Querfeldein specialises in cross-disciplinary research and consulting in programme design, programme evaluation and policy advising. The German word ‘querfeldein’ translates as ‘exploring terrain off the beaten track’. It stands for our inter-disciplinary, even unconventional, strategy of combining methods from social sciences, environmental sciences, spatial planning and other disciplines for approaching research tasks.

Querfeldein works in collaboration with partner institutions across Europe on projects commissioned by EU-funded programmes, European institutions and regional authorities, and on research projects funded through EU research programmes.