What is personally important to you in life? What do you think enhances the quality of life in Germany? How significant is culture on the quality of life, and what does that mean for cultural policy and cultural funding?

The Federal Cultural Foundation has organised a public discussion forum on Tuesday, 23 June 2015 from 6:30 pm – 9 pm with Minister of State for Cultural Affairs Prof. Monika Grütters at the Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale). This event was one of a series organised as part of the campaign “Living Well in Germany” by the German federal government which invites citizens to share their views on what is important to them and their quality of life.

The so-called ‘Citizens’ Dialogue’ offered residents of Halle the opportunity to discuss the value of culture in their lives and what could be improved or changed with regard to cultural policy. The State Minister for Cultural Affairs opened the meeting with a brief presentation elucidating the basic ideas and goals of the Citizens’ Dialogue, followed by a statement by the journalist Dr. Dirk Pilz, who has become well-acquainted with the city of Halle over many years.

Following discussions in small groups, a concluding podium discussion took place with the Minister of State for Cultural Affairs Monika Grütters, the Artistic Director of the Federal Cultural Foundation Hortensia Völckers, Dirk Pilz and the economist Uta Harning, who is a well-known figure in Halle’s cultural scene. In this final round, the participants had the chance to express their ideas and deliver their bundled recommendations to the federal government. The event has been moderated by Thomas Bille from mdr Hörfunk.

An event by the Federal Cultural Foundation. With the kind support of the Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale).

Cit­izens’ Dia­logue cam­paign

For more information about the Citizens’ Dialogue, please visit:



Tinatin Eppmann
Kulturstiftung des Bundes

Franckeplatz 2

06110 Halle (Saale)

Tel.: 0345 - 2997 124

Fax.: 0345 - 2997 333