Current topics of the RE@FU study

Which factors contribute to favorable resilience trajectories? Which factors contribute to the onset and course of mental disorders?

Resilience is an outcome which describes how individuals affected by critical life events such as flight, death of a loved one, natural disasters act and react in life. Accordingly, resilience is a resource for life and integration.

In RE@FU we will

  1. set up round tables to understand better perceptions of resilience of individuals living in the North- West of Germany
  2. conduct a representative longitudinal study in the region based on popualtion registries
  3. collect life stories on favorable and non favorable resilience trajectories
  4. set up a homepage to inform about the project progress.

If you are interested in participating in the round tables, please contact the RE@FU team (refu|at|

May 30th, 2017, the first RE@FU meeting will take place at the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer in Emden. This meeting will bring together the research team with representatives of the city of Emden and main stakeholders in the region.

The RE@FU project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE).


Foto Frau Prof. Dr. Jutta Lindert

Prof. Dr. Jutta Lindert
Project Director

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The RE@FU project is sponsored by the European Regional Development Fund and by the Federal State of Lower Saxony.

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