The 18th Politikva Course was opened by the FES in cooperation with the Berl Katznelson Foundation on the 17th of August in Tel Aviv. The opening was attended by FES project manager Micky Drill. The Politikva courses address young and politically interested men and women and the current course has 25 participants. During the weekly meetings of the course the goal is to provide the participants with knowledge about the different aspects of the Israeli society from a social democratic perspective as well as to equip them with tools for political activities. Until November the participants will have 13 meetings, plus an additional weekend seminar and two excursions.