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Photo: Lentia-Verlag.at

Place of Remembrance of Nazi Forced Labor

Due to a series of collective law suits regarding the reimbursement of former forced laborers and slave workers during the Nazi regime, there was massive pressure on Austrian companies, and especially on the voestalpine as the successor of a Nazi company. The aim of the project ‘Nazi Forced Labor in Linz under the “Reichswerke Hermann Göring AG Berlin” 1938-1945’ (person responsible for the project at the University of Vienna: Oliver Rathkolb, Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies) was to scientifically process findings on forced labor during National Socialism, with a specific focus on the company history of voestalpine. Amongst others, the project resulted in a permanent exhibition, integrated in the company. Continue reading

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Photo: Pixabay / Foxy

Do You Pay Your Taxes – And If Yes, Why?

The view of tax authorities on taxpayer as “subjects” who have to follow the law has a certain tradition. Research results indicate, however, that meeting taxpayers on an equal footing and accepting fairness in dealing with each other as the basis (= Horizontal Monitoring) has a positive effect on tax compliance. The aim of the project “Horizontal Monitoring for Increasing Tax Compliance” (person responsible for the project at the University of Vienna: Erich Kirchler, Faculty of Psychology) was to supervise the pilot phase of Horizontal Monitoring in Austria. Continue reading

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Photo: Pixabay

Ethical Questions Related to Reproduction Medicine

Across Europe, there are diverse positions in the societal discourse on reproduction medicine. These are being influenced by varying social, cultural, political and legal contexts of European states. The aim of the project “Aid to Orientation Regarding Ethical Questions Around Reproduction Medicine” (person responsible for the project at the University of Vienna: Ulrich Körtner, Faculty of Protestant Theology) was to provide the member churches of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE) with an instrument, which supports them in finding answers to ethical questions related to reproduction medicine on the basis of theological and ethical arguments. Continue reading