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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.

Education

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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ZDF Deutschland-Studie 2019

2019

Im Auftrag des ZDF haben wir die äußeren Lebensumstände für Familien, Seniorinnen und Senioren in den 401 Kreisen und kreisfreien Städten Deutschlands untersucht.

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CREATIVE.REPORT

2019

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

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Integration: Strengthen cooperation between districts, associated municipalities & cities

2019

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

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Benefits & effects of COST for Germany

2019

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

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CARE PERSPECTIVE

2019

The aging of the German population will lead to a further increase in

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

2019

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

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Germany Report 2025 2035 2045

2018

Germany will become more global, more digital, greener and older in the next 30 years. This is shown by Prognos Deutschland Report from 2018/2019.

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Attracting and retaining skilled workers in early education

2018

By the year 2030 there will be a shortage of around 199,000 educators throughout Germany. This is shown by a Prognos study for the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs.

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Strategies to combat the skilled-worker shortage in nursing care

2018

Which strategies can be used to tackle the shortage of skilled workers in nursing care for the elderly? This question is the subject of a Prognos study commissioned by the Bertelsmann Stiftung.

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ZDF Deutschland-Studie 2018

2018

Where is the best place to live in Germany? Prognos investigated this question on behalf of ZDFzeit.

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