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Forschungsinstitut des Roten Kreuzes, Research Institute of the Red Cross - FRK
Nottendorfer Gasse 21, A -1031 Vienna, AUSTRIA
Tel.: +43 1 79580-3425

Barbara Kuss - Coordinator
Maria Neumueller

Skills and expertise of the organisation
What kind of services or support does a person need both today and in the future facing his or her workplace, security in society, age or even sickness? The Research Institute of the Red Cross broadly approaches and discriminatingly deals with relevant societal problems and – in cooperation with its partners – works on developing creative and innovative solutions. Our central concern and also integral part of all our activities is to guarantee the transfer of project results back into the practical context of health and social services. Theory and practical experience go hand in hand in order to assure the quality of our research. Our Institute is currently participating in national and international research projects and programmes.

The Research Institute of the Red Cross works in four research fields:

  • Rescue, emergency care and security - Quick and competent medical care for emergency patients is one of the core competences of the Red Cross. Research studies aim at pointing out possibilities to increase the well- being of the patient during transportation with the help of new technologies (e.g. acupressure, oxygen, thermal cover) and how their state of health can better be monitored and improved. Outcome- studies (e.g. laymen defibrillation) make a relevant contribution to the further development of immediate life-saving measures.
  • Health care and nursing - Demographic change leads to a range of alterations in the final stage of one’s life and to die in a dignified way with the respective care and attendance is one of our main focuses. Our Institute aims at analysing and developing solutions for these changes.
  • Labour market, employment and volunteer services - Our research also focuses on unemployment and its consequences, reintegration and integration of people seeking employment, empowerment and age management. Due to demographic change, the age group of people over 60 years needs to find meaningful fields of activity in the context of „active ageing“.
  • Health promotion and prevention - Due to expanding costs in the health sector new strategies will be required in the near future. Health promotion first of all aims at strengthening one’s health potential and secondly at reducing health-weakening factors, on an individual basis as well as in one’s personal living and working conditions. Our research activities centre around workplace health promotion and health promotion for older people.


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 Diakonisches Werk Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische Oberlausitz e.V. - DWBO
Paulsenstrasse 55/56, D-12163, Berlin, GERMANY
Tel: + 49 30 82097250

Monika Wagner
Bea Schramm

The Diakonisches Werk Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische Oberlausitz (DWBO) is recognised as one of the leading social welfare associations NGO/NPO) and has its headquarters at Paulsenstr. 55 in the Berlin district of Steglitz. It is an independent regional association of the Diakonisches Werk of the Protestant Church of Germany (DWEKD), serving the federal states of Brandenburg and Berlin and the region schlesische Oberlausitz.

Diakonie is an expression of the life and character of the church. The constituent members of the Diakonisches Werk Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische Oberlausitz (DWBO) are:

  • Evangelische Kirche in Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische Oberlausitz (EKBO) (Protestant Church)
  • Bund Evangelisch-Freikirchlicher Gemeinden in Deutschland (Evangelical Free Churches)
  • Evangelisch-methodistische Kirche (Methodist Church)
  • Europäisch-Festländische Brüder-Unität (Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine) (European- Continental Church/Herrnhut Tradition)
  • Heilsarmee in Deutschland (Salvation Army)
  • Selbständige Ev.-Lutherische Kirche (Independant Lutheran Church)

The Diakonisches Werk Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische Oberlausitz (DWBO) is subject to the statutes of the participating churches. Its task is to help our neighbour in physical, emotional and social need.

The DWBO is an umbrella association for 430 legally independent social welfare organisations and foundations (about 225 of them in Berlin) from the established Protestant church and the free churches, and it represents their interests within the League of the Leading Social Welfare Associations and in dealings with ministries, Senate departments, funding agencies, local communities, interest groups etc.

The DWBO takes managing responsibility for the development of Protestant aid organisation Bread for the world within the federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg and the region schlesische Oberlausitz. Annual donations in the region total approximately 2.5 million Euro. Aid is given to projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America on the principle of “helping people to help themselves”.

The origins of the Diakonisches Werk go back to the “Central Committee for Inner Mission in the German Protestant Church” founded in 1848 by the Protestant theologian, Johann Hinrich Wichern. In the same year, the “Protestant Association for Church Purposes” was founded in Berlin, and in 1920 it was merged with the “Berlin Central Association for Inner Mission”. This association then became the “Central Association of the Berlin Inner Mission” in 1935. In 1945 the “Aid Association of the Protestant Church in Germany” was also founded as a post-war aid organisation. Although the partition of Berlin and the construction of the Berlin Wall made cooperation between the offices in east and west far more difficult, the two organisations initially retained their respective legal form.

It was only in 1964 that the aid association and Inner Mission in West Berlin merged to form the Social Welfare Association (“Diakonisches Werk”, western region of the Protestant church in Berlin-Brandenburg). In East Berlin the two organisations merged in 1969 under the name “Inner Mission and Aid Association of the Protestant Church in Berlin-Brandenburg” (eastern region of the Protestant church in Berlin-Brandenburg) with its headquarters at Schönhauser Allee 141 in the district of Prenzlauer Berg.

In the course of German reunification, the western and eastern associations merged on 20.11.1990 to form the Diakonisches Werk Berlin-Brandenburg registered society.

In 2005 Diakonisches Werk Berlin-Brandenburg and Diakonisches Werk der schlesischen Oberlausitz merged to establish the new Diakonisches Werk Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische Oberlausitz (DWBO).

The headquarters (extension, new building, renovation of the substance of the old building), the House of Diakonie at Paulsenstr. 55/56 in Berlin-Steglitz was dedicated in 1993.

52.000 employed staff - 1.270 establishments:

For its social and charitable tasks the Diakonie maintains more than 1.270 stationary, semi-open and open establishments with about 52.000 staff members (19.500 of them in the federal state of Brandenburg) and numerous volunteers. These establishments include for example old people’s homes and residences, training establishments, establishments for the handicapped, educational assistance establishments, homes, convalescence homes and guest houses, day nurseries (kindergarten), hospitals and clinics, advice centres incl. health care centres, day care centres and regional Diakonisches Werk-associations.

MHT Consult

 mhtconsult - mht
Torvegade 3, 1th floor, DK-3000, Elsinore, DENMARK
Tel.:+45 49 26 49 24

Margit Helle Thomsen

mhtconsult is a knowledge-based firm of management consultants, whose chief objective focuses on promoting human diversity in the workplace. The firm offers special skills within the following core areas:

  • Integration and social capital, cultural analyses, ethnic equality and diversity strategies.
  • Labour market analyses, education, competence development and clarifica-tion.
  • Organisations social engagement and retaining strategies.

mhtconsult covers a wide range of consultancy services, whose cornerstones are:

  • Evaluation, elucidation and research-based investigations.
  • Tools and concept development.
  • Project management and implementation.
  • Courses and procedure consultation.

Our references within ethnic integration, labour market conditions, competence clarification and social engagement, number to date approximately 100 assignment and project titles, which are to a large extent documented within larger reports, directories and tool boxes.

Our distinctive label is holistic information within the assignment solution. We analyse the development requirements of workplaces, organisations and amongst the unemployed and employed – and actively contribute with practical assistance and coaching, where concrete development processes are set in action. In this way, we help to build bridges between knowledge, development, teaching and practice.

As a knowledge and development organisation we place the demands for quality foremost and emphasise the need to keep up to date with the latest results and development ex-perience within the core areas. We also contribute to the relevant debate with develop-ment results, new organisational tools and concrete recommendations from evaluations and analyses.

Our label of quality is client-tailored model solutions. In both lesser tasks and larger devel-opment projects, we work on individual solutions. For us, the clear demand for quality re-quires that the services must be further developed and adapted so that they meet the needs of each individual case. Therefore, we prepare a thorough goal- orientated project description for each job, which enters into a close dialogue with the individual client on the execution, design and method, timescale, result mediation, price-setting, delivery guaran-tee and quality control of the job. When we report back, both the results and the conclu-sions are always followed up with concrete recommendations and suggestions for further action. We operate both at home and abroad and have carried out consultancy assign-ments for, amongst others:

  • The Danish Ministry of Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs
  • The Danish Ministry of Finance/ Personnel Administration and other govern-mental authorities
  • The Danish Governmental Centre for Competence and Quality Development
  • The Danish Ministry of Employment, the Committee for Employment, the Em-ployment Council, regional employment offices and the Secretariat for the Sound Region
  • The Danish Ministry of Education and the Committee for Further Education
  • The Danish Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs and the National Agency for Enterprise and Construction
  • Danish regions, County Councils,the National Association of Local Authori-ties, the Coordination Committee / Employment Council
  • Employee and Employer Organisations –The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions and other related organisations, the Health Confederation etc.
  • Education institutions, language centres and the Adult Vocational Training Council
  • The Trade Union Competence Centre
  • The Trade Unions´ Information Centre for Integration
  • The Academy of Migration Studies
  • Business Associations and Business Service Organisations
  • The Regional Business Network
  • The European Community´s Social Fund, Equal, the Leonardo Programme, together with Nordic and European governmental authorities and councils
  • The Norwegian Organisation “Diversity in the Workplace” etc.


Eworx Logo EWORX S.A. - EWX
66 Jean Moreas Street, 15231 Halandri, Athens, GREECE
Tel.: +30 210 6148380

Tilia Boussios - Senior Consultant

EWORX S.A. offers ICT consulting and software development services leveraging on the convergence of electronic media and the growing need for innovative solutions to organisational and corporate challenges in the globalised economy. Established in 2001 and headquartered in Athens, the company currently employs over 20 highly trained and skilled professionals who blend experience with multi-disciplinary expertise in consulting, technology, project management, marketing and branding, content and design.

EWORX main services include ICT consulting as well as design, development and deployment of bespoke networked software solutions with emphasis on innovation and usability. The company promotes open source and open standards -based solutions fostering portability and interoperability, vendor-independence and quick return of investment. Application areas include Client/Server Applications, Internet/Intranet/Extranet Portal development, Content Management of multi-lingual and content-rich, database-driven websites, e-Government, e-Learning and e-Business Solutions. In order to provide quality and state-of-the art solutions, EWORX maintains and develops a rich skill-set which includes: ICT strategy and requirements definition, business process modelling, object oriented analysis and design, system development, content strategy development and editorial policy definition, branding and electronic marketing.


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queraum. kultur- und sozialforschung - queraum
Obere Donaustraße 59/7a, A-1020 Wien, AUSTRIA
Tel: +43 1 958 09 11

Anita Rappauer
Michael Stadler-Vida

queraum cultural and social research is a private research organisation and was founded in 2004 as scientific OEG.Our focus is put on the practical experience orientation. We like to be thought of as partners for successful planning, implementation and further development of concepts, projects and services.We have many years of experience in coordination, evaluation, and accompanying research of (EU) projects. Furthermore we support you in planning and developing project applications for national and European development programmes.In terms of content, our main emphasis of our work reaches from integration of disadvantaged groups of people, the gender topic up to health promotion and securing and developing of quality in the area of social services as well as the social responsibility of companies.Our team consists of social scientists, who distinguish themselves by specific qualification as well as social competence.


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Institute for Basic and Continuing Education of Health Workers - ETI
Horánszky utca 15, H -1085 Budapest, HUNGARY
Tel: +36 1 429 4082

Katalin Gasparik

The Institute for Basic and Continuing Education of Health Workers (ETI) – as the background institution of the Ministry of Health - has been playing a leading role in Hungary in the field of health education, continuing education and education development since its establishment in 1962. The institute’s main responsibilities are nursing and health education, elaborating new training forms, requirement systems and educational programmes, educational services to students, health professionals and schools. The ETI is responsible for the coordination of the continuing education system for health workers. It organises professional exams, contests and conferences, publishes textbooks and an informational journal. The Institute tasks are all related to health care.

The Institute has also virtual information center(s), the, the and the, and an e-learning institution --the ILIAS open source e-learning system.

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