Regional Association of Rhineland
|coat of arms||Germany map|
|State :||North Rhine-Westphalia|
|Administrative headquarters :||Cologne|
|Area :||12,657 km² (as of Dec. 15, 2018)|
|Residents :||9,658,935 (as of June 30, 2018)|
|Population density :||745 inhabitants per km²|
|Structure:||12 districts ,
13 independent cities , city region Aachen
|Director:||Ulrike Lubek ( SPD )|
|Administration address:||Kennedy-Ufer 2
|Location of the regional association in North Rhine-Westphalia|
The Landschaftsverband Rheinland ( LVR ) is one of the two landscape associations in North Rhine-Westphalia formed in 1953 and a corporation under public law without territorial sovereignty in North Rhine-Westphalia with its seat in Cologne . As a higher local authority association, the LVR performs regional tasks within the framework of local self-government . The area of responsibility covers the northern part of the former Prussian Rhine province . In 1953, the LVR took over the facilities and tasks of the Provincial Association of the Rhine Province .
The Landschaftsverband Rheinland works as a municipal association with around 19,000 employees for the approximately 9.6 million people in the Rhineland.
The LVR fulfills tasks throughout the Rhineland in the field of disabled and youth welfare, in psychiatry and culture. It is the largest service provider for people with disabilities in Germany, operates 41 schools, ten clinics and three networks of curative educational aid as well as 19 museums and cultural institutions. He is committed to an inclusive society in all areas of life.
The LVR specifies “Quality for People” as its own leitmotif. Member bodies are the 13 independent cities and 12 districts in the Rhineland and the Aachen city region. They support and finance the LVR, the work of which is shaped by the Rhineland Regional Assembly with 124 members from the Rhenish municipalities.
Ulrike Lubek, a lawyer, has been at the head of the administration since November 1, 2010. Establishing the general principles of administration and the budget are the tasks of a parliamentary body, the Rhineland Regional Assembly .
Area of responsibility
The area of responsibility corresponds to the North Rhine part of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
In the north and west, North Rhine borders with the Netherlands , in the south-west with Belgium , in the south with Rhineland-Palatinate , in the east with Westphalia . The defining river of this part of the country is the Rhine , which flows through the area from south to north. The highest mountain is the White Stone ( ), Euskirchen district , Zitterwald / North Eifel .
The lower part of the coat of arms shows a river (the Rhine) on a green background in white / silver, which flows in a southeast-northwest direction, i.e. from bottom right to top left in the picture. In the upper part is the Prussian eagle looking to the right on a white background in black, gold and white with spread wings and spread claws. The colors black and white and the eagle itself symbolize the Prussian state, to which the Rhine provinces belonged.
The following 12 districts, 1 municipal association of a special kind and 13 independent cities are member bodies of the Rhineland Regional Council (as of May 9, 2011):
Circles (license plate)
- Düren (DN)
- Rhein-Erft district (BM)
- Euskirchen (EU)
- Heinsberg (HS)
- Kleve (KLE)
- Mettmann (ME)
- Rhine district Neuss (NE)
- Oberbergischer Kreis (GM)
- Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis (GL)
- Rhein-Sieg district (SU)
- Viersen (VIE)
- Wesel (WES)
Independent cities (license plates)
- Bonn (BN)
- Duisburg (DU)
- Dusseldorf (D)
- Food (E)
- Cologne (K)
- Krefeld (KR)
- Leverkusen (LEV)
- Moenchengladbach (MG)
- Mülheim an der Ruhr (MH)
- Oberhausen (OB)
- Remscheid (RS)
- Solingen (SG)
- Wuppertal (W)
Local associations of a special kind (license plates)
- City region Aachen (AC)
The official name is director of the landscape association , but country director is common as an abbreviation.
- 1954–1975: Udo Klausa
- 1975–1980: Helmut Czischke
- 1980–1987: Bert Fischbach
- 1987–1995: Dieter Fuchs
- 1995–2001: Ferdinand Esser
- 2001-2007: Udo Molsberger
- 2007–2010: Harry Voigtsberger
- 2010 – to date: Ulrike Lubek
- LVR-Industriemuseum (formerly: Rheinisches Industriemuseum ), with six locations.
- LVR Institute for Regional Studies and Regional History (formerly: Office for Rhenish Regional Studies ), Bonn.
- LVR Office for the Preservation of Monuments in the Rhineland , Brauweiler Abbey, Pulheim-Brauweiler.
- LVR-Landesmuseum Bonn (formerly: Rheinisches Landesmuseum ).
- LVR office for soil monument preservation in the Rhineland , Bonn, with branch offices in Xanten, Overath, Titz and Nideggen.
- LVR-Archäologischer Park Xanten (short: APX) and LVR-Römer-Museum, Xanten.
- LVR archive advice and training center (short: LVR-AFZ), Brauweiler Abbey, Pulheim-Brauweiler.
- Max Ernst Museum , Brühl.
- LVR-Berufskolleg (formerly: Rheinisch-Westfälisches Berufskolleg ), Bedburg-Hau and Düsseldorf.
- LVR School for Sick People (formerly: Rheinische Schule für Sickke ), Bedburg-Hau and Viersen.
- LVR-Förderschule (formerly Rheinische Förderschule ) with 40 locations.
- LVR center for media and education (formerly Medienzentrum Rheinland ).
- LVR-HPH network (formerly: curative education homes ) in Bedburg-Hau, Langenfeld and Viersen.
- Rhenish pension funds : processing of civil servants' pensions, salaries for civil servants and wages for employees.
- LVR open-air museums (formerly: Rheinische Freilichtmuseen ) in Mechernich-Kommern and Lindlar .
- LVR-Kulturhaus Landsynagoge Rödingen , Rödingen.
- LVR-Kulturzentrum Brauweiler Abbey, Brauweiler Abbey, Pulheim-Brauweiler.
- LVR-InfoKom (formerly: LVR Office for Information Processing and Communication Technology ). “InfoKom” is an initial word from information processing and communication technology.
- LVR clinics (formerly Rheinische Kliniken / Landeskrankenhaus ) in Bedburg-Hau , Bonn , Mönchengladbach , Düren , Düsseldorf , Essen , Cologne as well as Langenfeld and Viersen are specialist clinics for psychiatry, psychotherapy, neurology and orthopedics.
- rheinlandkultur (formerly: Rheinland-Verlag- und Betriebsgesellschaft mbh [RVBG] ) for the processing of commercial activities and visitor care in the LVR museums listed above.
The LVR awards the following honors:
- Rheinlandtaler , since 1976 to deserving citizens of the region and the neighboring countries
- Ring of honor of the Rhineland , since 2001 to personalities who have made a special contribution to the idea of local self-government
- LVR honorary award for social commitment , since 2006 to personalities who have worked in a special way for the needs of people who need support
- Paul Clemen Prize , since 1936 to young art historians who work on works and questions of art in the Rhineland
- Albert Steeger Prize , since 1956 for particularly qualified scientific work on topics of Rhenish cultural studies in the humanities as well as the natural sciences
- The area of the LVR in North Rhine-Westphalia. In: www.lvr.de . Landschaftsverband Rheinland, accessed on December 15, 2018 .
- Population in North Rhine-Westphalia. In: State Office for Information and Technology in North Rhine-Westphalia. State Statistical Office of North Rhine-Westphalia, June 30, 2018, accessed on December 15, 2018 .
- Christine Bayer: Landscape Assembly elects Anne Henk-Hollstein as chairman and confirms LVR director Ulrike Lubek in office. In: www.lvr.de . Landschaftsverband Rheinland, May 2, 2018, accessed on December 15, 2018 .
- Honors. LVR, accessed December 8, 2015 .