This work deals primarily with the recultivation of post-mining regions, therefore, a close look is taken at the good practice example Eden Project in Cornwall, UK. The overall aim is to find a way to implement a project similar to an international role model project in Austria, taking into account the basic regional conditions. Consequently, new perspectives are highlighted which can be seen as an innovative approach in regional development. The Eden Project is analysed in order to show its success and to indicate how a post-mining region can be enriched by a single project. Furthermore, the work focuses on the systemic approach of the investigation object, with the application of an impact analysis. Consequently, the guidelines for a successful project implementation, which are applicable worldwide, were identified and defined. Afterwards, the emphasis lies on the region Eisenerz in Austria, which is analysed through an application of a systemic approach. A new bridge model was developed in order to display the relevance of previously defined factors for a project implementation in a post-mining area.