In our view, sustainable regional development is characterised by economically, socially and ecologically balanced development that integrates the most diverse needs and demands of people and the environment in rural areas.
Our work focuses on the development and implementation of strategies to promote sustainable regional development and regional value chains. We are active in the central fields of tourism and economic development, demographic change and services of general interest or the marketing of regional products. The focus of our work is on the transfer of scientific findings into consulting practice so that our clients can benefit promptly from the latest research results.
We support the sustainable development of regions in particular through the development of regional development strategies, concepts and innovative projects within the framework of regional participation processes, the evaluation of corresponding approaches and innovative pilot projects. We advise regional management on organisational development, control and success monitoring, or execute regional management ourselves.
Contact person at IfLS: Dr. Ulrich Gehrlein (gehrlein[at]ifls.de, +49 (0) 69/9726683-17)