Welcome to the Willy Brandt Center Jerusalem

The Willy Brandt Center (WBC) is a unique center for encounters and communication in Jerusalem. Here young people from Israel, Palestine, Europe, and the entire world meet and engage in cross-cultural exchange beyond borders. Within the framework of our events, we are able to overcome conflicts in multifaceted ways.

Politics, education, and culture–with our projects, seminars, and get-togethers we are looking for long-term solutions for a peaceful future in the region. The basis for such progress is trust and solidarity between people. “Peace is not everything, but without peace everything is nothing.” This quote from Willy Brandt serves as the guiding theme of the WBC.

Are you interested in our work? Then just click through our projects and website. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. You can also visit or rent our meeting center. We offer our guests various programs, seminars, and workshops.

We would like to warmly welcome you to our website and center!

Willy Brandt Center, because …

“… it is our self-perception of freedom, justice and solidarity to foster dialogue in this region – this contribution is the WBC.

Andrea NahlesChairwoman of the Willy Brandt Center Association

“… the WBC has close links with trade unions and progressive young people, who fight for international worker’s rights.

Reiner HoffmannChairman of the Federation of German Trade Unions (DGB)

“… we need a safe place in Jerusalem, which is open to new ideas. In the WBC creative people come together and look for solutions for a better future.

Judith KloseVice chairwoman of the Willy Brandt Center Association

We need your help in order to realize our ideas, and to implement our projects on a long-term basis.
Become a supporting member or send a donation – small or large. All contributions are greatly appreciated!

Projects

Politics, education, culture! With our projects we strive to support both our local partners,
and to contribute to peace in the region. We work with political activists, young people from youth organizations, and artists.

Young Leadership

A team of young political activists, from Germany, Israel, and Palestine, works together to organize seminars about a two-State solution, security, social justice, and sustainability. Here in the center, dealing with difficult topics is made possible through trust and cooperation amongst participants. Read more

Peace Education

“We choose life, we choose peace.” This quotation comes from a collective letter of all youth organizations involved in the project to their members. Read more

Social Art – Bridging the Gap

Artists from both sides are looking for common ground with different forms of artistic expression, and alternatives beyond the mainstream. From art exhibitions to hip-hop productions, from movie nights to poetry slams – here creativity is never limited.  Read more

Supported by the Federaly Ministery for Development · in cooperation with the Forum Civil Peace Service