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.
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: