The ILS is a founding member of the Johannes-Rau-Forschungsgemeinschaft (JRF). The close link between basic and applied research and the aim to do inter- and transdisciplinary research in order to gain knowledge about current social issues and challenges in active dialogue with policy-makers, practitioners and the public are of special concern for the Johanne-Rau-Forschungsgemeinschaft and the ILS.
In addition, the ILS is actively involved in interdisciplinary activities at a regional level. In this context, particular attention is paid to the Ruhr area as an (inter)national reference area for post-industrial urban spaces and structural change.
Regionale Fach- und Vernetzungsplattformen: