Here you can find information about our finished projects:

Project Agency "Your healthy idea for your community!"
In phase II of the "Healthy Districts" programme, the WiG supports initiators in seven districts to carry out small local health promotion projects. queraum. cultural and social research acts as project agency and supports the initiators to develop their ideas, reflect on the health promotion potential of their projects and to apply for the WiG funding.

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Health promotion project "Healthy Parks"
The health promotion project "Healthy Parks" is part of phase II of the "Healthy Districts" programme of the WiG. It aims at making the parks of Vienna a healthy environment for children and young people and to increase knowledge and strengthen networks on the issue of health promotion within the leisure education community. queraum. cultural and social research is responsible for coordination and management.

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Participation in Donaustadt – Students' representatives forum
This project enables adolescents to learn about democratic processes in general and to participate in these within the 22nd district of Vienna. queraum. cultural and social research, together with the local district administration, the municipal department for extracurricular youth work and the social-profit organisation Zeit!Raum, is responsible for the implementation of the project.

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Supporting the FGÖ initiated project "Auf gesunde Nachbarschaft!"
The FGÖ initiative Auf gesunde Nachbarschaft! aims to raise awareness for the health promoting effects of functioning neighbourhoods and inspire people to set up projects in and for their neighbourhoods. queraum. cultural and social research supports the FGÖ in carrying out the initiative.

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EU project "ESES – Designing a competency profile for the European Supported Employment Specialist"
ESES aims at designing the competence requirements for Supported Employment Specialists (SESs) working with disabled jobseekers, and therefore at setting a benchmark with regard to several aspects of the profession.

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Senior Guides in Vienna
The project is based on the experiences made in the EU project "Senior-Guides". Older volunteers will be trained and supported to develop "information tours" targeting peers that are interested in the possibilities and services provided in the Viennese district Leopoldstadt. The focus of these tours will be on the issue of health promotion. queraum is responsible for the implementation of the project.

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Manual "Older People as New Volunteers": Revision, Reprint and Dissemination
The publication "How to plan and carry out projects: Older people as 'new volunteers'", commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection was developed in 2010/11. This manual encourages seniors to work as volunteers in a self-defined, project-based manner. queraum. cultural and social research is responsible for the entire project phase consisting of the manual's revision in form and content and the following dissemination activities.

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Guidelines "Mobility in old age"
Commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, the Guidelines “Mobility in old age” will support the creation of an elderly-friendly environment in order to make the public areas easily accessible for older people and people with restricted mobility. queraum is responsible for the development of the publication and considers the inclusion of the perspectives of experts and older people as extremely important.

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POLIS – Police and the Public: Teaching – Intensification – Security
The project "Police and the Public: Teaching – Intensification – Security" was commissioned by The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) and aims at the development of customized solution- and competence strategies for security related problems at seven different places in Austria. queraum. cultural and social research and the project partners – the Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Competence Centre for empirical research methods of the University of Economics in Vienna and the Institute for the Sociology of Law and Criminology – are responsible for the implementation of this project.

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TOPOS – Topography of subjective (in)security in the city of Wels
The project TOPOS is promoted within the Security Research Funding KIRAS by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology. This projects aims at the development of an app for the city of Wels (Upper Austria), which records on the spot the subjectively perceived feeling of (in)-security of the users in public areas. The project TOPOS is coordinated by the Institute for the Sociology of Law and Criminology and implemented together with the police command of Wels and SYNE Marketing & Consulting GmbH. queraum. cultural and social research is responsible for the ethical monitoring.

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Labour market service information material for young people and adults with learning disabilities and their families
The new information material will support younger and older job seekers with learning disabilities and their families in finding adequate jobs and/or training positions on the open labour market.

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EU project "Access to specialized victim support services for women with disabilities who have experienced violence"
The project team – consisting of researchers and experts with and without disabilities – will find out if women with disabilities who have experienced violence have equal access to support services. Furthermore the cooperation and communication between women's counselling services, women's shelters and service providers for persons with disabilities will be improved.

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Innovation Project "BarriereCheckpoint"
The innovation project "BarriereCheckpoint" is dedicated to the development of a major platform for organisations and companies interested in accessibility and equality issues regarding persons with a disability.

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Accompanying evaluation of the project "Healthy Districts – Healthy City: Community Health Promotion in the City of Graz"
The City of Graz together with Unternehmensberatung Diversity Consult Network initiated the project, which aims at implementing health promotion as a cross sectoral topic in the government of the City of Graz as well as in other districts. queraum. cultural & social research was asked to carry out an accompanying evaluation of the project.

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External evaluation of the project "Manifold & Healthy: Women in the Viennese Hospitals' Association"
The Viennese Hospitals’ Association in cooperation with the Institute for Women’s and Men’s Health Fem Süd carry out the project “Manifold & Healthy: Women in the Viennese Hospitals’ Association“, which aims at realising a gender- and culture-sensitive workplace health promotion especially for low-skilled workers in selected care homes, geriatrics centers and hospitals. queraum is responsible for the external evaluation.

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"VoluntLearning Pro" – Partnership for the exchange of volunteers and professionals on how to promote active citizenship
The project "VoluntLearning Pro", which is funded within the European Programme "Lifelong Learning – Grundtvig", aims at the organisation of a transnational partnership with study visits in Germany, Austria, the German-speaking community of Belgium an the Netherlands. The study visits focus on the bilateral exchange regarding voluntary work and active citizenship. The private research organisation queraum. cultural and social research is as Austrian project partner – together with the Wiener Hilfswerk as a cooperation partner – responsible for the design, the coordination and the implementation of the study visits.

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Evaluation of the EU project "SOS Network"
The SOS Network aims to contribute to the social inclusion of young people with special educational needs and social disadvantages into mainstream vocational education and training, labour market and society. 14 organisations from 12 European countries intend to tackle the European high priority issue of early school leaving ("drop out") by collecting existing and introducing new concepts for approaching this subject. queraum. cultural and social research is responsible for the evaluation of this project and is also member of the Project Management Board and the Quality Assurance Team.

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Accompanying evaluation of the project "Weiterentwicklung der INAK-Sonderausbildung" – "Continuous development of the specialised training in nursing"
The Akademie für Fortbildungen und Sonderausbildungen/Bereich Pflege (Academy for advanced training and special education/nursing division) has been offering vocational training in nursing since 1991. Within the framework of the project on continuous development of the specialised training in nursing in "basic training in intensive care, pediatric intensive care, anesthesia care and renal replacement therapy and in additional training in intensive care“ (INAK) a new curriculum was developed to meet the legal requirements. queraum. cultural and social research is responsible for the evaluation of the project.

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Accompanying evaluation of the project "Verrückte Kindheiten" / "Crazy Childhood"
The project "Verrückte Kindheiten" – "Crazy Childhood" was initiated by the association of the self-help groups for relatives of persons with a mental illness in Austria (HPE-Österreich). It aims at strengthening the individual resources of children, adolescents and young adults, who have a parent with a mental illness. An online platform with an internet-forum and a chat room will be created to enable the targeted young people to communicate with each other. This online-platform will also be used for providing and disseminating information and education on mental illness in general and specifically concerning the situation of children with a mentally ill parent. queraum. cultural and social research is responsible for the evaluation of the project.

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PARSIFAL – Participative Safety Research within Academic Education and Training in Austria
The study "Participative Safety Research within Academic Education and Training in Austria" was commissioned by the Austrian Association for Research Funding (FFG) and the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) and combines empirical findings concerning subjective safety with the implementation of these outputs into the police training. queraum. kultur- und sozialforschung and the project partners of the Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Competence Centre for empirical research methods of the University of Economics in Vienna, the Institute for the Sociology of Law and Criminology and also the Applied University of Wiener Neustadt are responsible for the implementation of this study.

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Health promotion project "Gesunde Leopoldstadt"
The health promotion project "Gesunde Leopoldstadt" is part of the "Gesunde Bezirke" initiative, which is financed by the Wiener Gesundheitsförderung. It aims at enabling different stakeholders in the second district in Vienna to exchange information regarding health promotion topics, promoting innovation and raise awareness for the health issue in public. queraum. cultural and social research is responsible for the implementation of the project.

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"Supportive Neighbourhoods": Accompanying the development of the new FGĂ– initiative
Functioning and supportive neighbourhoods are important factors in health promotion and prevention. The FGĂ– dedicates its next major initiative to the issue of "Supportive Neighbourhoods" to raise awareness for their health impacts and to support the implementation of new grass-roots neighbourhood projects of and for socially disadvantaged target groups. queraum supported the FGĂ– project team in developing the "Supportive neighbourhoods" initiative.

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Accompanying evaluation of the EU-project "Meet the Need"
The project "Meet the Need" was launched within the Lifelong Learning Programme 2007–2013 of the European Commission (Grundtvig). The Forschungsinstitut des Roten Kreuzes was responsible for the European coordination and queraum. cultural and social research was given the task to carry out an accompanying evaluation of the two-years project.

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"Perceptions of physical and social insecurity – How to cope with them in urban planning"
The project was initiated by the Vienna MA18 (Urban development and urban planning). It was dedicated to find out how urban planning can cope with perceptions of insecurity in urban space. Based on new and existing data, recommendations to optimize urban planning processes were be developed. The project also aimed at improving the interdisciplinary exchange between various relevant fields (security research, community work, urban development...).

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"Being active, staying healthy! – Health promotion for older women and men through social participation"
The comprehensive campaign aimed at promoting new images of older men and women in public. We wanted to encourage older people to actively participte in society. Stakeholders in the field were be motivated and supported in the promotion and realization of health promotion projects for older women and men.

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Accompanying evaluation of the project "Rund(um) G'sund! – Health promotion for people who suffer from obesity"
This project was brought in by the Institute for Women’s and Men’s Health with the two Women’s Health Centers FEM and FEM Süd and the Men’s Health Center MEN at the Fonds Gesundes Österreich and the Wiener Gesundheitsförderungs GmbH and aimed at reaching women, men and families who suffer from obesity through different health promotion activities and supported them while loosing weight, increasing physical activities and by developing a healthier lifestyle. queraum. cultural and social research was responsible for the evaluation of the project.

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Accompanying evaluation of the project "Health4You(th) – Health promotion for job-seeking young people"
This project, promoted by the ÖSB Consulting GmbH, the Fonds Gesundes Österreich and the Austrian Labour Market Service (AMS), aimed at reaching job-seeking young people through different health promotion activities. queraum. cultural and social research was responsible for the evaluation of the project.

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Coordination of the EU project "New Paths to Inclusion"
The partnership consisted of 14 organisations from seven European countries and aimed to transfer new developments in "Person Centred Planning" from the UK to the other participating countries. Furthermore, joint European quality critia were developed, an inclusive vocational training curriculum was prepared and piloted and national platforms to promote a sustainable implementation and dissemination of project results were set up. queraum. cultural and social research was responsible for the European coordination of the project. Information and material is available on www.personcentredplanning.eu.

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Participative study "Nothing about us without us"
queraum was commissioned by the Austrian Public Employment Service (AMS) to conduct an empirical study which provides the data and knowledge base for the design of future employment information material catering to the needs of people with intellectual disabilities. A reference group of twelve self-advocates with intellectual disabilities accompanied and advised all main research phases such as planning, fieldwork and the analysis of the results. The study (in German) can be obtained through the AMS Research Network.

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Accompanying evaluation of the project "Balance – Health promotion in the archeological field"
This project was brought in by the ASINOE association at the Fonds Gesundes Ă–sterreich and aimed at reaching people, who are unemployed and participate in ASINOE projects which focus on involving them again in the labour market, for different health promotion activities. Furthermore the aim was also to reach the associations' staff for those activities and then to found a base for health promotion in the archeological field. queraum. cultural and social research and Prospect Consulting were together responsible for the accompanying evaluation of the project.

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European coordination of the EU-project "Senior Guides"
queraum. cultural and social research was responsible for the European coordination of the project "Senior-Guides", which was funded within the European "Lifelong Learning – Grundtvig" programme. The "Senior-Guides" project aimed at developing, implementing and disseminating a Curriculum for the training of older volunteers to realize guided tours for senior citizens and inform them about target group oriented offers provided in their living environment.

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Older people as new volunteers – A manual for older men and women who want to initiate projects
The Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection has commissioned queraum. cultural and social research to prepare a manual for older people who want to initiate projects as "new volunteers". The manual supports them in setting up and carrying out projects of any size by providing helpful information for every step of the process.

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Accompanying evaluation of the project "Healthy District Gries – A district to feel good"
The district council of Gries together with Unternehmensberatung Diversity Consult Network initiated the project to promote health of the residents of the district. queraum. cultural and social research was responsible for the accompanying evaluation of the project.

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Coordination EU-Project "Sign Library“
The project aimed to facilitate access to literature for deaf people by translating world literature into Sign Language. In the course of the project our partners in Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovenia translated a set of literary works and texts into the respective national sign language. The sign language books are available on the barrier-free Online „S¡GN LiBRARY!“, where users can "read" the sign language books as videos online or download them for free. queraum. cultural and social research was responsible for the European coordination of the project, which was funded within the European Programme "Lifelong Learning – Grundtvig".

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Evaluation "MIA - Mothers in Action“
The project funded by the Fonds Gesundes Ă–sterreich and Gesundheitsfonds Steiermark and organised by the Women Health Center Graz aimed at promoting the health situation of pregnant women and mothers of little children in two communities of Styria. queraum. cultural and social research was responsible for the evaluation of the project.

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Evaluation "Health at the Rudolfinerhaus“
The overall aim of the project, funded by the Fonds Gesundes Ă–sterreich, was to implement activities in order to promote the health situation of employees and students. queraum. cultural and social research was responsible for the evaluation of the project.

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EU-Project "AccesSchool"
The project "AccesSchool" was launched within the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission and aimed at assessing the educational and structural accessibility of schools with different experience in the field of "inclusive education". queraum. cultural and social research was responsible for the implementation in Austria.

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Evaluation "AUVAfit"
queraum. cultural and social research and Prospect Management Consultancy carried out the evaluation of the pilot project "AUVAfit" developed by the Allgemeine Unfallversicherung (AUVA). The AUVA supported companies in improving the work and work places and promoting the health of their employees by offering them individually adapted offers of prevention.

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Coordination EU-Project "Museum Sign Language Guide“
Access to cultural goods is basically needed for identification with social groups and communities and, therefore, is a requirement for social integration. Regarding this, the EU-project “Museum Sign Language Guide” aimed at making museum information and exhibitions more accessible for deaf and hard of hearing people by developing MuseumGuides for deaf people in three pilot-museums. To achieve these objectives, experts in the field of technology (NOUS, numCAD) and sign language (Equalizent GmbH, Racio Ltd.) worked together. The project was funded within the European Programme „Lifelong Learning – Grundtvig“. queraum. cultural and social research was the European coordinator.

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Evaluation "Health consequences of violence“
Within the project funded by the Fonds Gesundes Österreich and Steiermärkischen Krankenanstaltenges.m.b.H experts of organisations offering protection to abused women and employees of the KAGes were trained to act as trainers for health professionals. The aim was to raise awareness for the issue in hospital and improve the quality of care for victims.

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Coordination EU-Project "TRA¡NSITION!"
The quality of the transition from school to work and the successful intervention by professionals can be regarded as crucial for the further labour market performance of young persons with a disability. Austria, as the promoting country, already provides a counselling service for young persons with a disability – called Clearing – since 2000. The "TRA¡NSITION!" partnership aimed at transferring the European model of good practice Clearing to the partner countries Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia and Czech Republic. queraum. cultural- and social research acts was the European coordinator of the project.

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EU-Project "SenEmpower"
The project "SenEmpower" was promoted within the framework of the Education Programme for Lifelong Learning of the European Commission, 2007–2013. Volkshilfe Styria, the city council of Graz (Seniors’ Office Graz) and queraum. cultural and social research were responsible for the project implementation in Austria.

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EU-Project "From Isolation to Inclusion (i2i)"
The "i2i" project was promoted within the framework of the Second Transnational Exchange Programme of the European Commission, 2006–2007 (General direction, social matters and equal opportunities) and was carried out from September 2005 to September 2007. The implementation and general coordination were carried out by the State Chancellery of Hessen. The city council of Graz (Seniors’ Office Graz) and queraum. cultural and social research were responsible for the implementation of the project in Austria (further information: www.i2i-project.net).

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AMS brochure "Job-seeking women with disabilities"
The publication primarily aims at disabled women, who shall be informed and encouraged to go independent professional ways by reading interesting portraits about other disabled, professionally successful women and helpful service offers.

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AMS-brochure "Around Work and Disability"
In 1999 the AMS Austria published an information brochure for job seeking people with disabilities. The new edition of this brochure aims at giving an overview of several offers to facilitate the new entry or re-entry into the job market for people with learning difficulties and/or disablilities.

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EQUAL-Partnership "Blickwechsel"
The development partnership aimed at creating new perspectives for the area of health and social affairs by supporting the employees to maintain their ability of employment until the legal retirement age and training people in this field who hitherto haven’t been able to perform a professional activity in the area of health and social matters. queraum. cultural and social research was responsible for the evaluation of the individual modules, the general coordination and the transnational network.

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EQUAL-Partnership "RoomyCompany.at"
People with disabilities and/or chronic/psychological impairing have rather bad preconditions on the job market. The Equal partnership "RoomyCompany.at" aimed at “enlarging”, socially spoken, the job market for this group of people. As partner organisation, queraum. cultural and social research was responsible for evaluation and Gender Mainstreaming.

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EQUAL-Partnership "Improve"
The development partnership "Improve - Quality in Competition & Social and Job Market Policy Services" was initiated to maintain an efficient social economy and to make a substantial contribution. As operative partner organisation, queraum. cultural and social research was responsible for the evaluation. The evaluation team supported the development partnership at three levels: at the level of the entire development partnership, the individual modules and the transnational partnership.

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Pilot Project "Plan60"
The pilot project was commissioned by the "Fonds Gesundes Ă–sterreich" and the research centre of the Red Cross Vienna and aimed at increasing the quality of life of Vienna residents from 60 to 75 years by offering meaningful occupations and enforcing social contacts as well as promoting their health by encouraging them to actively participate in life. The results of the process evaluation were added to the toolkit "Anleitung zum (Un)Ruhestand".

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