Society & Welfare Systems

Shaping a strong society.

Our society is ageing – and it is changing. Welfare systems are being restructured, values and norms reinterpreted. For societies, this is often accompanied by great uncertainty. More than ever, states are required to fulfil their fundamental responsibility: they must offer people a stable framework, provide orientation and deliver answers.

How, for example, can (more) equal opportunities be created in education? Is basic security ("Grundsicherung") a sufficient social safety net and is care for the elderly and the sick guaranteed? What kind of role should art and culture play in the future?

A strong society needs robust strategies for the future. We contribute decades of experience and strategic competence in the areas of Family Affairs, Children & Youth, Social Security, Education as well as Cultural & Creative Industries.

Family Affairs, Children & Youth

Targeted support and better compatibility of family and work – strong families empower society and the economy.

Social Protection

A society in transition needs a robust social safety net. Social security is facing enormous challenges.

Health, Care & Inclusion

Independent living and equal participation in society: To ensure this, we challenge the status quo and help improve the provision of care and support.


Education is the most important resource of the knowledge economy – this makes education and training essential to the German national economy.

Cultural & Creative Industries

Economic factor and driver of innovation - culture and creative industries create solutions to meet social and economic challenges.

Our work on this topic

Take a look at our latest projects and activities.

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Promoting Cultural and Creative Industries in the EU

| Studien & Projekte

The research paper "Promoting Cultural and Creative Industries in the EU" provides an overview of the European Union's funding instruments for cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in the new funding period 2021-2027.

Junge Mutter spricht zu ihrem kleinen Sohn

The situation of single or separated parents

| Project

The 43rd Family Research Monitor presents new figures, facts and study results on the situation of single and separated parents in Germany.

Sohn eines alleinerziehenden Vaters, der mit Spielzeugblöcken spielt

Learning from the Corona crisis

| Project

Experiences and new impulses for company reconciliation policy.

Ältere Studentinnen und Studenten sind umgeben von wissenschaftlichen Laptop

Digital Higher Education

| Project

Prognos AG has been evaluating the BMBF's funding activities in the research field of "Digital Higher Education" since the end of 2020.

Eine Familie sitzt auf dem Boden und spielt ein Gesellschaftsspiel

Services for families in Germany

| Project

Family education and family counselling facilities in Germany have a wide reach and support people in different social situations. This is shown in a study for the BMFSFJ.

Vater hält die Hand eines kleinen Kindes, im Hintergrund Bäume und Sonnenschein

ZDF Germany Study 2019

| Project

On behalf of ZDF, we examined the external living conditions for families and senior citizens in Germany's 401 districts and independent cities.

drei junge Architekten arbeiten gemeinsam an Zeichnungen


| Project

The creative report from CREATIVE.NRW provides facts and figures about the creative industries in NRW. The data was collected and evaluated by Prognos.

ein junger Mann programmiert einen Code an seinem Arbeitsplatz mit drei Bildschirmen

Integration: Strengthen cooperation between districts, associated municipalities & cities

| Project

For the Robert Bosch Foundation, Prognos conducted a workshop with integration stakeholders from districts, municipalities, and cities.

Studenten lernen in der Bibliothek

Benefits & effects of COST for Germany

| Project

COST promotes networking activities. An important effect of COST: the cooperation and harmonisation of European research.

Umweltschützer überwachen den Wald mit einem solarbetriebenen Feldlabor

Gradual increase of the R&D R&D ratio up to 3.5% of GDP

| Project

On behalf of the BMBF, Prognos calculated, among other things, the macroeconomic effects of higher spending on research and development.

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We provide high quality work. Using sound methods, we analyse economic and political developments. For projects and processes, we provide solution-oriented and empathetic support. We have over 60 years of experience in a wide range of disciplines and provide consultancy with vision and expertise.

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About us

Prognos – Providing Orientation.

Prognos is one of the oldest economic research centres in Europe. Founded at the University of Basel, Prognos experts have been conducting research for a wide range of clients from the public and private sectors since 1959 – politically independent, scientifically sound.

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