We want to
- help shape the future of our city Wuppertal through voluntary, civic engagement,
- promote projects that create immediate, practical and sustainable benefits for all sections of the population and have a high degree of 'tangibility',
- · influence the shaping of the local environment, respecting the values represented in monuments, culture, history and landscape.
Major projects such as the Nordbahntrasse have been completed since the association was founded. They have received many awards as "lighthouse projects" in Wuppertal, but also far beyond its borders. The Wuppertal Movement continues to take care of them so that their quality is maintained and, if possible, improved.
The movement also continues to shape the future of the city with new projects. The biggest is the new project: "Circular Valley".
Since 2020, the WUPPERTALBEWEGUNG e.V. has been developing this major project, an accelerator for the circular economy. Although the project is 'different' from the previous projects of the Wuppertal Movement, it continues the previous projects, because they were also "re-cycling", namely from old railway lines into recreational paths.
In the project, which is currently in the start-up phase, start-ups and researchers from all over the world are brought together virtually and on site with universities, research institutions and companies interested in solutions for the circular economy in our region “Bergisches Land” and the Rhine-Ruhr region. Among other things, jobs and scholarships will be made available for this purpose.