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 funding within the “Cultures and Communication” area of activity
Voices in the Distance – Music in the Negev and Brandenburg
In this project, those in society who are unheard and under-represented will be given a voice through a musical composition. Important issues from rural areas in both countries will be explored through music in a creative process.In democratic societies, every vote counts equally. The project participants creatively … Continue reading
Post-Soviet Immigrant Identity in Contemporary Germany and Israel
In this one-year bilateral project, young people who grew up in the former Soviet Union will examine their experiences of migration and integration in Israel and Germany.Through discussions and creative exchange within the groups in Germany and Israel, between the two groups and with the organizers, participants … Continue reading
Vocational Rehabilitation - Intercultural Exchange
Social inclusion of all people is one of the main challenges in the modern world, which has much significance both in Israel and in Germany. Vocational solutions that enable people with mental disabilities to participate in the labor market have immense positive effects both on these people themselves as well as the … 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
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
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