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Institute for Regional Development

Institute for Regional Development

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Promoting social justice, supportive and resilient communities and increasing environmentally friendly mindsets is the goal of our transformation research at our Institute. By fostering relationships with the people in South Tyrol's valleys and other mountain regions and endowing citizens with responsibilities as our co-researchers, local knowledge and science combine to shape the future in a sustainable way.

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1st World Agritourism Congress 2018© Eurac Research
Shepherdesses in the Alps© Lifestockprotect Project
Mountain areas© Krivec Ales | Pexels

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Staff members
5 with a PhD degree
Ongoing projects
18 of them with international partners
Journal publications
Presentations at scientific conferences
Contributions to thematic blogs

Data Activity Report 2021/2022

Research Groups

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Rural Resources

In rural areas there is still great potential to use material and immaterial resources sustainably. To this end, we are working with local people to develop ...

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Human - Environmental Interactions

Human-environmental interactions can be defined as interactions between the human social system and the ecosystem. These interactions show how humans adapt to ...

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Space and Society

Our world is facing a series of unprecedented crises that relates to our economy, environment, climate and way of living. Our task is to accelerate the ...

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News & Events

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Biodiversity of cultivated species in the Puster Valley

Duration: December 2020 - October 2022Funding: Italy-Austria 2014-2020 (EUTC / EU ...

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Institute's Projects

MAGAZINE Science Stories that Inspire


Cooperation key to overcoming threats in the Carpathians

The Carpathians are a center of biodiversity in Europe. And although they contain a vast amount of natural and cultural heritage, human impacts are threatening the region. ...

27 January 2022regionalstories

Youth and mountains: a peak of attractiveness?

Blandine Camus

L’abitare migrante

Un tavolo di discussione per mappare problemi e soluzioni possibili


Thomas Philipp Streifeneder

Head of Institute

Institute for Regional Development

Viale Druso 1 39100 Bolzano Italy

T 003 550 1740 93+


ude.carue.cep@tnempoleved.lanoiger (PEC)

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Eurac Research is a private research center based in Bolzano (South Tyrol) with researchers from a wide variety of scientific fields who come from all over the globe. Together, through scientific knowledge and research, they share the goal of shaping the future.

What we do

Our research addresses the greatest challenges facing us in the future: people need health, energy, well-functioning political and social systems and an intact environment. These are complex questions, and we are seeking the answers in the interaction between many different disciplines. In so doing, our research work embraces three major themes: regions fit for living in, diversity as a life-enhancing feature, a healthy society.

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