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Brief description of the field of competence

In its actions, projects and consulting services, the competence field of inclusion is oriented towards the guiding principle of an inclusive society.


In publicly funded research projects of the Federal Government, the Länder, the EU and/or the European Social Fund, we are looking for approaches to improve the equal and self-determined participation of disadvantaged groups of people in education and employment. We evaluate already implemented measures, usually also on behalf of the public sector, with regard to their effectiveness and sustainability and thus provide important findings for the implementation and further development of publicly funded offers.


Social changes require far-reaching decisions from social economy enterprises, associations and networks. We advise and support institutions and agencies for the disabled, nursing, health care and others in implementing future-oriented change processes. As in all fields of competence of ITA, it is a central concern of ours to involve all relevant groups of people and users in the further development of organisations in order to achieve sustainable and profitable changes.

News from the field of competence Inclusion

1207, 2022

Measuring the quality of participation in non-residential and residential community settings

In order to be able to assess and improve the quality of participation and quality of life in non-residential and residential community services in a client-oriented way, suitable survey instruments were developed at the ITA and are now available to all residential providers as the "Compass Housing Quality".

2005, 2022

New publication: Inclusive Digital Education

The Institute for Technology and Work (ITA), in cooperation with the Department of Pedagogy at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, prepared a report describing an overall picture of inclusive digital education and the challenges still to be solved in this context. It outlines the political context for inclusive digital education and also addresses issues of vulnerability and inclusion, provides an overview of the relevant research literature and examines thematic trends in European implementation projects and international conferences.

Projects in the Inclusion competence area


in.arbeit – digital

The project takes advantage of digitalisation in such a way that a sheltered workshop for people with disabilities can achieve a higher degree of decentralisation while at the same time maintaining economic efficiency and thus create new / additional participation opportunities for employees with disabilities in the social context as well as higher-quality occupational participation.


Changing Role of Specialist Provision in Supporting Inclusive Education – Evaluation of Phase 2

The Changing Role of Specialist Provision in Supporting Inclusive Education (CROSP) project is focusing on the re-organisation of specialist, separate provision (schools, classes and units) and the perceived shift in the role of such provision to support the right to inclusive education for all learners.


Dipl.-Pflegewirtin Annette Blaudszun-Lahm


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