The Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning (IRS), Erkner is a publicly funded research institute of the Leibniz Science Association, which specialises in urban and regional development. Its interdisciplinary research teams analyse and assess socio-economic, environmental and political developments and their management at a local and regional level. It has a long established track record of researching into, and advising stakeholders on European regionalisation and bordering, regional governance, cross-border place-making, space-related communication and image building, and other issues related to the social construction of space. It has worked within the ESPON network, contributing a series of original projects. IRS also coordinated the FP 6 border research project EUDIMENSIONS (2006-2009)The IRS brings to the proposed project four experienced project managers and researchers (see below), a back-up staff of ca. 25 researchers and 30 non-research staff as well as considerable administrative and considerable technical resources.


People in charge of the project:

Hans-Joachim Bürkner, mailto
Heidi Fichter-Wolf, mailto

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