Swiss Confederation - Sustainable development incentive programme 2023-2024

Research and Transfer Service

Submission deadline: 15 September 2023

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the international reference framework for sustainable development and its implementation is also important at cantonal and municipal level.
The Federal Office for Territorial Development (ARE) provides initial support for cantonal, municipal and third-party projects with the aim of implementing the objectives and strategic directions of the Sustainable Development Strategy 2030.
This year's theme is Sustainable Living. This thematic focus potentially affects several Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda (SDGs) as well as the three SDS 2030 priority thematic areas 'Sustainable Consumption and Production', 'Climate, Energy and Biodiversity' and 'Equal Opportunities and Social Cohesion'.

The project must be:

  • Innovative
  • Contain an in-depth reflection on the inclusion of the three dimensions of sustainable development (ecological responsibility, social solidarity and economic capacity)
  • Long-term effects and takes into account the needs of future generations;
  • The link between the project and the 2030 Agenda must be clearly highlighted

Funding and duration
The maximum amount is 20.000 CHF. The federal contribution must not exceed 50 per cent of the project costs. Projects must start in early 2024 at the latest.


The applicant should register online and send the application form (attached file) at the following e-mail address: [email protected].

The application must provide the most complete picture of the project, while limiting itself to the essential aspects (max. 8 pages plus annexes).  

For further information, you can visit the website  and contact Lisa Parolini.