Why are we supporting this project?

Sustainability – what does it actually mean? Issues such as food and water shortages, climate change and ecocide are so closely intertwined on a global level that individual attempts to make a change appear minimal at best.

What are our goals?

The goal of Our Common Future is to give teachers and students the ability to actively discover the latest findings in sustainability research as well as how they can play an active role in implementing change. The projects are devised and carried out together with scientists and offer science-based answers to everyday issues like transportation, nutrition and the environment. At the same time, the students become acquainted with university courses related to sustainability.

How does the project work?

The Robert Bosch Stiftung provides up to three years of financial support for joint project ideas from teachers and scientists on the topic of sustainability. The projects should be carried out in conjunction with scientific research conducted by students, teachers, and scientists. Ideally, the project will result in the establishment of a long-term partnership between the scientific institutions and schools. In addition to the project funding, project teams will also be invited to a biannual nationwide conference.

Please note that we can only accept applications from German institutions.