A unique space
The Willy Brandt Center is located in Abu Tor, a neighborhood between East and West Jerusalem. The location reflects the vision of a peaceful coexistence. Here the Center for International Encounters Ltd. (cc) was established.
You can rent the house for seminars, workshops and events. We offer an amazing view over Jerusalem, a full equipped seminar room, an outdoor space for workshops, a kitchen and more.
Please also check out our workshop program for groups and individuals. Do not hesitate to contact us for additional information.
Our program for seminars and workshops
Presentation: The Willy Brandt Center Jerusalem’s Work
Youth from Israel and Palestine have been working together for more than twenty years at the Willy Brandt Center. Together they aim to learn from each other, and to build trust between societies. We are happy to paint a clearer picture for you as to how this cross-border cooperation actually works, as well as means by which young people try to overcome the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In this context, we will gladly arrange meetings for you with young people who have borne social protests in Israel or who have shaped non-violent resistance to occupation in Palestine.
Introduction to the Middle East Conflict
What are the historical roots of the Middle East conflict? How are the political systems in Israel and Palestine organized, and who are the most important people within each respective system? What forces are trying to peacefully overcome the conflict across borders? Furthermore, how can one create conflict-sensitive educational work? Through various seminars and lectures, we provide an introduction to the Middle East conflict focused on specific target groups that by no means endorses stereotypes.
Intercultural music workshops
“The mic is stronger!” Independent of differences, a common artistic work can serve as a platform for dialogue and exchange- an exchange that touches the heart and has a much deeper impact than mere rational conversations about politics. Under the guidance of experienced musicians, we can show you how, with the help of music, you can use your voice to spark social change, and the influence the world around you.
Workshop “Peace Eduction”
Israeli and Palestinian youth associations have been using the WBC since 2007 to cooperate, conceptualize, and to conduct joint educational work. “What will we do, when there is a peace agreement tomorrow? What will life together look like then? These are questions that they strive to answer together. In the workshop “Peace Education” you will find out more details about the content, and methods used to foster such profound educational work.
Additional workshops that we provide in this context include “Identity and Conflict”, and “Stereotypes and Prejudices.”
We provide political tours that address topics such as: the construction of settlements around Jerusalem, the precarious situation in Area C, the impact of the separation barrier on Palestinian villages, and much more.
All offers can be carried out in either German or English. The cost of an event varies depending on the group size, duration, and the context offered, which can be customized. Prices are given upon request. Do not hesitate to contact us, and we will gladly help you find a suitable offer, and connect you with the right people.