Partnerships and Networks

The IOER cooperates closely with numerous partners in the field of spatial research and related disciplines, both in Germany and elsewhere, and is a member of many networks. The institute's aims are to increase the fund of scientific knowledge, to allow comparative research, to exchange expertise and research results and thereby exploit synergies.

National Level

  • IOER is a participant in the DRESDEN-concept and the German Excellence Initiative.
  • Leading strategic partners of the IOER are the various institutes of the Leibniz Association involved in spatial research (Leibniz R).
  • In addition to partners directly involved in spatial research, the IOER also collaborates closely with other Leibniz Institutes.

European and international level

Membership of Networks and Initiatives

The IOER is an active member in various national and international networks, including:

  • Spatial Research Network of the Leibniz Association (5R-Netzwerk)
  • Network of Spatial Research and Planning Institutes in Central and Eastern Europe (
  • Regional Studies Association (RSA)

  • Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP)

  • European Network for Housing Research (ENHR)

  • European Urban Research Association (EURA)
  • International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE), AG "Landschaftsstruktur"
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