Under the name Project Sustainability (formerly Werkstatt N), until 2017 the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) recognised initiatives and projects that contribute to promoting sustainable development throughout the full breadth of society. In doing so, it established a quality seal via which projects and initiatives for sustainable development in all its diverse forms are honoured and given enhanced visibility. Since 2018 the four RENN hubs have been continuing this process, supported by the RNE as a strong partner at their side. The award winners from 2020 can be found here (only in German).
The respective annual focal topics take up key societal challenges that are currently of particular importance in the work of the RENN. The aim is to boost awareness for the topics at a regional level, embed them and via networking to encourage further offers.
The Project Sustainability award stands for innovation and effective engagement on behalf of sustainable development. The award provides access to an attractive regional and national network, heightened public awareness as well as the opportunity to shape public discourse and gain sponsors.
Furthermore, each project honoured currently receives 1,000 euros in prize money.
The award winners from 2020 can be found here (only in German).