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List of research projects (last five years, selection)

  • All over, barrier-free information and mobility for older people (NAMO). Scientific analysis and evaluation for the development of an innovative mobility assisting information service, funded by Federal Ministry of Education and Research (2012-2015)

 

  • Health and health-care providing infrastructure and solutions for supply shortfalls due to demographic change (StrateGIN), funded by Federal Ministry of Education and Research (2012 – 2015)

 

  • Intergenerational knowledge transfer of work councils. Empirical study on determinants and strategies, funded by the Hans-Böckler-Foundation (2011 – 2013)

 

  • Income from work after retirement. Study and scientific report on Germany, funded by European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (2012)

 

  • Intelligent corporate personnel policies in logistics (ipl), funded by Ministry for Labour, Integration and Social Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia and ESF fund, (2010 -2012)

 

  • Survey on "Reasons of non-participation in occupational training opportunities in the care sector”, funded by Sozialholding of the City of Mönchengladbach GmbH (2010 – 2011)

 

  • Measures of Social Inclusion for the Elderly I + II. Scientific analysis, case studies in five European countries and deduction of recommendations, in cooperation with MOVISIE, Netherlands Centre for Social Development, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland, National Institute of Health and Science on Aging, Italy, SFI, Danish National Institute of Social Research, Denmark, funded by European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (2009 – 2010 & 2010 – 2011)

 

  • Older People and Technological Innovations. Research project on developing learning concepts for older people, in cooperation with The Open University, Faculty of Health and Social Care/Centre for Widening Participation/Computing Department , Verwey Jonker Institute Stirling University, Department of Nursing and Midwifery,  University of Maribor, Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), funded by European Commission, Grundtwig (2009 – 2011)

 

  • Quality management by outcome indicators – Benchmarking in inpatient care of older people. Scientific analysis, evaluation and research based development of guideline and concepts for practice and policy. Research Project in cooperation with European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research et. al, funded by EU-Progress (2008 – 2010)
  • Health promotion and primary prevention for older migrants. Qualitative study and research based development of a typology on prevention behavior, funded by  Federal Ministry of Education and Research (2007 – 2010)

 

  • The situation of older people in Germany and Poland in special consideration of care and support. Scientific analysis and expertise, funded by Federal Ministry of Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (2008 -2009)

 

  • Study on effectiveness of service providing for people with dementia in dementia network Mettmann, funded by Federal Ministry for Health (2008 -2010)

 

  • EVIDENT – Scientific Evaluation of linked care providing structures for people with dementia and their family. Study on innovation potentials and recommendations for transfer, funded by Federal Ministry for Health (2008 -2010)

 

  • International Examples of Good Practice in Age Management, study funded by INQA (Initiative Neue Qualität der Arbeit) (2008-2009)

 

  • Development of strategies to strengthen civic engagement of older people in Germany. Scientific analyses and research-based recommendations for action, funded by Federal Ministry of Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, (2008)

 

  • COMPLIMENT: Competence Development and Age-Diversity – Self-directed learning and skills development of older and younger workers in the sector of social service. International research project with partners in Spain, Italy, Netherlands and Germany, funded by European Commission (2006 – 2008)

 

  •  Employment Initiatives for the Ageing Workforce of the European Union, funded by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions I + II (2006-2007 and 2004 -2006).

 

  •  WANE, Workforce Ageing in the New Economy, (2002-2006), funded by SSHRC program of the Canadian government (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council).

 

  • Retirement in the age of 67 – Requirements for working ability of older employees. Scientific survey and research based deduction of recommendations for action, funded by INQA (Initiative New Quality of Labour), (2007)

 

  • Employment initiatives for an ageing workforce. Scientific analyses and development of research-based guidelines for age-management in cooperation with University of Cambridge (Dr. Phil Taylor) and University of Sheffield (Prof. Dr. Alan Walker), funded by European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (2004 – 2006)

 

  • Oder employees in companies. Scientific case studies in four European countries, funded by Hans-Böckler-Foundation (2005 – 2006)

 

  • Employment and Social Policies for an Ageing Society. Research project to support knowledge transfer and policy learning between Germany and Britain, in cooperation with University of Sheffield (Prof. Dr. Alan Walker), funded by Hans-Böckler Foundation and Anglo-German Foundation (2006 – 2008)

 

  • Employment initiatives for the ageing workforce of the European Union. Research project in cooperation with research organizations of eight European countries, funded by European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working (2006 – 2007)

 

  • Reference models for the improvement of inpatient care. Research based development and scientific evaluation of quality criteria for inpatient care, funded by Ministry for Labour, Health and Social Affairs of North Rhine Westphalia (2004 – 2006)

 

  • Community integrated living of older handicapped persons. Scientific analysis and research-based development of concepts, funded by Caritasverband für das Erzbistum Paderborn (2006 – 2008)

 

  • Situation of complementary services in North Rhine-Westphalia, funded by Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia (2005 -2006)

 

  • Evidence-based guidelines on health promotion for Elderly. Research project with 19 partner organizations in twelve European countries with recommendations for potential actors in this field (at EU, national and local level), funded by European Commission - Health and Consumer Protection (2006 -2008)

 



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