Call for the "Our village has a future" competition 2024 - 2026

Registration for the district decision possible until April 30, 2024 Every Börde village has special features and potential that make our region so attractive and contribute to an attractive rural life. The Börde district is calling for participation in the district decision in the "Our village has a future" competition. Interested village communities can show how they make their rural life attractive with commitment and ingenuity and work on new goals to continuously improve village life.

All villages taking part in the competition can look forward to an awards ceremony and financial recognition. The state is providing a total of EUR 100,000 for all participants in the district competitions in Saxony-Anhalt. The winning village also qualifies to take part in the Saxony-Anhalt 2025 state competition.

Who can take part? Participation is open to spatially closed towns, villages or districts with a predominantly village character as well as neighboring villages with a maximum of 3,000 inhabitants. Applications can be submitted by associations, initiatives or the municipal council.

How does the competition work? Registration for the district competition takes place using the questionnaire, which must be completed in full, signed and submitted to the district of Börde by April 30, 2024 (e-mail address:

The village inspections will take place from August 19 to September 6, 2024 (each participating village will be visited by the evaluation committee for a maximum two-hour tour).

The award ceremony is planned for the 39th week (23.-27.09.2024).

What will be assessed? Taking into account the initial situation, the aim is to show how the village community overcomes existing challenges with energy and creativity. Cooperation with neighboring villages will also be considered. In addition to the overall impression, measures on the following topics are particularly important:

  • Economy, infrastructure and development concepts
  • Cohesion, social interaction and culture
  • Building culture, nature, environment and climate change

Further information on the evaluation can be found in the implementation regulations for the 12th state competition at:

Contact: District of Börde Office for Economy, Tourism and Culture Andreas Baumeister Bornsche Straße 2 | 39340 Haldensleben Tel.: 03904 7240-1440 | Fax: 03904 7240-51203 |