Ostwestfalen-Lippe lebt seit vielen Jahren das Prinzip des gemeinsamen Handelns und der gegenseitigen Unterstützung. Das beginnt bereits mit der Varus Schlacht und setzt sich auch heute weiter fort.
The region with its diverse history was particularly thriving on the textile and furniture industries in the 19th and 20th centuries and had to reinvent itself since the 1980s - just like the Ruhr area. That is why the networking of various institutions and organizations in OWL is still a tradition today. As early as 1993, the OWL GmbH was founded. It is an important platform for cooperation in the region.
The idea of regional networking then also moved the minds of the city, district, (vocational) schools and university at the Lemgo site in Lippe - a district with rural structures and an attractive educational and scientific landscape.