The regional development in the region of “Steirisches Vulkanland” is a very successful process over several decades. The people itself create their own living space, which mean they have it in their own hand to present the region in a positive way und contribute the economic success. As an incentive for the citizens, current and socio-relevant issues are presented in the form of a vision. The people decide whether they pick up the vision as a development opportunity or not. Any activ-ities, which were set for the implementation of the vision, will be communicated to the outside to promote further examples. Due to the municipality structural reform, there had been large merg-ing processes in the region of “Steirisches Vulkanland”. Because of this process several municipali-ties of the region developed their own specific vision.My master thesis refers to the following topics:The region “Steirisches Vulkanland”, especially the activities in the region and their visionsThe municipality structural reform, from the beginning to the implementation with a de-tailed overlooking on the region “Steirisches Vulkanland”development opportunities based on the municipality structural reform with the focus on the visions of the municipality in the region “Steirisches Vulkanland”The research base is composed of subject-specific literature review, expert interviews with the mayors of municipalities with their own specific vision and an interview with a regional expert. A comprehensive literature review corroborated my geospatial and action-theoretical theories. Moreover there are comprehensive explanations about the region “Steirisches Vulkanland”, about the municipality structural reform process 2015 and about the theoretical background of the vision. My empirical research allows me to get a practical access to the development of visions and their activities, especially of my three research municipalities Fehring, Riegersburg and Straden.The municipalities developed different visions with various ways to implement them. The following activities will be set in my research municipalities:communication of the visionrealization of eventssign-boards to refer to the vision (not finished yet)Through holding on to the vision permanently and constant communication, its possible to imple-ment and transform the vision and vitalize the municipality.