Plattform e.V. was founded in 2008 as a non-profit organization based in Erfurt, Germany. With the aim of promoting lifelong learning, cultural industries and development, participation and entrepreneurship: the organization sees itself as a think tank and network for current and significant social topics and challenges. The organization operates mainly in the context of long-term projects and programs and is always ready to transfer experience and knowledge to third parties. Our current main activities are Saline34 (a formerly abandoned turn-of-the-century townhouse now reactivated and run by creatives, saline34.de), the STZ (a community center in the south-east of Erfurt focusing on self-organized neighborhood culture, stz-herrenberg.de) and Werft34 (a social entrepreneurship program for creatives, werft34.de).