support and events

Suggestions for fathers during corona time

You don't need to be superheroes - A study by the Techniqual University Braunschweig

As part of a study on the subjective perspective of fathers, the Technical University of Braunschweig is looking for volunteers who are willing to participate in a quantitative online survey. The scientific initiators of the study want to find out about the perception of traditional versus modern images of fatherhood. The survey also focuses on possible practices for balancing work and family life as well as individual challenges faced by fathers. Interested men can participate in the 10-minute online survey here. More information on the research project can be found via the family office (Familienbüro) of the University of Braunschweig.

Traditional role models in flux

The ZDF program WISO addresses the topic of masculinity in a two-part documentary. The documentary accompanies various men in their everyday lives. They ask themselves questions such as: What identification potentials do men have? Which role models do I live? The two-part documentary is available in the ZDF-Mediathek

Events of the Bundesforum

The calendar of events of the Bundesforum informs about current conferences, congresses and other events. The events are dedicated to topics such as fatherhood. The calendar of events is accessible here.

Väter ggmbh 

On the website of the Väter-ggmbh you can find some good tips to handle topics like business and family life as a father during the corona time. Offered are some interesting podcasts, articles and webinars.

CoronaMann - weekly forum for men

The Landesfachstelle Männerarbeit Sachsen offers support for men in this time and gives the opportunity to recieve counselling and interchange in a video-based forum. Here you can sign up for the forum. 

Men in time of Corona

The „bundesforum männer“ has created a summary of challenges, needs and support systems for men in these times. You can read more here.

Masculinity and empathy

The journalist Thomas Gesterkamp has allocated his speech about masculinity and empathy in Vienna: Boys are allowd to cry. You can download his speech here.

Movie tips for fathers

On the occasion of fathers‘ day, the „bundesforum männer“ has published several movie tips about topics like „fathers, fatherhood, men in diverse circumstances“. Here you can read more.


The Bundesforum has founded a new platform to encourage men to search for help in crisis situations. More than 100 consultation offers about topics like education, worklife and care work can be found there. Here you can read more about the new platform and its offers.


The project VÄTERNETZWERK wants to help fathers according the reconciling of work and family life. The programme offers presentations, workshops, webinars and father-child-events. They can also give advice to companies about a culture of reconsiling. You can find some more informations on their homepage.

Interview with Volker Baisch from Väter gGmbH

In this interview, Volker Baisch calyfies what a father-conscious-HR policy is about and where companies can start to focus on and organise such developments.

Movie about the topic "Erfolgsfaktor Familie", focussing offers for fathers

The company Sanofie Germany focused on the possibilities to create fathers-friendlier working conditions and founded an intragroup fathers-network. Employees as well as the company benefit from that model. In the movie, you can discover how the company puts it into practice.
For general information about the offers of the networkoffices "Erfolgsfaktor Familie" and for your free membership, you can visite the website of the 
Bundesministeriums für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend.