Israeli–German / European Relations

For more than 50 years, FES Israel has played an essential role in promoting dialogue between Israel and Germany. The two countries share a special relationship, which is particularly shaped by the legacy of the Holocaust. However, contemporary and future issues are also an important dimension. Against this background, FES Israel encourages and strengthens cooperation between the two countries in order to safeguard the special partnership and mutual understanding also for future generations. Regular dialogue programs strengthen mutual understanding and offer exchanges for policies on common challenges. The meetings are attended by experts, academics, young activists, trade union representatives and high-ranking politicians.

As an integral part of the European Union, Germany is always in close coordination with its European partners. Therefore, FES Israel is also committed to strengthening Israeli-European relations. We support the exchange between decision makers and experts. Within the framework of the various programs, current social, economic and security aspects are discussed and policy recommendations are prepared in order to strengthen cooperation and the Israeli-European dialogue.

Related publications

10.05.2023 | Israel-German / European relations, All Publications

To be able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions the EU has set itself the goal of increasing the share of renewable energies. To achieve this, however,…


18.11.2022 | Israel-German / European relations, All Publications

The annual Israeli meeting of the Israeli-European Policy Network (IEPN) in Tel Aviv focused on the challenges and opportunities of the relations…


03.01.2022 | Israel-German / European relations, All Publications

This paper analyses and debates the challenges of the EU-Israel economic relations, situating them in their overarching environment of the Eastern…


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25.06.2024 | Israel-German / European relations, Upcoming Events

Since October 7, 2023 Israeli society is experiencing one of the most difficult times since the establishment of the State of Israel.


13.06.2024 | Israel-German / European relations, Upcoming Events

FES Israel, the Mitvim Institute, and the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration (IASEI) invite you to a Zoom webinar to delve into…


| Israel-German / European relations, Upcoming Events

The event will take place on Monday, April 15, 2024 from 09:00 until 14:45 at the Massuah Institute, Kibbutz Tel Yitzhak.


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