We see social transformation in the light of the manifold relationships between people and stakeholders. ÖAR supports you in the sustainable development of your place and region.
Regional strategies, programs and governance
We facilitate and document your strategy processes, help design your funding and development programs and support the (self-regulating) coordination of all parties involved ("governance").
We support companies and destinations in strategy development, value chain development and quality assurance. Use our special know-how in the fields of hiking and cycling tourism, eco-mobility, tourism in protected areas, barrier-free tourism, etc.
We advise you on project development, the drafting of business models and funding applications. We advise tourism enterprises and provide accreditation audits for sustainability certificates (e.g. environmental labels for tourism, GreenGlobeCertification).
Urban and village development
We support local urban and rural development and offer thematic expertise in citizen participation processes, vacancy management, demographic change, integration of new residents and intergenerational cohesion.
Regional economic development
We advise you on concepts and projects to strengthen the regional economy with a focus on innovation, SMEs, sustainability and networking, harnessing the territorial potential and involving people and stakeholders.
We support you in drawing up and revising development concepts according to the European Sustainability and Biodiversity Strategy. We make provision for soft mobility, design and evaluate the management of protected areas such as Nature Parks, National Parks and Biosphere Reserves as well as we promote cross-border cooperation and networking between protected areas.
Regional participation processes, participation
In the pursuit of their own interests, local and regional stakeholders provide their perspectives for strategy and planning processes. The goals of individual and common well-being are inextricably connected, relying on the same limited resources. We design and accompany participation and cooperation processes to achieve the best possible outcome for all.
We support you, as our clients and partners in politics, administration, business and civil society, in your quest for sustainable solutions in your specific spatial and functional context.