Retrospective on the German-Israeli Youth Congress 2015 Has Been Published

The newly released publication The German-Israeli Youth Congress 2015. A Retrospective (click on the title to download) provides the reader with a comprehensive retrospective on the diversity of topics and events at the congress. In an interesting an entertaining way, richly illustrated, it gathers several voices as well as results of workshops, lectures, study trips and discussions of the participating youth, scientists, politicians and professional youth workers.

ConAct and the Israel Youth Exchange Authority are wishing you an enjoyable read!


German-Israeli Youth Congress 2015

The German-Israeli Youth Congress 2015 was the central event of the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel. The anniversary also marked 60 years of German-Israeli encounters in youth exchange. The youth congress was realized by ConAct – Coordination Center German-Israeli Youth Exchange in cooperation with the Israel Youth Exchange Authority. It took place from May 8 to 12 in Berlin/Germany and November 16 to 20 in Neve Ilan/Israel.

Hereafter you’ll find a reverse chronological order of the events that took place in May and November 2015.

First group picture! 300 youngsters from Germany and Israel - eager to engage in discussions.

German-Israeli Youth Congress in Neve Ilan Has Come to an End

The second part of our German-Israeli Youth Congress 2015 has come to an end. It’s been a great pleasure spending the last days with you and connecting to our first encounter in May! Thanks for all that have been contributing in one or the other way. Stay curious as we will continue to publish a few more stories and pictures!

Jerusalem Tours and Visit to the Knesset

In order to understand the diverse and challenging life realities of Israeli citizens, we went on tours through Jerusalem and Abu Gosh to talk about different narratives on several issues on the ground. Later on in the Knesset we met with MK Hilik Bar (Avoda). In the discussion he outlined his stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as well as on issues of domestic policy.

Panel on German-Israeli Youth Exchange – Past, Present and Future

We collected some remarkable statements so you can catch a glimpse on what has happened today in the panel on Holocaust education and German-Israeli youth exchange in past, present and future.


Everyone who is interested in the whole discussion can find an audio file of the plenum here.