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Study on the Social Impacts of the Social Economy in Vorarlberg

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The study on the social impacts of the social economy in Vorarlberg aims to show in a striking way what impacts the main areas of the social economy in Vorarlberg cause. The central question is: "What would happen if the social economy in Vorarlberg did not exist?" These impacts are to be worked out and recorded in hypothetical impact models in a process accompanied by the NPO Competence Center within the framework of an event. They will then be presented clearly and quantified partly by means of existing key performance indicators (e.g. number of clients affected). On this basis, causal chains for the main fields of activity and the social economy as a whole will be created.

The visualisation of the impacts that have been worked out should be as simple and striking as possible. Firstly, it is planned to list the individual impacts identified for each main field of activity and stakeholder or affected party and to draw up an overall list for the social economy in Vorarlberg. Secondly, obviously important impacts of the main fields of activity are linked to performance indicators of these fields, especially the number of clients cared for. On this basis, causal statements are then made about what would be expected if the main fields of activity did not exist. Thirdly, these causal models are aggregated for the social economy as a whole.

These concrete causal chains are presented in text or list form in a simple overview table or overview graphic. The development of the hypothetical impact models should primarily take place within the framework of an event with decentralised follow-up. The NPO Competence Centre will prepare for this, accompany the event and present the results in a condensed list for each stakeholder or affected party. Parallel to the decentralised follow-up, the NPO Competence Centre and the representatives of the AGV will research suitable current key performance indicators or collect them in the institutions in a joint process. The focus here is on the extent and, if necessary, the intensity of the persons cared for as well as their existing support networks (especially relatives and friends).


Mag.Dr.rer.soc.oec. Christian Grünhaus

Christian Grünhaus

Academic Director, Senior Researcher (prev. Schober)
Responsibilities: Work and research focus: Evaluation, SROI analyzes, financing, donation behavior, job satisfaction and motivation, care for the elderly, care for the disabled and accessibility
Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Schöggl, B.Sc.

Stefan Schöggl

Responsibilities: Impact Analyses, SROI Analyses, Social Innovation, Thematic Areas: Education, Culture, Social-Ecological Sustainability