With SDG 1 the United Nations calls for a substantial reduction of humans living in poverty by 2030. As one measure in order to achieve this target they call for appropriate social protection systems to be implemented on a global scale. In this workshop, we will discuss reasons that might eventually increase the level of poverty, such as population growth, economic problems and a large proportion of unemployed, particularly among the young people. In a second step we will reflect on the role of quality management in many different fields including providing educational and municipal services, healthcare and others for tackling poverty or limiting its effects on society and ensuring sustainable economic growth. In our four-day workshop we invite you to learn about and discuss the issues described above, develop ideas with us which will then be presented and discussed on the final conference day. The workshop is open for students of all disciplines and especially relevant for students of economics, social sciences or sociology.