Series of events to present the publication

Most of the experts who gave interviews for the publication "A question of organisation?" will share their knowledge with us in person as well - save the dates right away!

  • On February 15, 2023 (Equal Pay Day), Ute Klammer will speak on the Gender Pay Gap and the Comparable Worth Index. (15.2.2023, 10.30-12.00, online on Zoom)
  • On February 22, 2023, Inken Lind will speak on Parents and Academic Career. (22.2.2023, 10.30-12.00, online on Zoom)
  • On March 1, 2023 (Equal Care Day), Martin Nagl-Cupal will speak on Care in the University Context. (1.3.2023, 10.30-12.00 with a small lunch afterwards in the Sky Lounge at Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz)

More information to follow.

Showing CARE - A series of talks of the UniKid-UniCare Network Austria

Online talks with translation into Austrian Sign Language

The talks are for employees and students of all universities in the UniKid-UniCare Austria network. The online series tackles care topics and asks for their meaning for places of study and work.

Next Talk:

Men in Care: Being a Father Is Not Hard?!


November 29, 2022, 2.00pm-3.30pm
online via ZOOM
Speaker: Mag. Dr. Erich Lehner, Psychoanalysis, Palliative Care, Masculinity and Gender Studies

In surveys, the majority of men regularly confirms their willingness to take parental leave or work part-time to take care of children. In reality, only a minority actually dedicates themselves to child care. The reasons for this are manifold. They are in traditional images of masculinity and femininity that are in turn inscribed in the actual structures of work, family and political descisions.

The talk firstly considers the requirements for paternal presence in the family to then show the possibilities of how fathers can take on their share of gender-balanced parenthood.

You can find the flyer for the event here. The talk will be in German.



  • Encountering grieving people at work. Just no tears please?! (with Maria Streli-Wolf, head of the Kontaktstelle Trauer und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit in the Tyrolean Hospice Association, May 2022)
  • Corona & Care: How are our children in the pandemic? (with children and youth psychologist Prof. Martina Zemp, February 2022)
  • Corona & Care: How are parents in the pandemic? (with sociologist Prof. Ulrike Zartler, November 2021)

Work - Care - Wellbeing Days at the University of Vienna 2022

Fitting together gainful employment with household, children, care for relatives, volunteer work etc. and still taking care of oneself? This is a daily challenge for all of us, and not just since the COVID-19 pandemic. The University of Vienna - one of the biggest employers in Vienna - wants to facilitate the reconciliation of its employees work and private life as much as possible.

A family friendly career in academia - is that possible? What conditions are necessary to stay healthy when working flexibly and digitally? How can executives support their teams when somebody is strained by care responsibilities? During the Work - Care - Wellbeing Days in June 2022, there was an extensive programme on these topics with talks and discussions with employees and experts.

Documentation (in German)

The German-language events were recorded (with the exception of the Q&As). These recordings will soon be available here as video or audio. In the meantime, you can find the slides from the speakers here.

How can academia and parenthood be reconciled? (June 13, 2022)

Slides Leinfellner

Slides Data Spotlights 

Audio Panel Discussion

Stress management and self care in a flexible work environment (June 15, 2022)

Slides Korunka

Slides Vollmann

Empowering employees with burdensome care responsibilities in the team - using the example of caring family members (June 23, 2022)

Audio short inputs and moderated talk