HAUS RISSEN – more than 60 years of historie

For decades we have welcomed a kaleidoscope of scientists and researchers as well as business executives and politicians.
Each and every one of them has infused expertise and vision in our institution.

It is beyond the scope of this website to list all the names of guests and contributors who supported HAUS RISSEN in the last 60 years.
Suffice it to say that the German section of the Club of Rome was founded in our premises and until 2008 headquartered at HAUS RISSEN.

We have thus provided impetus for a cornucopia of seminal societal debates within the realm of politics, economics and culture.
In our rich history we have served as a compass, offered critical guidance to our partners
and passed on our experiences and knowledge to the younger generation.

The Club of Rome


Since 1954 HAUS RISSEN, a German-wide educational institute of high esteem has been stimulating public debates regarding the latest economic and political challenges. We succeed in our task through custom-tailored tutorials and consultations which are at all times focused on our clients’ needs.

We deliver quality with passion and thus provide a compass in a world that rapidly changes.

Haus Rissen Impressionen


As a private and independent educational institute we represent an active civil society: we are committed to the principles of democracy, social market economy and an open world economy and strive for the conveyance of their advantages.

Our mission would be impossible without a plethora of clients, supporters, partners, sponsors and donors. Together we achieve that people from all walks of life – whether young or old – sustain and deepen an active interest in political and economic affairs.

We would be delighted to discuss cooperation with you!

Haus Rissen Vorstand

Board of executives

Our executive board is supported by a board of trustees consisting of personalities from politics as well as the public and private sectors under chairmanship of Dr. Michael Otto.

Haus Rissen Foerderer

Supporters and donors

Since our foundation in 1954 Haus Rissen symbolizes an active civil society. Following this tradition, many private donors, institutions and companies support our efforts.

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