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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 – and encourage them to tread new paths.

How can inclusive participation in the professional sphere be combined with the idea of a post-growth society? A project carried out by the Anthropoi Association is exploring sustainable forms and models based on the practice of anthroposophical social life.

A new outpatient care center at the University of Witten/Herdecke offers complementary medical care for the region.

When forgetfulness becomes an illness, the affected individuals are not the only ones who suffer. Dementia is a challenge for the entire family and social circle – especially if the affected person has a cognitive disability. A practical handbook published in 2018 offers employees, residents, and other interested parties information and practical, day-to-day strategies for handling dementia in this population.

From what grounds do the different organs of a flower develop - and what does Goethe have to do with it? A research project on the morphology of rose plants reveals remarkable similarities between modern biology and Goethe's ideas regarding the nature of plants.

With demographic change and the post-war baby boom generation heading into the last phase of life, death is becoming a more relevant topic for a large portion of society. Yet for many, confronting one’s own death is still a taboo. This is especially true for individuals with disabilities. The European Senior Academy (ESA) – with the support of the Software AG Foundation (SAGST) – aims to break this societal silence with its palliative care concept for individual care institutions.