We aim to create improved structural conditions in Lusatia that promote sustainable investment, start-ups and the competitiveness and innovative capacity of businesses.
Zukunftswerkstatt Lausitz places the focus for the first time on the trans-regional development process for the communal municipalities of Lusatia in Brandenburg and Saxony.
Our joint project represents a key instrument for combining the different interests and starting points of various actors from business, science, culture, politics and civil society in the coming structural change and developing sustainable strategies in the structural change in Lusatia. Zukunftswerkstatt Lausitz is a project of Wirtschaftsregion Lausitz GmbH.
Our intention by the end of 2020 is to promote five key future topics amongst businesses, associations, experts, scientists, trade unions and representatives of civil society.
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One region, one mission statement
Although Lusatia is four times the size of Saarland, its population density of 99 inhabitants per square kilometre means it is well below the German average (230 inhabitants/ km²). More than 1.1 million people live in the region's 235 municipalities. Our goal is to develop a common vision for the different starting points, interests and goals of the various social groups and districts.
We intend to develop strategic concepts for the entire region that stretches from Zittau to Königs Wusterhausen and Mühlberg/Elbe to Görlitz and prepare practical and exemplary measures.
An integral part of our project will include the development of a common vision for the region.
Future topics and projects
We intend to contribute to Lusatia becoming an innovative region and strengthen the perception of the region as an attractive area to live in.
We have identified five future topics for Zukunftswerkstatt Lausitz to achieve these goals. The fields of action here are:
Energy efficiency, renewable energies, advanced storage systems, sector coupling and the secure supply of electricity at competitive prices will play an increasingly important role in the future. We intend to show the potential that exists in this area for and in Lusatia.
We intend to create the requirements for attractive living conditions and promote new settlements with a trans-regional mobility strategy, various model projects and considerations on comprehensive digital coverage.
The scenic variety, cultural features and untouched nature that abound in Lusatia make the region a very interesting destination for tourists. In this respect, we will be reflecting on the development of sustainable tourism types that are close to nature.
In the area of sustainable regional development, we intend to focus on the topics that address infrastructure and land development. We will use unconventional instruments and new concepts to create incentives to settle in the region and also promote networking between experts.
Lusatia is much more than just a geographical reference. The region combines diverse scenic landscapes, a naturally historical culture, an industry in transformation and people who are proud of their native region.
What we want to do is focus on the common strengths and promote the perception of the region as a whole. But what does the future of Lusatia look like?
A region in transition
In view of the federal government's climate protection goals and the ongoing withdrawal from brown coal, numerous challenges can be seen to be emerging for the region. Commissioned by the municipalities in Lusatia, as Zukunftswerkstatt Lausitz, we develop solutions and precedent-setting strategies for sustainable structural change in the region.
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