Research and development in the GRC
Since 2009, the German Red Cross (GRC) has been dealing with processes of social and technical change in a scientific context. On this website we present our research work at the interface to practice. Here you will find all information and materials on ongoing and completed projects, our research publication series (free download) and other publications on our work.
Project WAKE has been completed
(26.10.2021) The GRC has successfully completed the research project "Migration-related knowledge management for the civil protection of the future" (WAKE) after three years of profitable research work. We are proudly presenting our results in the threepart volume 9 "Findings from the GRC-refugee assistance 2015/16 in Germany" of the publications series and in two handouts on cooperation with civil society actors and dealing with experience and knowledge. On 18th and 19th November, the closing conference will take place together with the SiKoMi project. The programme and further information on registration can be found on the conference page. We cordially invite you to take this opportunity to discuss our project results together with our project partners.
Publication on cooperation with civil society in the framework of refugee aid 2015/16
(14.10.2021) Part 3 of the publication series Volume 9 offers an English summary of the first two parts and presents central findings of the WAKE research project. It gives an overview of the changes in forms of social engagement. In addition, the results of an internal survey are presented and discussed. These include the experiences of working with civil society actors during the refugee situation in 2015/16, the use of support tools and experiential knowledge, as well as needs and structural changes that have occured in the GRC. The publication will be available for download as well as at the usual conditions in the Red Cross Shop.
Findings of an internal GRC survey - civil society in refugee assitance
(14.10.2021) Volume 9 of the publication series deals with the GRC refugee assistance in 2015/16, which was investigated in the research project WAKE. The now published second part presents the results of a nationwide internal GRC survey, which was designed on the basis of the experiences of GRC members documented in the first part. Thereby, the cooperation with civil society actors, the use of support tools and the handling of experience and knowledge are focussed. The survey sheds light on the requirements and structural change possibilities of the GRC, which are to be made usable for future sites. The publication will be available as free download as well as at the usual conditions in the Red Cross Shop (in German).
Publication of two handouts from the WAKE project
(01.10.2021) Within the framework of the WAKE project, two handouts "Impulses from Research" were produced on the basis of the collected data. While one handout focuses on the topic of dealing with experiences and knowledge, the second handout deals with cooperation with civil society actors. Both handouts refer to experiences from practice during the GRC refugee assistance in 2015/16. In addition to the project results, the handouts offer small exercises, ideas and tips from practitioners as well as further information and materials. Both handouts are available as download for free (in German).