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: Social justice in the rich city Munich

Dialogue forum special: Social justice in the rich city Munich

Munich is one of the richest cities in Germany – as well as one of the most expensive, especially for those who pay rent. Not everyone is able to keep pace with price trends. What are local politicians doing to prevent gentrification and urban poverty? What roles can Social Start Ups play to foster social justice? >more

May 2019: Poor in the affluent city – Living to survive in Munich

May 2019: Poor in the affluent city – Living to survive in Munich

Munich is one of the richest cities in Germany – At the same time, living costs have increased dramatically over the last few years. The rent level is at an all-time high and not everyone can keep pace with the trend. People with low incomes are being squeezed out of their residential areas. Even in Munich a number of people is living on the streets. How is their reality of life? What are local politicians doing to prevent gentrification and urban poverty? What concepts can prospectively ensure greater justice in our city? >more

April 2019: Riester pension flop, Hartz 4 and child poverty – In what direction is Germany heading? What path is the EU on?

April 2019: Riester pension flop, Hartz 4 and child poverty – In what direction is Germany heading? What path is the EU on?

In Germany and the EU, poverty is a concrete problem as well. Old-age poverty and child poverty are growing threats for our society. Again and again we hear that the gap between rich and poor is widening. But is there a point in this statement? >more

March 2019: A win-win situation for everyone - An entrepreneurial approach to bridging the gap

March 2019: A win-win situation for everyone - An entrepreneurial approach to bridging the gap

Economic growth can be an effective means of combatting poverty in developing countries, and companies will play a key role in this context. How can they be socially responsible while operating under ever-tougher competitive conditions? What responsibility do investors from industrialised countries have in developing countries and emerging markets? >more

February 2019: When risk keeps you poor and poverty keeps you at risk

February 2019: When risk keeps you poor and poverty keeps you at risk

The people who live in poverty are exposed to the biggest risks. They are highly vulnerable to natural disasters, epidemics and conflict. At the same time, these factors keep people locked in the poverty trap. Where risks are high and incomes are low, nobody can invest in a prosperous future. Is this true? >more

January 2019: Global poverty – The world in the poverty trap?

January 2019: Global poverty – The world in the poverty trap?

Poverty is all around us. In many large cities, people collect bottles with refundable deposits from refuse. We read about child poverty and old-age poverty and see donation appeals on posters with images of starving people in developing countries. >more

2019 Dialogue forums: Poor rich world

2019 Dialogue forums: Poor rich world

No poverty! Worldwide. This is the first of the SDGs to be achieved by 2030. It illustrates the huge importance of poverty in relation to global development. The picture presented in the media is made up of disaster reports, crises and famines. The UN goals seem almost utopian. >more

Innovative. Creative. Fair? Chances and risks of the digitalisation

Innovative. Creative. Fair? Chances and risks of the digitalisation

The dialogue forum special took place on 14 November 2018 at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. Students and interested people were invited to listen and to discuss. What would happen, once Internet giants like Google and Facebook dictate our lives more and more? >more

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

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

Archive

Archive

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