Dialogue forums

At these events, which are open to the general public and held in Munich, we address current topics. Politicians, scientists and persons concerned take a look behind the scenes and engage the audience in discussion. The dialogue forums have been held regularly since 2005. They are designed to heighten awareness of our topics such as demographic developments, risk perception, and development policy.

Dialogue forum special: "Klimaherbst München"

Dialogue forum special: "Klimaherbst München"

Munich Re Foundation is member of the programme advisory committee for the event series „Münchner Klimaherbst“. Every year in October political, societal, scientific and economic actors from Munich present their concepts for climate protection. >more

May: Work 4.0 – Of robots and people

May: Work 4.0 – Of robots and people

In a digital world, our work environment is changing: processes are becoming more efficient, work hours more flexible. But at the same time, many processes are growing more complex. In some cases industries are fighting for their very survival and Robots will be our new work colleagues. >more

Climate Migration - A human experience that can also have positive effects

Climate Migration - A human experience that can also have positive effects

Four questions put to Dina Ionesco and Mariam Traore Chazalnoel, International Organization for Migration. Climate-induced migration is a relatively new topic. In that case, environmental push-factors are main drivers to leave. >more

April: "Digital dictatorship" – Prisoners in the new world?

April: "Digital dictatorship" – Prisoners in the new world?

Data are a precious resource. They are collected, stored, analysed, and on occasion even manipulated. In the process, individuals lose their right to self-determination – they become glass human beings. >more

March: Blackout – How stable are our systems?

March: Blackout – How stable are our systems?

We live in a world that is increasingly based on digital systems. If one system collapses, entire supply networks can be paralysed. In many instances, there is even the risk of humanitarian crises developing. So how can we protect our systems? >more

February: Networked, innovative – How poorer countries can benefit

February: Networked, innovative – How poorer countries can benefit

Today, over 80% of the population in developing countries has access to a mobile phone. Sections of the population that were previously excluded suddenly have the opportunity to enjoy mobile banking and individual risk management services. >more

January: Globalisation and digitalisation – The world in the fast lane?

January: Globalisation and digitalisation – The world in the fast lane?

New technologies present a host of opportunities and development options in a world that is becoming increasingly globalised. Things we could only dream of for decades, such as robots that can relieve us of work, are now suddenly a reality. >more

2018 Dialogue Forums – "Digital Innovative Fair?"

2018 Dialogue Forums – "Digital Innovative Fair?"

Innovations are changing our everyday routines, and changing us, the way we live together, and our work environment. Digitalisation offers many new opportunities – particularly for people in developing countries. At the same time, people in the 21st century will be more dependent on digital systems. >more

Integration through partnerships

Integration through partnerships

Although integration is a key factor in successful migration policies, government agencies often find themselves struggling to cope. They depend on the help of volunteers. The student members of the “Campus for Change” association assist and support refugees. Carolin Köne is the project leader. >more

2017 dialogue forums: People on the move

2017 dialogue forums: People on the move

Around 65 million people worldwide are currently on the move - the highest number ever recorded by the UN Refugee Council. Only a samll percentage of them leave their home countries. Migration is the central political and social challenge of the 21st century. >more

Archive

Archive

Find out more about the dialogue forums of the previous years. >more