Haus der Ideen

Festival for Good

The World Development Forum on Lake Constance to promote sustainable development

The 5 “P “s (People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, Partnership) are the main dimensions of sustainability covered in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN’s 2030 Agenda. Each goal has specific sub-goals (169 in total) that represent detailed steps towards achieving the SDGs.

The Festival for Good aims to identify good projects in line with the UN’s 2030 Agenda, and the initiators of the projects will be presented as part of the festival. The aim is to prepare the World Development Forum together with them and present the results at the forum.

The Festival for Good acts here with the background of spreading “good news” in order to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda and to give actors impulses to imitate and become active.

Simply good.

A platform for ideas worth emulating

Below we list "simply good" projects whose protagonists act in the spirit of the festival.
You are welcome to click through a selection of inspiration here


What goes with it

The building blocks of the festival

The Festival for Good aims to identify projects that work in line with the 17 SDGs of the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and, together with the stakeholders who are already implementing these projects today, continue to work towards solutions to the challenges of the future






17 SDG




Promotion of good and constructive news

Numerous positive events take place every day and everywhere. Constructive solutions for sustainable living in everyday life or new approaches to doing good for the environment and nature.

What ideas are there for efficient climate protection? Where can I get involved in society?

Simply good news and positive stories that encourage, motivate, inspire, brighten up your day – and combine all the other positive adjectives you can think of.


Africa is by far the fastest growing continent on earth.

Global warming will also present the African continent with further difficult challenges in terms of drought and crop failures in the coming years.

New circulation system 2+12

The “New circular system 2+12” research project aims to identify all food waste in the Lake Constance-Upper Swabia model region and distribute it within the partner network with the help of a digital platform.

The aim is to bring them back into the cycle quickly and freshly or to preserve them in various forms in a “Zero Food Waste Factory”.

The numbers 2 and 12 stand for the respective SDG goals.

SDG Goal 2
Zero hunger by 2030

SDG Goal 12
Halve food waste by 2030

Peace is essential

Development Goal 16 works towards a peaceful, just and inclusive society:

Peace and justice and strong institutions.

The 2030 Agenda states: “There can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development.”

Festival for Good

The festival is intended to strengthen cooperation among the participants – and to encourage others to follow suit by sharing positive news.

We want to use the coming years to prepare for the festival in such a way that we can put together a program that will help the participants with the content of their project work and strengthen them in their work by participating in the festival.

The festival, which will take place around Lake Constance, is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 22, 2025 (Earth Day,

From 22.04. to 30.04.2025, the following 8 building blocks (People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, Partnership, also known as the 5 P’s of Agenda 2030, as well as the topics Good News, How can we fight hunger by preserving food? and Africa) will be worked on.

The results will then be presented to global decision-makers at the World Development Forum, which is scheduled to take place from May 1 to 3, 2025.

Being strong together

The Agenda for Sustainable Development outlines an ambitious vision of the world that covers all areas of life and requires “bold transformative steps”.

Every state, every organization and every individual is called upon to show solidarity and to support and integrate the most vulnerable.

Human rights

By 2030, no one should suffer from hunger or poverty. All people should be able to realize their potential with equal rights and dignity.

Sufficient food, healthcare, access to clean water and sanitary facilities and access to high-quality education are essential for this.

Thinking about the future

Protecting and preserving our planet so that it can provide a good living environment for present and future generations is a core concern of the 2030 Agenda. Poor people in particular are disproportionately affected by the consequences of climate change.

Creating conditions for growth

By 2030, no one should suffer from hunger or poverty. All people should be able to reach their full potential on an equal basis and with dignity.

Sufficient food, health care, access to clean water and sanitation, and access to high-quality education are essential for this.