Zentrum für Gender und Diversität


Though MOVES still is a relatively young organisation, we already can refer to a variety of successful Research and Development projects:


RoboGen –  Gender-sensitive interaction with social robots (FEMtech: WP-Lead Analysis of gender-specifc needs, Duration: 2018-2021)

Coordination: Salzburg Research GmbH

The goal in RoboGen is to develop a prototype with a learning agent that,

through feedback from users, makes gender-sensitive options accessible to all users and thus enables personalized human-robot interaction. The beneficiaries are senior citizens of 50+ and people with chronic diseases (mainly diabetes and hypertension). RoboGen empowers their autonomy in terms of staying at their home for a longer time respectively of better taking care of themselves with regard to their diseases.


NextGenLab –  Innovation and explorations fort he labour-market oft he future  (FEMtech; WP-Lead Needs Analysis and Evaluation, Duration : 2018-2020)

Coordination: Technical Museum Vienna

The NextGenLab is to offer young people/school-children an opportunity to acquaint themselves with new technologies, which more and more gain importance in regard to Industry 4.0. As part of its exhibition entitled Labour & Production_thinking_ahead  it is setting up an interactive lab for young people to learn about and test new manufacturing technologies: 3D printing, laser cutting, 3D scanning, programming, working with visualisation programs, etc. In applying a gender-sensitive concept, the lab innovatively differs from other offers in this context. The NextGenLab and amongst other things the involvement of companies is intended to open new options to young people in the digital world.


Walk your City –  Enforcement of walking in towns by innovative, behaviour-based forms of intervention (Mobilität der Zukunft; Gender Consulting, Duration: 2018-2020)

Coordination: yverkehrsplanung GmbH

„Walk Your City“ (WYC) designs, develops and evaluates an innovative, behavioural- and incentive-based pedestrian concept with a focus on the nudging method. The focus is on target groups facing an upheaval situation, such as migrants, new residents and students, who must adapt their mobility behaviour to the new situation. Through the unique combination of technological innovations (eg. „augmented reality“, „beacons“), theories of behavioural theory (eg transtheoretical level model, nudging) and creative campaigns on the ground („offline campaigns“) citizens are nudged to explore the city on foot.


WYRED –  Networked Youth Research for the Empowerment in the Digital Society wyredproject,eu (H2020-Project; WP-Lead Inclusion, Duration: 2016-2019)

Coordination: University of Salamanca, Spain

WYRED aims to provide a framework for research in which children and young people can express and explore their perspectives and interests in relation to digital society, but also a platform from which they can communicate their perspectives to other stakeholders effectively through innovative engagement processes. It does this by implementing a generative research cycle involving networking, dialogue, participatory research and interpretation phases centred around and driven by children and young people, out of which a diverse range of outputs, critical perspectives and other insights will emerge to inform policy and decision-making in relation to children and young people’s needs in relation to digital society.


Mobility 360° – Citizens of the Future mobility (Talente Regional; Gender Consulting, Duration: 2017-2019)

Coordination: Zentrum für angewandte Spieleforschung, Donau Universität Krems

Within the project „MOBILITY 360°: Citizens of the Future” young people take over the roles of experts in mobility. They do research on the field of traffic technologies, they reflect issues like „mobility in my home country and on other places“ and they  explore future developments in this field. Supported by 360° cameras they document and analyse their surroundings and finally develop their visions as „Citizens of the Future“ which express their personal needs with regard to mobility.


re-ment – Reverse-Mentoring as Means for the Deconstruction of Gender Stereotypes in ICT (FEM-Tech; Duration: 2015-2017) 

Coordination: MOVES

In applying a reverse mentoring approach, the project re-ment aimed at raising the interest of female students for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) professions and at contributing to the deconstruction of gender stereotypes in this field. This approach offered a completely new and innovative perspective in the field of gender equality and advancement of girls in technology. The project successfully implemented reverse-mentoring programs in four partner schools, the main result was a comprehensive course for teacher education.


DIABgender – Gender Specific Diabetes-Self-Management (FEM-Tech-Project; Gender Consulting, Duration: 2014-2016)

Coordination: Salzburg Research GmbH

DIABgender developed a knowledge model for diabetes self-management considering different realities of life and context of use for diabetics. The starting point was an analysis of biological and social influencing factors for diabetes self-management. DIABgender aimed at individually supporting diabetics in disease self-management by developing personalised IT-based solutions.


MIT-MUT – Girls and ICT  – Girls and Entrepreneurship (FEMTech; Gender Consulting, Duration: 2014-2016)

Coordination: Makam Research GmbH

The aim of the project MIT-MUT was to encourage girls to decide for a career in the ICT sector as well as raise their interestfor entrepreneurship. In applying a gamification approach within a secure social network enterprise (Yammer), the girls were empowered to explore their skills in IT and economy: Supported by role-models they developed ideas for their Start-Ups in IT and produced paper-prototypes of their technological products.

MIT-MUT was awarded with the EduMedia Seal 2016.







Selection of Earlier Projects

fe|male – Gendersensitive and Participative Design of Technologically Supported Learning Scenarios (Sparkling Science; Coordination Dr. Zauchner-Studnicka for Danube University Krems, Duration: 2009-2011)

fe|male analysed the use of Web 2.0 technologies and explored their didactical potential with respect to gender sensitive education in schools. The project involved pupils – i.e. their different views and perspectives – throughout the whole life time of the project and focussed on the integration of the participants’ ideas for the implementation of Web 2.0 technologies in education.


Gender-Analysis of the IT-Infrastructure in Austrian Schools (Austrian Ministry of Education and Culture; Coordination Dr. Zauchner-Studnicka for Danube University Krems, Duration: 2010)

Within the Gender-Analysis of IT-Infrastructure in Austrian Schools the information technology facilities in all Austrian Schools were quantitatively analysed with regard to gender effects and related contextual factors. The study aimed at developing  recommendations for the Ministry of Education and Cultureö


FEMRoute (Project coordinated by Salzburg Resarch GmbH; Gender Consulting, Mag. Gindl und Dr. Zauchner-Studnicka, Duration: 2009-2011)

FEMRoute focussed on the gender specific design of mobility services. A qualitative and a quantitative Research design was employed in order to find out the needs of different target groups. Data derived from these studies were used for the development of mobility services for female pedestrians.


ADVANCE – Advanced Training for Women in Scientific Research (EC, 6th. EU-Framework Program- Science and Society; WP-Leads by Mag. Gindl and Dr. Zauchner-Studnicka for Danube University Krems, Duration 2006-2008)

Within the project ADVANCE an international training, mentoring and coaching was developed, implemented and evaluated. It aimed at the promotion for the careers of young female researchers. The Project was awarded with the  “egov ebusiness award Lower Austria 2008“ – Gender-Equality in IT“.