Projects

We develop, accompany and evaluate innovative projects. Since 1990, in addition to programme accompaniment and evaluation studies, we have formulated more than 50 project ideas eligible for funding and provided action research support in our ideas workshop. In the following projects we dealt with the topic:

Education

Learners with disabilities need adapted and clear instructions to improve their work skills. Virtual and augmented reality offers completely new possibilities for this. The project is developing a model system of instruction at work and learning places with the help of augmented reality. Learners with disabilities need adapted and clear instructions to improve their work skills. Virtual and augmented reality offers completely new possibilities for this. The project is developing a model system of instruction at work and learning places with the help of augmented reality.

Universities in the Republic of Moldova are undergoing a comprehensive reform process. Our action-oriented formative evaluation supports the needs-based development of an advanced training concept for transformative management of universities and is intended to accompany academic management staff in their professionalisation as leaders.

The high proportion of young people who are Not in Education, Employment, Training (NEET) is a major social problem, especially in southern European countries. The project has designed a model on how schools can identify the risk potential of young people becoming NEET and intervene early, in a targeted and individualised way.

The tourism sector is an important part of the economy in many regions of Europe. At the same time, it offers a second chance to career changers, from the formally uneducated to university dropouts. Therefore, further education in tourism is particularly important. The project has developed a model and learning materials that show how learning can be systematically planned and implemented in the work process.

We have evaluated the dual training system in German-speaking countries with regard to their transferability and economic transferability and prepared individual country reports with the findings, work results with recommendations for action.

The project has already shown at an early stage how webinars can be used in education and training. A trainer's manual and a series of compact explanatory videos convey the most important didactic and technical skills.

Attractively designed print media and digital presentations are a company's business card. In small and medium-sized enterprises, such media are often designed in-house, without professional support from outside. The NiceDesign4KMU project developed a further training offer for the area of media design.

The social sector is an important, but often under-utilised training and employment opportunity for young people. The project has shown how schools, training providers and social enterprises can better work together and create practical training pathways for young people in this sector.

Young leaders are often faced with the challenge that they have excellent professional training but are still insecure about their social and communication skills. The project has developed a training programme to develop these competences.

Early school leaving is a major social problem in many European countries. The project has developed a methodology to identify students at high risk of dropping out. Measures for early intervention are described and recommendations for organisational development of schools are given.

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