Promotion of civil society initiatives for sustainable development in the area of culture

Council for Sustainable Development, appointed by the German Federal Government Resources
Key objectives of the measure:

Strengthening a cultural form of interaction with the environment and with shaping social cohesion and economic activity; annually identifying and honouring 100 innovative initiatives and cultural projects that point the way towards a sustainable society

Scope of the measure:
Local, Regional, National
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

“Werkstatt-N”: Quality certification of the Council for Sustainable Development (RNE), since 2011

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

- Annually awarding the “Werkstatt N-Projekt” or “Werkstatt N-Impuls” seal for a period of one year to 100 innovative initiatives and cultural projects (see
- Enabling the initiatives to have access to networks, offering increased public attention, providing opportunities for dialogue, promoting acquisition of supporters, presenting the projects at the national conference of the Council for Sustainable Development

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

More than 68 projects recognised in the category of art and culture since 2011
Council for Sustainable Development advises the Federal Government, contributes to the further development of the national sustainability strategy through recommendations regarding targets and indicators (see above), recommends projects to implement this strategy and promotes public dialogue on sustainability issues. “Werkstatt N” is one result of this.