Information and communication systems design

Next to research, knowledge transfer through consultancy work represents another main pillar of work at FORBA. Consultancy activities on the implementation, adaptation and design of information and communication systems not only place special emphasis on technical aspects but also on organisational and human-centric factors. FORBA has almost 20 years of experience in advising staff representatives and employees on the evaluation and design of information and communication technologies. The institute not only favours a participatory approach within the enterprise but also a holistic approach to project management.
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Seminars on selected systems

FORBA offers special seminars for enterprises on all focal areas of the institute's consultancy work. The seminars are particularly directed at works councils and staff representative bodies.

Institutional Advisory Committee

FORBA closely cooperates with a number of employees' representative bodies based on framework agreements and supporting memberships. Supporting members include:

  • Gewerkschaft der Gemeindebediensteten/Austrian Municipal Employees Union
  • Gewerkschaft Metall-Textil-Nahrung/Austrian Trade Union for Workers in the Metal, Textile and Food Industries
  • Gewerkschaft der Post- und Fernmeldebediensteten/Austrian Postal and Telecommunications Workers Union
  • Gewerkschaft der Privatangestellten, Druck, Journalismus, Papier/Austrian Trade Union of Salaried Employees and Printing, Journalism and Paper Workers
  • VIDA trade union
  • Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte für Niederösterreich/Lower Austrian Chamber of Labour
  • Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte für Wien/Vienna Chamber of Labour
  • Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte für Steiermark/Styrian Chamber of Labour
  • Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund/Austrian Trade Union Federation


The FORBA experts involved in consultancy work have both an academic background and many years of practical experience.

Contact: Thomas Riesenecker-Caba (Tel: +43/(0)1/21 24 700-74)

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