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Factsheet for measure DE-1995-1/2556 – measures in Germany

Regional monitoring of structural developments

Regionaler Strukturbericht

Country Germany , applies regionally

Time period Open ended, started on 01 January 1995
Context Restructuring Support Instruments
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Changes of management approach
Author Birgit Kraemer (Hans Boeckler Foundation) and Eurofound
Measure added 23 June 2022 (updated 07 November 2022)

Background information

Various monitors of regional economic development exist. This monitor covers data from region Stuttgart (Baden-Württemberg, Germany). The Stuttgart monitor is an exceptional case: it reports sectoral and economic developments and was launched by a network comprised of local authorities, the German Metalworkers' Federation, the Chamber of Commerce/Crafts and the Institute for Market-Oriented Management ( Institut für Marktorientierte Unternehmensführung, IMU).

Content of measure

The annual regional report for Stuttgart analyses sectoral and employment developments and gives suggestions for strategic planning. Office. The monitor established itself as a business helping tool. It has existed since 1995. 'Stuttgart Monitor' is published every second year covering different themes over the years, such as investment (2015), digital change (2017) and mobility services (2019). It provides detailed and current information about regional economic processes. Monitoring activities are mainly based on administrative data, for example data provided by the Federal Statistical

Another monitoring activity on the economic, educational and social development of 11 metropolitan regions is published by the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development, together with the Initiative of Metropolitan Regions (IMK). Reports are published on the IMKs homepage.

Use of measure


Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Applies to all businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Trade unions
Local / regional government
Public employment service
Regional funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Consulted Consulted
Form Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Social partners jointly
  • Main level of involvement: Regional or local level


The Stuttgart monitor was launched at the regional level. Editors of the publication are local authorities (Verband Region Stuttgart), the local German Metalworkers' Union, the local chambers of commerce as well as the local chamber of crafts and the Institute for Market-Oriented Management ( Institut für Marktorientierte Unternehmensführung, IMU).

Views and reactions

Social partners not only support the regional research but also form the editor team for the annual publication.



Eurofound (2022), Regional monitoring of structural developments, measure DE-1995-1/2556 (measures in Germany), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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