Network Events
Matchmaker Weekend: Re-Unite, Re-Search, Re-Vision (2022)

In May 2018, we launched our Future Network in Kibbutz Shefayim and began a long-term process with the aim of expanding the circles of those who are actively shaping Germany-Israel relations. In September 2022 – four years and one pandemic – we went back to this magical place, this time for a weekend with a fantastic group of our qualified Matchmakers, to do some face-to-face networking and plan together the Network’s next adventures.

The weekend exceeded all our expectations. The program included fascinating workshops and talks given by the Matchmakers themselves according to their expertise and interests in the fields of Innovation & Technology, Politics & Society, Arts & Culture and Education.

There was also plenty of quality time for networking – both organized in the form of facilitated workshops and in other fun spontaneous ways.

The weekend peaked around workshops in which the group envisioned together the future of our Network and developed great ideas on how to strengthen and diversify it. We plan to implement some of these ideas in 2023.  

Past Network Events
Matchmaker-Seminar Berlin (2021)
After a long period during which we could not host Matchmaker seminars in person, we were very happy to hold a physical seminar again over an entire day in Berlin. As in previous seminars, our new Matchmakers include activists and professionals from diverse backgrounds and contexts, with the main areas of expertise in … Continue reading
People to People Playground Festival (2021)
2 Weeks, 14 German-Israeli Creative Adventures From April 23 until May 7 Long run and large scale planning are not so easy these days. This is why the German-Israeli Future Forum set up mini-grants for digital formats, which allow cooperation partners from Germany and Israel to experiment with each other and … Continue reading
Digital Matchmaker Seminar (2020)
Due to Covid-19 restrictions we took our Matchmaker seminar online. So at the beginning of November, we had the pleasure of digitally meeting our 18 new Matchmakers, coming as usual from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. Since the program had to be shorten, we dedicated most of it to getting to know each other and … Continue reading
First Matchmaker Seminar in Israel (2019)
Our first Matchmaker seminar in Israel (and the second overall) took place at the end of November 2019.     Out of many wonderful applications that we received, we invited a selected group of social activists and professionals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines in the fields of education, social … Continue reading
First German-Israeli Matchmaker Seminar (2019)
The first twenty Matchmakers of the German-Israeli Future Network were qualified in a one-day seminar that took place in Berlin in mid-June 2019. The group was selected out of many great applications that we received, and consisted of Israelis and Germans from diverse backgrounds and disciplines.  Our Matchmakers … Continue reading
German Israeli Sustainability Dialogue (2018-2019)
The German Israeli Sustainability Dialogue brought together young professionals from ministries, non-governmental organizations and businesses. The common goal was to discuss the means of implementation of the UN-Sustainable Development Goals and to develop concrete policy recommendations. … Continue reading
Launching the German-Israeli Future Network (2018)
The launching event of the German-Israeli Future Network, titled “SustainAbility!”, marked the 70th independence day of Israel and took place at Kibbutz Shefayim in May 2018. The conference addressed German and Israeli shared civil society challenges. 70 activists, stakeholders and social entrepreneurs were … Continue reading