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Project Insights

The goal of our public relations work is to make our current activities and exemplary projects more visible. That’s why the people and initiatives that we support take center stage, both in our print publications and on our website. Lighthouse projects both large and small are given a special place.

Here, we provide short updates that reveal current happenings among our projects. In addition, we present in-depth reports and interviews that create a vivid picture of the initiatives that our foundation is privileged to enable and support.

To make this possible, our public relations team visits many of the projects together with the responsible project managers and gets to know the organizations and people on location.

We hope that these reports, in text and image, help to orient engaged individuals regarding possible support from the Software AG Foundation (SAGST) – and encourage them to tread new paths.


Visitors in front of one building at the village project

In the diverse cultural landscape of Western Pomerania in north-west Poland, the village project Juchowo-Radacz-Kądzielnia was organized in 2001 by the Stanisław Karlowski Foundation. There, a number of families from Central and Western Europe, with a great deal of pioneer spirit and competence, worked together with Polish workers to build a farm which operates according to the principles of biodynamic farming.


Children acting on a stage

In Germany, educational success and cultural and social participation remain closely tied to background and origin. Developmental opportunities for children and teens vary widely; often, poverty and a lack of resources result in limited opportunities for participation. This is where the theatre laboratory in Bielefeld, with its project “My World - Our World - Bielefeld”, comes into play. It is primarily aimed at disadvantaged children and youth from Bielefeld, both with and without disabilities.


Youths at information day "Market of Possibilities" at University of Witten-Herdecke

The University of Witten-Herdecke is the first private, state-recognized university in Germany. The university is founded on the conviction that education should be free and autonomous - an ideal that the university's founders considered to be insufficiently implemented at the state universities in the late 1970s and which they decided to realize independently. In 1982 the university received state recognition.


Microscopic picture of grape juice

Among national and international wine growers, an interesting development has taken place in recent years. Numerous wineries, including many that specialise in the production of premium wines, are transitioning from conventional to biodynamic wine growing. Over the course of time, it has become clear that biodynamic methods have a very positive impact on wine quality.


Picture of Campus two at Alanus University

Alanus University, located near Bonn, is a privately run, state-recognized school for the arts and sciences offering university-level degree programs. In addition to visual and performing arts, the school offers programs in art therapy, architecture, education science and business administration. This combination makes the university a place where artistic education enters into fruitful dialogue with science and research.