Institute for Economics, Labour and Culture (IWAK)
IWAK - Institute for Economics, Labour and Culture
Goethe-University Frankfurt (D)
IWAK is an institute for applied research, founded in 1993. It delivers information and analyses that help public bodies to devise policies or strategies in the field of labour, education, youth, health and social politics on local, regional and national level. In addition, it follows and supports the implementation of new policy tools and evaluates public policies. Currently, IWAK employs 18 researchers with broad professional qualifications. That enables the institute to follow an interdisciplinary approach in its work that is often carried out in the form of projects. IWAK is involved in different subject-specific and regional networks and its researchers hold expert positions on different committees.
IWAK is situated at the premises of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and can utilise its infrastructure. It is home to the coordination office of the European Network on Regional Labour Market Monitoring (EN RLMM) . In addition, the Secretary for the Initiative for Networking Regional Labour Market Observatories Across Europe is located at IWAK.