The Hanns Seidel Foundation sees democratic participation, both in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, as a basic component for a vibrant and stable democracy. We aim to strengthen individuals within civil society in order to increase their active participation in it. This will serve as a means for securing and developing democracy and its fundamental structures.
In collaboration with our local partner organizations, including various workshops and projects, conferences and publications, we work on improving communication and cooperation between citizens and authorities. Furthermore, we place great importance on empowering young Israeli and Palestinian leaders to become active in their communities on both municipal and national levels.
We see these activities as conducive to creating social and political change, which stem from active civil and democratic participation beginning at the grassroots level, with the sky as the limit.