Governance and cooperation
Governance and cooperation are cross-cutting issues that are important for many topics such as agricultural policy, sustainable land use and regional development. We consider the different governance mechanisms of governmental and non-governmental organisations and their interaction.
Cooperation between different actors is necessary in order to achieve the goal of sustainable development. Due to the various interests of the participants, cooperation is not always easy. However, there is a wide range of instruments available to support cooperation processes.
In the field of governance and cooperation we provide both research and consultancy. Essential scientific questions are the design and impact of multi-level governance approaches in the field of rural development, or factors of success for the cooperation of different actors in agricultural innovation processes.