Network Events
G17 for Inclusion

Our new networking program (2022), G17 for Inclusion (in light of the UN’s 17th Sustainable Development Goal, “Partnerships for the Goals”), creates a network of German and Israeli organizations which work with and for people with disabilities.

The program aims to recognize challenges that both countries are facing, and enable the participants to learn from each other as well as to identify unique strengths and develop future collaborations and new perspectives around them.

5 German-Israeli “Matches”

The first phase of the program was “matching” 5 different organizations in Germany (with focus on the south of Germany, as part of a collaboration with the Israeli General Consulate in Munich) with organizations in Israel that work towards similar goals.

Each match focuses on a different field of activity within the framework of inclusion:


LAG Selbsthilfe von Menschen mit Behinderungen und chronischen Erkrankungen RLP e.V. in Rheinland-Pfalz was matched with Israel Unlimited.


Behinderten- und Rehabilitations-Sportverband (BVS) Bayern e.V. in Bayern was matched with Etgarim.

Independent Living:

Der Saarländische Schwesternverband e.V in Saarland was matched with Gvanim.


Hotel Restaurant Anne-Sophie in Baden-Württemberg was matched with “Equal Employment” & Fattal hotels.


FATRA e.V. in Hessen was matched with Assaf.  

The course of the program

G17 for Inclusion
includes a series of digital meetings, a visit of the German organizations in Israel in May 2022 and a visit of the Israeli organizations in Germany in June 2022. Following the visits we will host an event in which the participating organizations will present their learnings from the process they have been through together, as well as their vision and strategy for developing the collaboration further in a fruitful way.

The G17 for Inclusion program is a collboaration of:

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