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Young Israeli Researchers in European Studies

Shaping the future relations between Israel and Europe

The Second Annual Conference of Young Israeli Researchers in European Studies took place at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev on 29 and 30 May. Following the success of the first conference in 2012, the selection committee invited a larger number of Israeli students from different universities to present their researches on a wide range of subjects related to Europe. The two-day conference was organized by the Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society (CSEPS) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Israel in cooperation with the Delegation of the European Union to Israel.

The Jewish Contribution to the European Integration Project

Outcomes of an international workshop at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

On May 7, 2013 - between Council of Europe’s and the EU’s “Europe Days” on May 5 and May 9, respectively - KAS Israel and the Centre for the Studies of European Politics and Society at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) organised an international workshop on the Jewish contribution to the European integration project. The issue was discussed in all its temporal dimensions - past, present and future. As a result, it became clear how much Europe and Israel are interrelated.

Promoting Young Political Activists

Seminar with the Manof Forum

Observations of the political landscape of Israel indicate that in the long run the Israeli public opinion and the political decision-making process will be significantly influenced by political powers of the center and right of the center. However, this camp does not form a closed unit. It consists of political parties such as Kadima, Israel Beiteinu, Yesh Atid, HaTnua and HaBayit Yehudit. However, the Likud, the oldest and biggest party of the conservative spectrum, takes the center stage.

Simulation Workshop: The German Legislative Process

Decision Making in the German Bundestag

The Simulation Workshop, directed by Tamir Sinai, has been organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Helmut Kohl Institute for European Studies / European Forum at the Hebrew University. This special exercise brought together graduate students from diverse academic backgrounds who specialize in European Studies.

Johannes XXIII. und das Judentum

„Ich bin Joseph, Euer Bruder“

Am 29. April 2013 veranstalteten die KAS Israel und das Jerusalemer Büro des American Jewish Committee gemeinsam mit Yad Vashem und dem Kantor Center der Universität Tel Aviv eine weit über die Region hinaus beachtete Internationale Konferenz. Unter dem Titel „Die Shoah, das Jüdische Volk & der Staat Israel“ wurde die historische Bedeutung von Papst Johannes XXIII. für die Überwindung des jahrhundertealten Gegensatzes zwischen Katholischer Kirche und Judentum gewürdigt.

Political Parties as Pillars in a Democracy: Internal Structure and Agenda-setting

Study and Dialogue Program in Germany for Young Political Activists from Israel

A group of six Israeli young political activists and consultants, representing the Likud, Kadima and Yesh Atid parties, took part in a study program in Germany from April 14-20. The study program focused on the promotion of young politicians, the development of election campaigns, the tasks of different constitutional bodies, and the recent German history of the peaceful revolution and reunification.

Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Tenth meeting of the Israeli-Vatican Bilateral Commission in Jerusalem

Supported by KAS Israel, the Bilateral Commission dedicated the first day of its meeting (April 29) to celebrating the memory of Pope John XXIII on the 50th anniversary of his death, and the second day (April 30) to discussing the importance of educating their respective communities about the nature, substance and significance of the changes initiated by the declaration Nostra Aetate of the Second Vatican Council.

Women in Israel: Between Theory and Reality

Presentation of the 2012 IWN Data Book

Following the joint publication of the 2012 Data Book “Women in Israel: Between Theory and Reality”, which covers wide areas and touches on almost every aspect of women’s lives in Israel, the Israel Women’s Network and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organized a conference on April 18th, 2013 at Tel Aviv University to introduce to an audience of professionals, public and media representatives, data from selected chapters of the book and anylase them with the help of professional experts from other organizations and researchers who participated in gathering the data.

Diskussionsrunde: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Israel und das Israel / Palestine Center for Research and Information

Am 23. April 2013 veranstalteten die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Israel und das Israel / Palestine Center for Research and Information eine Diskussionsrunde mit israelischen und palästinensischen Medienvertretern zur Rolle der Medien im Nahostkonflikt. Die Veranstaltung fand in Kooperation mit Keshev – The Center for the Protection of Democracy in Israel – statt.

Partners for Regional Leadership

A promising start

KAS Israel, the EU, and their Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian partners came together on April 2, 2013 to welcome the launch of the newly funded EU project “Partners for Regional Leadership” (PRL) which will bring conflict resolution tools to the classroom in Jordan, the West Bank and Israel.

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