Area of Activity III: Cultures and Communication

Area of Activity III: Cultures and Communication

How Germany and Israel see one another and the communication cultures of both countries have changed at breakneck speed over the last years. New technical possibilities both carry the potential for increased openness within society as well as dangers with respect to deliberate marginalization and manipulation. Different cultures are able to challenge how they see themselves by exchanging ideas about similarities and differences. German-Israeli cooperation projects can make an important contribution to reflections about group belonging and identity attribution.

Our “Cultures and Communication” area of activity funds German-Israeli projects that champion pluralist societies and a transparent, friendly culture of communication. We are particularly happy to fund projects that deal with individual aspects of the following thematic areas:
  • internet cultures, social media, and media trends
  • digital communication challenges for political cultures
  • social bots und public opinion
  • diverse societies
  • participation via education
  • gender equality
Projects we are currently funding within the “Cultures and Communication” area of activity
German—Israeli Exchange for Young People Engaged in Sport
People do sport all over the world – and find a space to come together and exchange thoughts and ideas in doing so. Sporting get-togethers thus play an important role in international exchange projects, which can equally be seen in the German-Israeli context. With this in mind, the Deutsche Sportjugend and Maccabi … Continue reading
Participatory Strategies for Diverse Neighborhoods – Lod and Neukölln
Living together in diversity begins right in one’s own neighborhood. That’s why it’s here that a German-Israeli culture and community project is getting started, in the everyday life of two city districts characterized by considerable diversity, serving to bring together people from very different backgrounds and … Continue reading
Improving Medical Students’ Communication Skills with Integrative Medicine
The interaction between the doctor on the one hand and the patient on the other plays a key role in the success of any course of therapy. Although this is hardly an unknown fact, it is often neglected in everyday medical practice. A German-Israeli project wants to change this, allowing medical students to hone their … Continue reading
Feminist Film Screenings
Images of women as frequently depicted in the media, public sphere, and culture do not or only partially reflect the actual experiences of women. This film project takes this idea as its starting point and counters the standard ideas of female lives and gender roles with the wide-ranging views of feminist filmmakers. … Continue reading
Caravan Orchestra – A Transnational Journey of Musical and Cultural Discovery
When musicians from different cultures come together, they release a creative potential that opens up new horizons and inspires artistic innovation alike. In this project, the participants work together on a concert program, which reflects their diverse musical roots – and at the same time gives them the opportunity … Continue reading
Out of the Box // Pionier – A German-Israeli Theater Interaction
A team of theatre-makers set out on an intercultural expedition: the focus is on the notion of the pioneer in Germany and Israel, on historical experiences and those made in the present, on social utopias and the everyday. Both the participants and their audiences end up reaching virgin territory along the way. … Continue reading