Grounded in firm understanding of application-oriented research, IÖB systematically combines theory, empirical research, development and testing in its research and development projects.


1x1 of the economy

"1x1 of the economy" is an annual public summer lecture series for interested citizens on current economic policy topics, held in the garden of the IÖB.

An education for sustainable development based on behavioral economics

Influences on sustainable consumption decisions of students are researched and teaching materials from the fields of debiasing and nudging are developed.

An education for sustainable development based on behavioral economics

Influences on sustainable consumption decisions of students are researched and teaching materials from the areas of debiasing and nudging are developed.

Career dual training

The project aims to promote career guidance and practical contacts between schools and training companies in order to support young people's personal career choices and broaden perspectives around dual training.

Discourses on the future: "Consumers between demands and excessive demands"

A project for individually oriented strengthening of consumer competences for more resilience.

econo=me competition

This Germany-wide competition for school children puts fundamental questions of economic activity and financial literary in the spotlight.

Economic Education in Germany

Seeking to embed Economic Education in Germany, this project is developing an online platform which shall present data to the general public.

Economic Researcher! (WiFo!)

This programme involves students dealing with issues in the dynamic space between business, ethics and digitization in a problem-oriented way.

Economic.researchers! - Model Region Regio Southwest

The aim of the model region is the systematic integration of business ethics content into the regular teaching of general secondary schools in the subject "Business / Career and Study Orientation" (WBS) in the administrative district of Tübingen.

Entrepreneurship in everyday school life in Jordan (EISAJ)

The project conveys the basics of entrepreneurial thinking and actions as well as general Economic Education to Jordanian teachers.

Future of the sea - More future

The project supports teachers in delivering lessons on structures of the economic region and the training courses and offers on the job market in the JadeBay region.

Inflation explained in an understandable way

Empirically based development of language-sensitive teaching materials for students at lower secondary level of non-high school types.

IT goes to school

This project aims to improve IT career guidance with the help of structured internships. It is aimed at young people and IT companies in the north-western part of Lower Saxony in Germany.

Maritime Economy and Logistics (MarWiLo)

Drawing on the areas of maritime economy, shipping and logistics, this project promotes communication of economic relationships and career guidance for youngsters.

Marketing Digitally

The project supports young, disadvantaged entrepreneurs to improve their digital marketing skills. This new field of development is currently being focussed upon by the EU.

Perspective " Professional self-employment"

The project combines the vocational option of self-employment with career guidance at school.

Perspectives in Northwest Germany: Healthcare sector and professions

Provisions supporting career guidance of young people in the northwest region of Lower Saxony supplements the emphasis placed on the healthcare sector.

Perspectives of working independently

The project integrates the professional option of self-employment into school career guidance.


Testing of a modern, practice-oriented business education with regional relations.

Startup.Niedersachsen – Entrepreneurship Education at schools in Lower Saxony

As part of the Startup.Niedersachsen initiative, the IÖB is realizing offers for the systematic implementation of entrepreneurship education in the regular lessons of general schools.

Summer Camp Economy

The "Summer Camp Economy" offers high school students five days of exciting practical contacts with prominent regional companies, combined with interesting input and discussion phases by the IÖB.

Teaching economics with digital experiments (WiDiX)

As part of a competence center for digital and digitally supported teaching funded by the BMBF, this subproject tests educational measures for teachers on the use of digital economic experiments.


Uniquely combining business, values and sport, this training programme makes entry into the world of work easier for young people.

wigy e. V.

wigy is committed to establishing Economic Education, appealing to various actors and stakeholders. An extensive online pool of materials is part of the course provisions on offer.

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