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 the individuals within a civil society in order to increase their active participation in it, as a means for securing and developing democracy and its democratic structures.
In collaboration with our local partner organizations, through various workshops and projects, conferences and publications, we work on improving the communication and cooperation between the citizens and the authorities. Furthermore, we place great importance on empowering young Israeli and Palestinian leaders to become active in the community and on a municipal and national level.
We see these activities as conducive to the creation of social and political change that stem from an active civil and democratic participation at the grassroots level and beyond.