions: compiling evidence concerning the boundaries and processes of change in the status and work of undocumented workers
Project websitewww.undocumentedmigrants.eu
CoordinatorSonia McKay

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