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Center for Planning and Development of Social Services (ZPE – University of Siegen)

Centre for Planning and Evaluation of Social Services (ZPE), University of Siegen, Germany: The ZPE is an interdisciplinary scientific unit at the University of Siegen. The research centre aims at bridging the gap between theory development and the development and implementation of conceptual and practical approaches. ZPE activities include systematic theory development, applied research, evaluation and consultancy services in the field of social services, rehabilitation, non-formal education and health care. ZPE’s interdisciplinary approach is supported by the internal cooperation of scientists from different disciplines, including social work, educational sciences, sociology, social policy, architecture and urban planning ( ).