FES has launched a new course with its new partner, the social movement “Israel 2050“, which works to improve the social and economic reality in Israel. Israel 2050 sees its primary tool for achieving its goals in strengthening civil society’s influence on democratic institutions. The network of engaged citizens is changing the weighting and focus of the institutions in favor of the broader public interest.
Around 40 young adults, members of six working groups (education, media, climate change, transport, finance, employment), students and employees in both the public and private sectors, business people, and social activists in the third sector, were introduced to the structure and content of the program of the course, which runs until next summer.
FES-Israel has taken on the working group on employment as part of its cooperation with Israel 2050. The aim is to bring about a change in employment policy in order to adapt the labor market to the challenges of the 21st century and increase the productivity of the Israeli economy.