The winners of the Shimon Peres Prize 2020 were announced on September 8, 2020.
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Environmental Educational Partnership between Israel and Germany
Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) (Israel), Naturschutzbund Deutschland e. V. (NABU) (Germany), Naturschutzjugend (NAJU) (Germany)
The largest environmental conservation organizations in Israel and Germany, the SPNI, NABU and NAJU, have joined forces to create a partnership to promote professional knowledge exchange, conduct common nature conservation projects and pool their experiences in the field of environmental education. During youth exchange programs and visits by delegations of specialists in Israel and Germany, participants visited projects in both countries and learned new ways of further building on nature conservation projects and improving on methods for increasing environmental awareness.
This program is the first of its kind to establish formal relations between the leading environmental NGOs in Israel and Germany and to offer collaboration on bilateral nature conservation projects.
“When he was alive, Shimon Peres believed that young people have the ability to work together to create a new reality. He understood that nature is something that we all share, and would have wanted to equip young people with the tools to create a world where climate change can be prevented.”
Project managers, “Environmental” project.
Inclusion in German and Israeli Societies – challenges in social and youth work
Bildungsstätte Bredbeck education center (Germany), Sapir College Sderot, Department of Public Policy and Administration (Israel), University of Bremen, Institute of Religion and Religious Education (Germany)
The exchange program, which has been organized every year since 2014, combines academic teaching with practical experience. The purpose of the exchange is to reflect jointly on why inclusion and exclusion are fundamental, constant factors in societies. Participants take a detailed look at different issues surrounding inclusion, prepare presentations and visit local projects that promote inclusion. There is a different thematic focus every year. Topics range from the exchange between different religions, to experiences of flight, racism, education, remembrance work, queer exclusion experiences and the inclusion of people with disabilities.
The program offers a rare opportunity to consider questions of exclusion and inclusion from an intercultural perspective and to develop greater sensitivity with regard to these issues, taking different perspectives into account.
“For Shimon Peres, education and the promotion of peace were extremely important. This can be achieved by exposing young people to different ways of thinking, so that they understand that differences don’t necessarily lead to problems, but can be beneficial.”
Project managers, “Inclusion” project.
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