Current Research Projects

The Transnationalization of Long-Term Care Regimes: The case of migrant 24/7 home care in Germany and the Netherlands (2016-2019)

Together with Prof. Dr. Anita Böcker, Radboud University, Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
Research associates: Dr. Maria Bruquetas and Dr. Vincent Horn
Funded by: Open Research Area (ORA) for the Social Sciences (German Research Foundation (DFG) and The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

Research Training Group “Transnational Social Support”

Funded by: German Research Foundation (DFG) (2008-2017)
http://www.transsos.com

Old age mobility to Thailand. From sex tourism to a transnational space for aging

Director: Prof. Dr. Cornelia Schweppe
Research associates: Dr. Désirée Bender and Sonja Großmann, M.A.
Funded by: Gutenberg Research College

Moving care for the elderly abroad

Project 1: Old age facilities for German speaking elderly in Thailand

Director: Prof. Dr. Cornelia Schweppe
Research associates: Dr. Désirée Bender and Dr. Tina Hollstein
Funded by: Gutenberg Research College

Project 2: Old age homes for German elderly in Poland

Director: Prof. Dr. Cornelia Schweppe
Research associate: Sonja, Großmann, M.A.
Funded by: Gutenberg Research College

Growing up transnationally in Kenia. Tourists as new care actors in the life of children

Director: Prof. Dr. Cornelia Schweppe
Research associate: Dr. Njeri Chege

Going abroad – A social work concept for the transition of disadvantaged young people into the labor market. An analysis of the programme „Integration by exchange“

Director: Prof. Dr. Cornelia Schweppe
Research associate: Dipl. Päd. Nele Sieker
Funded by: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany

Cuba – A transnational society in transformation

Financed by: Gutenberg Research College

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Former Research Projects
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Youth and Consumer Society

Director: Prof. Dr. Cornelia Schweppe
Research associates: Dr. Andrea Braun, Dipl. Päd. Natasa Kranz-Kuljic, Dipl. Päd. Nele Sieker
funded by: private foundation (2013-2015)

Youth and Debts

funded by: Ministry of Social Affairs, Work, Health and Demography, Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany) (2012-2015)
Director: Prof. Dr. Cornelia Schweppe
Research associates: Dipl. Päd. Vera Lanzen, Dr. Joachim Wenzel

Client Research in Children and Youth Services

Directors: Prof. Dr. Gunther Graßhoff and Prof. Dr. Cornelia Schweppe
Research associates: Laura Paul, Stéphanie-Aline Yeshurun
funded by: German Research Foundation (DFG) (2011-2014)

Transnationalism and Poverty

Project at the Research Cluster „Social Dependencies and Social Networks“ at the Universities Mainz and Trier, Germany
Research associates: Dipl. Päd., Dipl. Soz. Désirée Bender; Dipl. Päd. Tina Hollstein; Dipl. Päd. Lena Huber
funded by: Research Ministry Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany (2010-2013)

Transnational Family Care

Doctoral research group within the programme of the University of Mainz „PRO Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften”
funded by: University of Mainz, Germany (2009-2012)

Poverty and Migration

Project at the Research Cluster „Social Dependencies and Social Networks“ at the Universities Mainz and Trier, Germany
Research associates: Dipl. Päd., Dipl. Soz. Désirée Bender; Dipl. Päd. Tina Hollstein; Dipl. Päd. Lena Huber
funded by: Research Ministry Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany (2006-2009)

Director of the Research and Councelling Center “Debts and Overindebtedness” (Forschungs- und Dokumentationsstelle für Verbraucherinsolvenz und Schuldnerberatung – Schuldnerfachberatungszentrum (SFZ)

funded by: Ministry of Social Affairs, Work, Health and Demography, Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany) (2004-2015)