Under the name Project Sustainability (formerly Werkstatt N), the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) together with the Regional Hubs for Sustainability Strategies (RENN) recognises 40 initiatives and projects every year that contribute to promoting sustainable development throughout the full breadth of society. Four projects (one project per RENN hub) that in the view of the jury have generated particularly strong momentum and have trailblazing character are further recognised as national transformation projects.
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 2019 can be found here.