In cooperation with the Arlozorov Forum, FES Israel organized an expert meeting on social democratic budgeting on March 4, 2022, moderated by Yaara Mann of the Berl Katznelson Foundation.
Among the roundabout 30 participants were MK Mossi Raz, representatives of the Histadrut, researchers from the Arlozorov Forum and advisors to MKs.
After a kick-off presentation, key economic issues were discussed together with Jakob von Weizsäcker, Chief Economist of the German Federal Ministry of Finance, and Prof. Dr. Sebastian Dullien, Research Director at the Macroeconomic Policy Institute of the Hans-Böckler Foundation.
In addition, experiences and insights from Germany were shared, for instance on the effects of the increase of the minimum wage or how trade unions and trade union-related institutes can influence public discourse.
In further meetings with the Arlozorov Forum and various departments of the Histadrut, the focus was on international networking and academic exchange.
All participants showed great interest in the events, which marked another significant step in scientific cooperation between social democratic forces in Israel and Germany.