Social, Economic and Cultural Aspects in the Dynamic Changing Process of Old Industrial Regions

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Karl Eckart, Sibylle Ehrke, Harald Krähe, Ingrid Eckart-Müller with Contributions by Jiri Mezulánik and Ivo Veselý

Ruhr District (Germany), Upper Silesia (Poland), Ostrava Region (Czech Republic)

ISBN 978-3-8258-6784-6
Band-Nr. 1
Jahr 2003
Seiten 432
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Regionen in Europa / European Regions

Artikelnummer: 978-3-8258-6784-6 Kategorien: ,


In the old industrial regions of the Ruhr District
(Germany), Upper Silesia (Poland) and the Ostrava Region
(Czech Republic), coal as well as iron and steel have been
the economic basis for many decades. In the Ruhr District
important changes already started at the end of the 1950s.
In Upper Silesia and in the Ostrava Region, however, these
processes started at the end of the 1980s together with the
transformation of the economic and social system in these
countries. Because of high unemployment, steps are taken to
modernize the economy and to retrain employees. All three
regions cannot develop out of their own strength, but there
are programmes in order to support this process.