Regions need clear analyses of the causes of change and individual strategies and projects to respond to them. Central challenges for the regions are, on the one hand, the opportunities and constraints presented by new technologies and, on the other, demographic change, which has diverse consequences for regional development in general and for the financial situation of local authorities in particular. The regions have noticeably less room to manoeuvre, but at the same time the challenges facing local authorities are becoming ever more complex.
A single local authority is no longer able to respond to many of these developments alone. As a result, regional cooperation is becoming more and more important in the search for common solutions to issues of sustainable regional development.
Those concerned with issues of regional development face questions such as:
DSN develops analyses and strategies, projects and dialogues to offer answers to these questions.