Institute for Rural Development Research

Institute for Rural Development Research (IfLS)

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Joint projects for sustainability: steering groups in action!

In the municipality of Deidesheim on 5 October 2023 and in the city of Speyer as part of the Sustainable Speyer round table on 27 September 2023, the...

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A visit to the intergenerational railway station in Erlau

From 11-16 September 2023, our project team member Oliver Müller was a guest at the Erlau intergenerational railway station (Generationenbahnhof) in...

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Systemic circular economy holds great potential for rural areas

On 6 and 7 September, the conference "Keep turning! Systemic Circular Economy as a Driver of Rural Development" took place with over 100 participants....

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Chickens, trees, fun and "Agroforce" - a colourful mix at the Agroforest field day in Rettmer

Innovative mixed land use systems are often complex and sometimes break with existing conventions, making communication all the more important. The MI...

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"Tag der Dritten Orte": Cultural institutions present their programme and services

On 12 August 2023, the "Tag der Dritten Orte" ("Third Place Day") in North Rhine-Westphalia, cultural institutions throughout the state presented...

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Spirit of optimism in the Swabian Donaumoos

Peatland must be wet! However, since this requires large-scale action and a shift in mindset, there is a great need for discussion. Therefore, the ArG...

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Successful final event for the preparation of the nature park plan in the Kellerwald-Edersee Nature Park

After one and a half years, the preparation of the nature park plan for the Kellerwald-Edersee Nature Park came to a successful ending on 18 July 2023...

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Journal article on the requirements of digital participation in rural regional development

The journal "Communications - The European Journal of Communication Research" has published an article from the recently completed research project...

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Workshops on future visions for dairy production promoting biodiversity

In order for dairy farms to maintain an ecologically necessary minimum amount of species-rich farmland, as well as to expand species-rich farmland and...

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Group workshops in the Global Sustainable Community project: Finalisation of goals and project development of the municipal sustainability strategies

Within the framework of the project "Globally Sustainable Municipality", group workshops were held in each of the three participating municipalities...

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