DaD Study Lienz

Demand and development study for care of the elderly in the district of Lienz

In the district of Lienz multiple system partners ensured the formal care and care of old people. In order to meet the challanges of the future in demand and economics, a holistic approach and realignment was necessary.

The project “Demands and development study for the care sector in the district of Lienz” was the representation of the existing welfare system for elderly and dependent persons in the district and, based on that, included the formulation of recommendations for the (further) development of nursing and care services.

The following topics were covered by the study:

  • Analysis of the existing resources in the district of Lienz
  • Strengths / weaknesses analysis of the existing social system for the elderly and infirm
  • Guidelines for an overall strategy for sustainable supply of nursing
  • Formulation of short-and long-term recommendations for action
  • Basis for decisions regarding construction of a nursing home (Nussdorf Debant)
  • Assessment labour demands and proposals for meeting the needs


Association of Local District retirement homes Lienz

Project duration

January till Juli 2012

Study Migration Salzburg

Study of the labour market situation for migrants in Salzburg – implementation concept

The target of the research study was to point out the situation of migrants on Salzburgs labour market and to provide policy recommendations.

The study consists of three parts which aim to:

  • analyze social demographic features of the target group in Salzburg concerning the labour market (analysis)
  • consider experiences and required basic conditions of several stakeholders (qualitative part),
  • evaluate proved and in other countries successfully implemented methods regarding good practice samples (recommendations for action)

The analysis referred to current workings in Austria and, moreover, showed additional requirements of a solid data base for TEP Salzburg. The AMDB („Arbeitsmarktdatenbank von AMS und Hauptverband“ – labour market data base of AMS and main association) was primary used as data basis. So did the MZ-AKE (Microcensus – labour survey) and the SILC (statistics on income and living conditions). Those data guaranteed a very current and well-founded information base. Additionally, “invisible persons” (= currently not in training, nor in job, nor any care obligations, at an employable age) were taken into consideration. Already realized studies were evaluated and additional interviews were held within the scope of the qualitative part. This part aimed to utilize important stakeholders, their experiences and resources for sustainable labour market integration. Recommendations for action reflect key results from the first two parts and provide a “good practice” collection gathered by other Austrian provinces and within European context. The approach therefor was an already implemented collection of good ideas and moderated processes by ZSI and ILO (International Labour Organisation).


Land Salzburg

Project duration

April 2009

Project Partners

Hafelekar Unternehmensberatung
ZSI – Zentrum für Soziale Innovation, Wien

Study Welfare in Upper Austria

Study of social welfare organizations in Upper Austria

The scope of this research study are the structures of elderly care in Upper Austria. Questions of the request were treated methodically and professionally in respect of the scientific standards. Hereby the authors of the study should exceed a segmented view of elderly care. Moreover and in addition, concrete measures to optimize the existing systems should be proposed and evaluated. An extensive analysis includes tasks, structures, financing and efficiency of the social welfare associations. Therefor a well structured and analytically separated view at all three system levels (APH, mobile services, SHV, SO) was necessary. Althoug the central focus of the study is elderly care, additional tasks and services of the SHV (social welfare association)also considered should also be put into consideration.

The four social welfare associations Braunau, Linz-Land, Perg, Steyr-Land and Steyr have been chosen for a deepening analysis. Built on that, the situation is to be drawn on state level.

PART 1 includes the analysis of existing systems of the regional providers of social welfare. Hereby, in particular the currently performedtasks and the organization, regarding structures and processes, were analyzed, and structural particularities were brought out. All existing documents were taken into account to establish a research report.

PART 2 gives an overview of middle and long term financing. Considering prospective demographic developments and other system components a forecast calculation was prepared.

PART 3 focussed on an extensive evaluation of any possibilities to adapt the organization’s structure. Hereto all three system levels were analyzed: Mobile and stationary services, Social welfare associations and social departments in cities with an own statute


Land Oberösterreich, Social Services

Project duration

March till October 2008

Project Partners

Hafelekar Unternehmensberatung
MCI Management Center Innsbruck, Department Social Work, Department Business & Management

Integration City of Salzburg

Integration concept for the city of Salzburg

Hafelekar Unternehmensberatung was charged by the city of Salzburg to determine an integration concept for Salzburg. This includes all essential guidelines, targets, issues and measures for a broad and well structured municipal integration policy. The project´s goal was to achieve changes in social, political and administrative terms of awareness regarding the integration of migrants. Integration should become a cross social concern.

To guarantee a balanced comprehensive integration of all relevant groups, five working teams were created to determine the main problem area and range of action. Based on that, the teams elaborated specific measures, offers and activities, all aimed at supporting integration. The working groups included representatives of NGO´s and religious communities as well as representatives of migrants, the city council, politics and other relevant communities. In March 2006 the core recommendations were presented within a press conference.

Hafelekar was in charge of the process arrangement and moderation and compiled two studies:

  • A secondary research was generated including all available data and facts regarding the situation of migrants in Salzburg.
  • A further study considered the present legal and social situation of migrants living in Austria facing different social areas like labour and housing market, education, health and politics. The study addressed especially the issue of women and media.

Project duration

2005 till 2006


City of Salzburg

Project Partners

Hafelekar Unternehmensberatung
ZeMiT – Zentrum für MigrantInnen in Tirol

Familiy & work Ötztal Valley

Familiy-friendly working environment – Region Ötztal

Within the scope of the working and business pact the project “family-friendly working environment 2005 – Region Ötztal” took place.

Herein, the regional impact of the establishment of a big spa landscape (Aqua Dome) was examined. Main aim was the networking within the region in order to establish a family-friendly working environment. Therefore measures were implemented regarding the fields of human resource management, child care, accompanying support for restarters, family-friendly working hours models and approaches to a solution concerning the traffic problems.

Hafelekar Consulting was in charge of a baseline study. Within the framework of this study requirements and needs were determined in order to develop accurate offers in the field of further training and child care. The study consisted of four steps:

  1. As a first step there was carried out a secondary research regarding all relevant facts and figures
  2. Written questionnaires formed the second step. Thereby operational data in the predefined business sectors were collected.
  3. In addition to the quantitative data collected, 10 in-depth interviews with experts were conducted.
  4. The results of the written questionnaires – complemented with the results of the expert interviews – were presented to a steering committee.

Within the scope of a future workshop, future scenarios were developed by means of a moderated process.

Project duration

2004 till 2005


Land Tirol