Pilot project

We provide, support and do research on the development and implementation of model projects in rural areas. The focus is always on central regional issues and the transferability of findings to other thematic fields. Regional solution strategies are designed, innovative approaches are developed and tested. The experience gained from the model projects flow directly into our consulting services, expertises or specialist events.

Our clients are federal ministries or subordinate institutions as well as regional authorities and organisations.


Projects in the thematic field

Climate change and renewable energies

Integrated urban-rural concept for the production of activated carbon and energy sources from residual biomass – CoAct

Within the framework of the "CoAct" project, the realization of a plant for the conversion of residual biomass into activated carbon and fuels is being examined. In addition to the technical process, the economic and ecological effects and...

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Bioenergy Region Central Hesse – BERM 2.0

In the second programme period (2012-2015) funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, activities of the Bioenergy Regions from the first period were developed further and focused. Practical testing and realization of promoting...

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Network management for the ‘Mittelhessen Bio-energy Region’

In cooperation with the Mittelhessen Climate Protection and Energy Agency (Klimaschutz- und Energieagentur Mittelhessen – KEM) and the department for rural areas (ALR) of the Vogelsberg County, starting in June 2009 the IfLS contributes to the...

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Rural areas

Preparatory Action on Smart Rural Areas in the 21st Century – Smart Rural 21

'Smart villages' in the context of the Smart Rural 21 project are understood as rural areas and communities which - building on their strengths and challenges - follow a development and innovation process based on participation and cooperation....

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Regional development

Action programme for securing regional services for the public

The ‘Regional Services for the Public Action Programme’ has been launched by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS) as a part of the ‘Rural Infrastructure Initiative’. Within the framework of this spatial planning...

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Programme to secure regional public services

As part of the "Rural Infrastructure Initiative", the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs has launched the "Regional Services of General Interest Action Programme". 21 rural regions will receive financial and technical support...

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Regional products for quality food procurement in all-day schools – FrankFOOD

Until the year 2007, 10.000 new all-day schools will be established in the course of the reorganisation of the German education landscape. In order to allow for pupils and teachers to experience a successful day at school healthy snacks and lunch are...

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