The University of Vechta focusses on key issues for the future of society: education, aging, social and cultural change and the rural setting generate exciting research and teaching opportunities. Three research centres will contribute to the LIKE! project:
- transformational processes in land use (Geography, Institut für Strukturforschung und Planung in agrarischen Intensivgebieten)
- interpersonal& systemic trust/mistrust, loyalty & social responsibility in organisations (Centre for Trust Research)
- behavioural and experimental economic research in the (social) service sector (Management of Social Services)
The UoV will be the academic partner in the LIKE! project. Together with the University of Groningen, it will provide an academic-based advice to all partners and workpackages. We will also help to develop new methodologies to improve the relationship between administrations and the civic society. In addition, UoV will secure an interdisciplinary approach by linking the aspects of the valuation of spaces, trust/ mistrust as well as behavioural determinants of interparty conflicts and negotiations within the municipalities.