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Shaping Democracy in Germany and Israel – Together! How does this work?

von: 16.08.2021


  • Kinder- und Jugendarbeit
  • Jugendsozialarbeit

Veranstaltungsart: Seminar

Strukturebene: Weltweit


Learning about and strengthening democratic competences belongs to the core principles of every youth exchange program. At the same time, democratic processes reveal challenges and point out differences of what democracy actually means and how it really works. What does it mean to distribute resources equally and equitably and how is this relevant for the cooperation between young people in Germany and Israel? How does the remembrance of the past relate to democratic decision-making in the present? Who is entitled to this decision-making and how does the ever-growing diversity in Germany and Israel affect these decisions?

Conact – Coordination Center German-Israeli Youth Exchange invites professionals of German-Israeli Youth Exchange from both countries to a digital five-day method-seminar to exchange together on these challenging questions and their importance for youth exchange programs.

Using the well-established methodical approach of “Betzavta” – created by the Israeli Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace and adapted in Germany by the Center for Applied Policy Research – this seminar invites educators of German-Israeli Youth Exchange to:

.....Zoom in on the relationships between people in Germany and Israel, tackling the past, the presence and the future under the scope of democratic decision-making

....Discuss existing cultures of memory and their meaning for young people in both countries

....Examine how different narratives in a diverse society shape the commemoration culture for future generations

....Tackle dilemmas and difficulties that arise when the people’s rights conflict with one another

....Tackle challenges of decision-making in topics such as environmental issues or immigration laws and our joint responsibility for the future


The seminar will be held in English. / Das Seminar findet auf Englisch statt.



16. – 20. August 2021



In Germany (Exact location will be announced soon)



Professionals and educators in the frame of German-Israeli Youth Exchange Programs


Facilitators: The seminar will be facilitated by Dr. Uki Maroshek-Klarman – Creator of the “Betzavta” method and director of the Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace (Israel) & Susanne Ulrich – Center for Applied Political Research (Germany). The seminar will be conducted in English.


Participation fee: The participation fee is 100,00 EUR and includes all the program costs for the five-day seminar.

Link zur Veranstaltung: https://www.conact-org.de/news-termine/conact-termine/termin-detail/news/shaping-democracy-in-germany-and-israel-together-how-does-this-work

Veranstalter: ConAct - Koordinierungszentrum Deutsch-Israelischer Jugendaustausch

in Germany (Exact location will be announced soon)
06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Kontakt zum Veranstalter:
Sabine Troitzsch

Internationale Jugendarbeit, Israel, Demokratieförderung, Demokratie, Internationale Jugendbegegnung, Jugendaustausch, Demokratiebildung