Civil Society

Pilot project for the federal state of Hesse “Winning Refugees for Civic Engagement”
On behalf of Hessian Minister President’s Office (2017)
Further information: www.gemeinsam-aktiv.de (German) | Final Report.pdf (German)

European project “Mobility Scouts: Engaging older people in creating an age-friendly environment”
Funded by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture (2016-2018)
Further information: www.mobility-scouts.eu

European project “REcheck – Assessing and strengthening resilience by involving neighborhood networks”
Funded by the European Union Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection | www.recheck-project.eu

Study “Recognizing potentials of refugees – Social integration by promoting active citizenship and self-organization”
Commissioned by the Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration
Further information: Study Report.pdf (German)

European project “I’VE – I Have Experienced, Recognition and Validation of Volunteering Through Peer Support and Open Source Tools”
by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture (2014-2016)
Further information: ive-experienced.eu
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Scientific support of the project “Jobfit Interactive – Sport Connects the Region”
On behalf of the District of Offenbach, Department of Promotion of Voluntary Work, Sport and Culture (2014)
Further information: www.jobfit-interaktiv.de (German)

European project “Active 80+: Valuing and valorizing the knowledge and skills of people 80+”
Funded by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture (2014-2016)
Further information: www.act-80plus.eu
Handbook for Trainers.pdf | Handbook for Practitioners.pdfPolicy Recommendations.pdf

European project “ACT! – Acting for Dependent People”
Funded by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture (2013-2015)

European Learning Partnership “VoluntLearning Pro – Trans-national exchange of volunteers and municipality representatives on how to promote active citizenship”
Funded by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture (2012-2014)

European project “ASLECT – Active seniors learn, educate, communicate and transmit”
Funded by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture (2011-2012)
Further information: www.aslect.eu (German)

European project “SLIC II – Valuing older people’s skills and experience: Training peer facilitators”
Funded by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture (2011-2012)
Further information: www.slic-project.eu

Brochure: Engaged in Hessen – Engaged in Europe, Ideas for the European Year of Volunteering 2011
On behalf of the Agency for Voluntary Work of the State of Hessen (2010)

European project “SeniorGuides: Learning in Later Life”
Funded by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture (2009-2011)

European project “Twin & Go! Bilateral exchanges of senior volunteers in town twinning relations”
Funded by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture (2009)

Scientific support of the pilot project “Associations pro-active for integration”
Funded by the Hessian Social Ministry and the Robert-Bosch-Foundation (2008-2010)
Further information: Website Associations pro-active for integration (German) | Final Report.pdf (German)

Scientific support of the pilot project “Voluntary social year in the volunteer fire brigade. Pilot project in the County of Darmstadt-Dieburg”
On behalf of the Hessian Ministry of the Interior and Sports (2007-2012)

Scientific support of the pilot project “Ehrenamtskarte NRW”
On behalf of the Ministry of Labour, Integration and Social Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia (2007-2012)
Further information: www.ehrensache.nrw.de (German)

European project “SEVEN – Senior European volunteers exchange network”
Funded by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture (2007-2010)

European Learning Partnership “VoluntLearning – Exchange of teams of older volunteers between Germany, Italy and Estonia”
Funded by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture (2007-2009)

European project “SLIC – Raising awareness of older people’s competences and identifying new opportunities for learning and engagement”
Funded by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture, and the Austrian Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (2007-2009)
Further information: www.slic-project.eu

European project “SenEmpower – Empowering seniors to take part in community life”
Funded by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture and the Hessian Minister President’s Office (2007-2009)

Scientific support of the pilot project “JOBfit – Finding work through organized sport”
Funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the federal labour administration (2006-2009)
Further information: www.projekt-jobfit.de (German)

European project “SEVIR – Senior volunteers in interest representations, training programme for participatory competences”
Funded by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture (2006-2008)

European Conference: “ECLOS – Learning opportunities for senior volunteers: Managing trans-national exchanges”
Funded by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture (2006-2007)
Further information: Handbook.pdf
Handbook.pdf (German)
Handbook.pdf (French)
Handbook.pdf (Italian)
Handbook.pdf (Polish)

European project “From isolation to inclusion: Promoting innovation in re-integrating older citizens into community life”
Funded by the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, and the Hessian Minister President’s Office (2005 -2007)
Further information: www.i2i-project.net

European project “Teaming Up – Exchange of older volunteers supported by local and regional authorities”
Funded by the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities (2004-2005)
Further information: Evaluation-Report.pdf

Scientific support of the Hessian pilot project “Guide for volunteers”
Funded by the Minister President’s Office of Hessen (2004-2006)
Further informationen: Website Volunteers (German)

European project “Still Active – Performing voluntary service activities after 55 years – A (survival) training scheme”
Funded by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture (2003-2005)
Further information: Guidebook-Organisations.pdf | Guidebook-Organisations.pdf (German) | Guidebook-Volunteers.pdf

Study “Promoting social involvement by older people with disability”
Funded by the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (2003)

Expert workshop on state insurances for volunteers
On behalf of the Minister President’s Office of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate (2003)

Scientific support of the Hessian pilot programme “Promotion of qualification measures for social / volunteer work”
Funded by the Hessian Ministry of Labour, Family Affairs and Health (2002-2003 / 2005-2007 / 2009-2010)

Scientific support of the Hessian pilot project “E-Card” – price reductions for voluntary workers by public and private service providers
Funded by the Agency for Voluntary Work of the State of Hessen (2001-2007)
Further information: www.e-card-hessen.de (German)

Event within the framework of the International Year of Volunteers 2001: “European exchange of information on social involvement”
On behalf of the City of Frankfurt am Main (2001)

Edition of series “Practice contributions by the BaS on active citizenship in old age”
On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (1999-2003)

Project “European exchange of older volunteers: Feasibility study and probation phase”
Funded by the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, and Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (1999-2002)

Scientific support of the pilot programme “Inclusion of the experience and knowledge of older people in organized sports”
Funded by the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and in cooperation with Deutscher Sportbund (1999-2001)

Internet domain “Pool of information and ideas for initiatives by older people”
Funded by the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (1998-2003)

Study “Promotion of volounteering in Frankfurt am Main – The role of the Institut für Sozialarbeit at present and in future”
Funded by the City of Frankfurt am Main and the Institut für Sozialarbeit e.V. (1998-1999)

Older people and voluntary social work: Promotion of European networking and exchanges of information among older volunteers
Funded by the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities (1996-1997)

Workshop “State and local government promotion of voluntary social work by older people”
Funded by the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (1996)

Adequate framework conditions for voluntary social involvement by older people: Development and testing of measures in cooperation with social services providers
Funded by the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (1995-1998)
Further information: Publication.pdf (German)

Study “Price reductions for public and private services as acknowledgement of voluntary social involvement”
On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (1995)

Study “Older people engaged in voluntary services – Possibilities for a deployment in keeping with their needs”
Funded by the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (1993-1994)