DIGI-O: Offensive for New Work through Digitization in the Austrian-Hungarian Border Region (2021)

Covid-19 has brought about massive changes in the world of work, and digital work is increasingly taking center stage. Many companies and their employees are facing new challenges due to new qualifications and technical requirements. Previous studies on digitalization have shown that employees, works councils and managers often lack the necessary knowledge to implement digital strategies and that employees are hardly involved. This is precisely where the DIGI-O project comes in with the following goal: We want to increase the knowledge of the target groups on the topic of digitization, develop and test participatory approaches for the implementation of digitization strategies in order to support digitization processes in companies in the Austro-Hungarian project area.

In order to achieve this goal, a well-founded analysis of the Labor Market 4.0 is necessary in advance - also due to the strongly changing conditions in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic - in order to support labor market actors and companies in planning future measures and strategies.

Based on this, participatory consultations on the implementation of digital strategies will be carried out in companies in order to derive measures and strategies for labor market actors and companies and to sustainably increase the degree of digitalization.

Another overarching project goal is to strengthen cross-border cooperation between trade unions and labor market actors within the framework of a network to be established for working with digitization.

Information on the survey:

  • As part of a research project, we are interested in how your company is dealing with the changes associated with digitalization. One focus here is on the Covid 19 pandemic and the challenges people are facing in the wake of the pandemic.
  • In a further step of the project, you have the opportunity to take advantage of free consultations on the implementation of digitization projects and processes in your company. These consultations are implemented by BAB Unternehmensberatung GmbH. If you are interested in this, you can enter your e-mail address without obligation at the end of the questionnaire or contact us directly. You will find out in the coming weeks whether your company has been selected for this. 

Click on HERE to participate in the survey. 

For more information on the project, visit the project website.


This project is co-funded by the Federal Ministry of Labor. 

Team: Barbara Willsberger, Nicolas Pretterhofer, Helga Reichert

Client: Interreg Austria-Hungary

Status: running