We develop, accompany, and evaluate innovative projects. Since 1990, in addition to programme monitoring and evaluation studies, we have formulated more than 50 project ideas eligible for funding and provided action research support in our think tank. Our fields of competence are in the areas of:
The design studio is a physical place where students can simulate real-world practice without the associated risks. In the EINstudio project, a virtual design studio is to be created that offers students and teachers a collaborative working environment to realise joint projects and work together in an interdisciplinary way regardless of location.
The agricultural sector is a male-dominated industry and the gender gap is particularly pronounced in agriculture. The DEMETRA project aims to create the conditions for women to work in agriculture in rural areas.
The maturity of digitalisation depends strongly on the industry, the size of the company and its value proposition. The smaller the company, the more difficult the digital transformation. The DigiENTAiD project aims to support small businesses and self-employed people in the professional use of IT and digital marketing that are at risk of failing due to the Corona pandemic.
The Covid 19 pandemic has shown that schools and civil society organisations lack access to digital learning materials. The UnInLeCo project is aimed at universities, companies and civil society organisations to support disadvantaged groups in society in the training of basic digital skills.
Medicine thrives on the successful communication between patients and health professionals. The "serious game" developed in the project helps health professionals to develop their communication skills through play in a safe and error-friendly environment.
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 changes in the world of work and the consequences of the Corona crisis present women with great challenges. Competence-oriented counselling and mutual support in networks can help to recognise and communicate personal strengths. The project develops and uses the principles of the largest network of working and entrepreneurial women in Europe.
In recent years, a variety of tools and methods for using digital media in vocational education and training have been developed. Employees with little affinity to written texts can especially benefit from audiovisual media. The project brings together good practices from the partner countries and develops a competence profile of digital learning coaches.
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.
Small businesses need solid and actionable knowledge on how to put their organisation on a sound financial footing. At the same time, micro-enterprises can only be sustainably successful if they also operate internationally. For this, it is necessary to develop digital communication and marketing strategies. The project develops a concept and materials that shape the cooperation between universities, SMEs and supporting organisations.
Our world is permeated by digital media. Technical instructions are not very attractive for most users. Digital storytelling is an alternative to communicate the way we use everyday digital media and to present them as "everyday heroes." The project develops handouts for educational service providers and product developers to use digital storytelling methods for effective communication with users.
We have developed an innovative online methods course for graduates with disabilities that helps them to acquire the necessary social skills and find a job in their desired field of work.