The Fourth German-Palestinian Municipal Partnership Conference
September 24-27, Bruehl, Germany
Picture by: Jürgen Maria Waffenschmidt
WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT
The objective of the “German-Palestinian municipal partnerships” project launched by Engagement Global’s Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW) in 2015 is to make a contribution to economic and social development in Palestine, to strengthen Palestinian municipalities and local institutions and to support German-Palestinian municipal cooperation and partnerships. Throughout various formats of municipal know-how exchange, experience and knowledge are shared by informing, networking and advising, which in turn promotes and fosters new projects.
To deepen and expand German-Palestinian municipal partnership relations, SKEW and its partners hold the German-Palestinian municipal partnership conference every two years, the host country alternating every year.
The 2019 conference takes place in Bruehl, Germany. Bruehl has recently established municipal relations with the Palestinian city of Battir and joined the partnership network. The conference is implemented by the Service Agency together with the Local Governance Reform Program (LGRP) of GIZ in cooperation with the municipality of Bruehl.
This years' conference builds upon the 2014 German-Palestinian municipal partnership conferences in Ramallah and Bethlehem, the 2015 conference in Jena, and the 2017 conference in Jericho.
Framework conditions and key fields of action for German-Palestinian municipal development cooperation are highlighted by way of expert lectures, panel discussions, visits of local municipal projects and various group work sessions. Starting points and cooperation opportunities for existing and new partnership projects are outlined.
All hotels serve breakfast from 07:00 - 08:15 at the same hotel.
Participants staying at H+ gather in the Hotel Lobby at 08:15 to go to the Bus with Petra.
Participants staying at Balthasar gather at Restaurant at 08:30 to go with Bakir.
Participants staying at Am Stern gather in the Hotel Lobby at 08:30 to go to with Maram.
AGENDA AT A GLANCE
Bilateral WG I
Bilateral WG II