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Call for Applications: Global Politics Summer School Jordan 2018

Dear students,

The Middle East is in disarray, millions of refugees are fleeing Syria, Iraq and other countries for safer shores. Palestinian refugees in these countries are being uprooted again and search for a secure haven. Migrants are wandering in search of opportunities and a future. In times of globalization, what are the challenges facing them, what are opportunities that they and their families have? How do Middle East countries cope with this situation and what does it mean for Europe? How do the youth in Europe and the Middle East cope with the uncertainty? What rights do migrant workers have and are these rights guaranteed and protected?

These and more questions will be discussed in the “Global Politics Summer School” in Jordan. The school is organized jointly by the Center for Global Politics of the Freie Universität Berlin and the German-Jordanian University in Amman. It will take place between 28 August to 9 September 2018 in Amman, Jordan.

Are you interested? Then sign up for the Summer School. Hurry up, the deadline is the 15th of July 2018. Please find the details below. For more information, contact our office.


Call for Applications: Conducting Training on Effective Communication and Presentation Skills

Terms of References

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Palestine & Jordan is looking for a consultant to develop and conduct a 3-days training for partner organizations working in the field of human rights and individual human rights activists on presentation skills, dealing with and addressing various groups/delegations, preparing info kits and protocols for visits/tours. Please press on the link for the TOR.

Call for Applications: Training on Investigative Journalism

The Heinrich Boell Stiftung Palestine & Jordan, welcomes applicants to a 3-day training workshop. Topic: “Strengthening the legal and social status and enhancing the protection of migrant workers in Jordan and the region”. Date: 24 – 26 June 2018 Place: Amman, Jordan. For further information and the application form, please click on photo. Deadline for application: 27.05.2018


Hbs is looking for a consultant to conduct a 2-3 days training for journalists on reporting on human trafficking, the situation of migrant workers and cases of violations of the rights of migrant workers. The outputs to be delivered: 1) the preparation of training modules and training material, and 2) conduct a 2-3 days training for approx. 25 journalists. Please read the Terms of References and send us an application

Call for Applications: Global Politics Fall School Jordan 2017

Dear students,

The “Global Politics Fall School” in Jordan this year will disscuss the cities in global times. The school is organized jointly by the German-Jordanian University in Amman and the Center for Global Politics in Freie Universität Berlin. It will take place between September 28 to 8th of October 2017 in Amman, Jordan.

Are you interested? Then sign up for the Fall School. Hurry up, the deadline is the 30th  of August. For more information contact our office.

The Importance of Civil Societies

To stand up for civil societies worldwide our Berlin headquarters are launching the Global Perspective Conference on “The Future of Civil Spaces” with over 160 international participants. In coordination with the conference the Heinrich Böll Foundation also launched the Civic Charter which is the global framework for people’s participation and aims to protect civil societies. The charter calls on governments to guarantee and protect civil societies.

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What we do

During the last years citizens in the Middle East have increasingly been demanding active participation in decision making with regards to their political and social future. Nevertheless, the outcome of revolutions, movements, and transformations are yet unknown. Many fear instability and new authoritarianism, but the crucial role of civil societies in the region in this process is clear. This applies to Palestine and Jordan as well.
In cooperation with local Partners in the West Bank, Gaza, and Jordan, hbs supports projects which aim to encourage political democratic reform actors and media producers, in order to increase opportunities for social and political participation, and reforms. In all its activities, the hbs emphasises the special importance of gender democracy.

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