A Study of Regional Cooperation for Tonglu Circle--Taking Experiences from Germany(1/2)

Project Details


The EU places emphasis on the endogenous development logic in its rural development and the United States has adopted the Market Competitiveness model. The EU model is more congruous with our national conditions compared to that of the United States. Therefore, this sub-project will use the "endogenous development" model as the analysis subject. Since the emphasis is on the endogenous context, associations formed based on the collective consciousness of the citizens should be the starting point of exploration. The main objective of this study is based on regional cooperation as the blueprint to explore the core concerns such as the current domestic status and to understand the rural development in Germany for the past two decades. This study will summarize the rural development problems experienced by the 9 communities that received the Hakka Tongluo Circle rural regeneration subsidies. The goal is to explore 2 topics: 1. Investigate the types of cooperation between the local citizen groups and the government as well as the direction for future actions. 2. Suggest using Germany's DORV Zentrum Jülich-Barmen (Dinestleistungen und Ortsnahe Rundum-Versorgung) case example as reference for the government to consider establishing a Tongluo Circle regional cooperation organization in the future. In general, This project aims to practically propose a policy direction for the nation based on 3 regional cooperation categories: organization, content, and procedure. In practice, we will endeavor to propose the directions of concepts based on the organization, connotation, and procedure aspect. In theory, we will summarize the domestic rural development models and compare them with the foreign experiences in order to highlight the particularitiesof Taiwan.
Effective start/end date1/01/1931/12/19

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • Rural Development
  • Regional Cooperation
  • Bottom-Up
  • Civil Society


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