The Stuttgart Region is regularly involved in projects of the European Union, including the restoration of river landscapes, shifting freight transport from the road to the rail or making it easier for passengers to get into buses and trains. Participation in these EU projects not only secures funding but also generates a valuable exchange of experience and know-how. The focus areas of the projects are based on the central tasks of Verband Region Stuttgart and the Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation. In the end, this is also beneficial to the towns and municipalities in the Stuttgart Region. In recent years, both institutions have worked together with more than 500 partners in Europe.