Incorporation of a municipality into the village development program offers a lot of opportunities to obtain economic, environmental, social, structural, spatial and socio-cultural benefits and to preserve its region- and site-specific character. Nevertheless each community should continue to develop in terms of a sustainable living and working site with vital social and cultural activities. We support the village communities to bear the increasing challenges and demands of e.g. attracting tourists and encourage young people to stay which should be done preferably in mutual consultation with the surrounding communities.
Since many years we accompany communities in their village renewal and development processes. In the new programming period from 2014 there will be new challenges for the implementation of such processes. Although the particular requirements for village development are still in discussion in the federal state ministries, we already anticipate the expected innovative regulations as a guideline of our work.