Examples of what we do
Several times INCCAS has conducted feasibility studies on behalf of the GIZ. These studies focused on the conditions and possibilities of local agencies to design training with e-learning resources.
In Uganda, K. Pries 2012 explored the conditions at Makerere University Kampala for introducing a blended learning master’s degree program on evaluation. The result was a partner’s change in Uganda, today the program is developed successfully with the Uganda Technology and Management University, UTAMU.
For the network of local government associations in Southeastern Europe, NALAS, INCCAS examined in 2014 the conditions for the development of an E-Learning Academy. In addition to detailed document – and web analysis, a survey is conducted with all associationsand the municipalities involved in the network.
Intercultural competence in cross-border working contexts
This literature study was conducted by Karin and Ludger Pries together with Manfred Wannöffel (Cooperation Office RUB-IG Metall) for the Hans Böckler foundation. It was published in the series Working Papers Education and Skills (available only in German). More Information
Since 2003 INCCAS has been conducting these three types of healthcare-related surveys continuously and successfully in different hospitals in the Ruhr Area, among others in the cities of Bochum, Herne, Witten and Hagen. The results of these surveys are used systematically for improving organisational development.
In 2013, INCCAS carried out a survey of 12,000 workers on their satisfaction with the labour relations in the Volkswagen factory, Puebla, Mexico. This survey was conducted together with the chair of Sociology/Organisation, Migration and Participation of the University of Bochum and in cooperation with the University of Puebla (BUAP), Mexico.
It was proceeded by another survey in 2011-2012 among all employees of the German production sites of VW. The aim was to investigate the importance of participation within the company as seen from the perspective of the employees, works councils and executives.
On behalf of Fairtrade International, FLO, INCCAS carried out a survey among the worldwide Fairtrade-supported producers of fair-trade products. 275 producers from Africa, Asia and Latin America took part in this survey.