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News Overview 2016

A Fresh Breeze in the East

They deal with the subject of dementia, they make appearances on regional and local TV stations, and take musical theater to retirement homes and schools - with their unconventional ideas, committed individuals from Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-West Pommerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thüringen are trying to improve the quality of life in their communities.

Twenty new citizen projects have now been added to the Land Reclaimers - Shaping the Future Locally support program, with each receiving up to 50,000 euros for the local implementation of their ideas over the next two years.

"We are convinced that, to actively shape change, people are needed who can dream, develop ideas, and - in the process - try out unconventional methods and make advancements," says Uta-Micaela Dürig, Chief Executive Officer of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
 

Handbook Puts 50 Innovative Citizen Projects on Display

Since 2013, a total of more than 50 initiatives have received funding. The handbook of land reclaimers paints the picture of the funded projects from 2013 to 2019. In an interview, those responsible for the projects take stock and provide some insight into what the future has in store for the land reclaimers.

Robert Bosch Stiftung  Handbook Land Reclaimers - Shaping the Future Locally  Read and recommend

First Participants in the New Think Tank

The land reclaimers take it one step further in the new think tank. The objective of the think tank is to bring together the experiences of the land reclaimers, to make them visible, and to convert them to systematic solution methodologies.

As part of three research projects, participants will work for six months on problems such as how to improve follow-up financing or collaboration with community authorities. The results will be presented in October 2017.