Submitted by: Regionalmanagement Oststeiermark
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Energy Region Eastern Styria
By 2015 the five districts of Eastern Styria will become the European model region for renewable energy and energy efficiency, the Energy Region Eastern Styria. Through the basic approach of Integrated Area Development, renewable energy will be coordinated, combined and integrated with other significant topics in the region (tourism, agriculture, economy, education, women, employment, qualification, research, etc.). Working structures will be developed and implemented that base on the principles of interdisciplinarity, coordination and separation of liability. Strategic public relations aims to sensitize target groups as well as the masses. The content-related implementation of the project goals occurs through progressive inclusion of subpartners from the region and through the possibility for communities to participate.