The development of German-Israeli relations since diplomatic ties were established on May 12, 1965 has been an unusual and impressive success story, particularly with the Shoa as a backdrop. Today, the two democracies of Germany and Israel face different challenges, but also joint and global ones. In light of the growing number of authoritarian political and social structures worldwide, German-Israeli cooperation projects can make an active contribution to strengthening constitutional democracies.
Our “Politics and Society” area of activity funds German-Israeli projects that work together on options for shaping democracy and generate potential solutions to current political and social challenges. We are particularly happy to fund projects that deal with individual aspects of the following thematic areas:
- current challenges for democracies and democratic structures
- demographic developments
- the role of religion(s) in our societies
- migration, refugee and immigration policy
- human rights protection
- dealing with fears, prejudices, and insecurities