Our BMW Foundation Global Table dialogue process invites leaders from all over the world to discuss and develop solutions to the complex challenges of our time. How to stabilize fragile societies? How can societies find a way out of violent conflicts? How to foster social inclusion of marginalized parts of the population? These are some of the questions we address as part of the process.
In order to promote a strategic and equal dialogue between industrial nations and emerging economies, we are hosting the BMW Foundation Global Table on different continents. We encourage our participants to listen and learn from each other. We facilitate an open discussion that transcends regional, professional, ethnic, and cultural boundaries. Each Global Table series concludes with a Berlin Global Forum in the German capital where we share our results and recommendations with international decision-makers and the larger public.
We believe that sustainable solutions in accordance with the United Nations 2030 Agenda are possible only if people are open to and engage with other perspectives – including those of entrepreneurs, politicians, activists, journalists, artists, and scientists.
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From Alienation to Social Inclusion
The 10th BMW Foundation Global Table, held in partnership with the A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation, explores opportunities for re-engaging the disenchanted and neglected members of society in order to promote a more inclusive model of civic participation. The Global Table facilitates an open dialogue to identify new frameworks for collaboration between local, regional, national, and international actors. It seeks to unlock possibilities for improving governance and restoring public trust.
Responsibility, Trust and Reconciliation in Post-Conflict Societies
The 9th BMW Foundation Global Table, to be held in Bogota, Colombia, in partnership with the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, seeks to examine factors that are important to lead post-conflict societies into a peaceful future. It facilitates an open dialogue to develop frameworks for collaboration between local, regional, national, and international actors. It explores possibilities for reconciling former conflict parties, taking responsibility for committed atrocities and government failure, and building trust in each other and the state.