Lecture Practice of Regional Policy in Austria

In regional policy and spatial development, the following priorities are pursued by the federal, state and local governments:

– Strengthening the knowledge base and innovative power of companies, research and training institutions
– Facilitating regional, national, cross-border and internationally oriented economic activities
– Increasing resource and energy efficiency, especially the use of renewable energies and new technologies
– Measures to adapt to climate change
– Strengthening rural areas (e.g. regional products, quality of life, mobility, etc.)
– Urban-urban cooperation, etc.

These regional policy priorities will be presented and discussed on the basis of practical examples. In addition to input from the course instructor, the focus is on the joint development of the content.


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