STEIERMARK - AUSTRIA
Eisenerz is an Austrian municipality in the Land of Styria, not far from Graz. It has just over 4,000 inhabitants and is located along the Steirische Eisenstrasse (Styrian iron road), a communication route that connects Steyr (Oberösterreich) to Traboch (Steiermark), near Leoben.
Iron has been quarried in this part of Europe since the Middle Ages and the Erzberg (1,466 m) which stands out in front of those who travel from Hieflau to Eisenerz, bears witness to this.
MAIN RESEARCH RESULTS
Observing the social and economic well-being of local communities can be an effective tool for describing the transitions taking place in the present and the directions the future may take.