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Perspectives Issue #15 - Unboxing the Game: the Obvious & the Obscure

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Politics are brimming with metaphoric references to games – be it the famous “Great Game” as the diplomatic confrontation of great powers in Asia at the beginning of the 20th century was referred to, the understanding of strategic moves in a region as a “chess board,” war “theatres” or references to the “players,” the strong of them framed as “actors,” the weak as “pawns”, or the crazy ones behaving like “wild cards.”

Perspectives #14 - Minorities Beyond Ethnic and Religious Divides

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Put ‘Minorities in the Middle East’ into any search engine and a huge volume of articles are displayed insinuating that ethnic, tribal, family and sectarian affiliations are the only relevant factors needed to aid an understanding of the politics and societies of the Maghreb and Mashreq. Be it the often praised ‘mosaic’ of multi-ethnic and multi-religious societies, or the explanation and anticipation of actual and potential conflicts in the Middle East, that are shaped by ethnic, tribal or confessional affiliations, the reading has a flavour of exoticism and orientalism. So for this issue of Perspectives, we decided to ask authors in a broader sense about minority-majority relationships that can, but do not necessarily have to, tackle ethnic or confessional subjects.

Democracy & Human Rights

Heinrich Böll Stiftung Palestine & Jordan concludes a 3-day journalistic training workshop on the rights of migrant workers and human trafficking in the region

In the framework of the project “Strengthening the legal and social status and enhancing the protection of migrant workers in Jordan and the region”, hbs Palestine & Jordan organized a 3-day workshop for 15 journalists from Palestine and Jordan. The participants were trained in investigative reporting on human trafficking, the situation of migrant workers and cases of violations of the rights of migrant workers. The workshop was designed and conducted by hbs´ Amman-based partner, the “Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism” (ARIJ).

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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Environmental Justice

Call for Applications: Participation in COP25

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung- Palestine & Jordan welcomes applications from Palestine and Jordan for participation in the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 25) held in Santiago, Chile from December 2nd-13th, 2019.

Call for Ideas: "Takhayal [Imagine] Ramallah"

We invite scholars, artists, urbanists and interested persons regardless of background or discipline to submit an abstract of up to 250-words, and an image if needed, describing their idea for a contribution to this compendium, "Takhayal Ramallah". 

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Policy Analysis

Call for Applications: Global Politics Summer School Jordan 2019

Call for Applications
The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Global Politics Summer School Jordan, which will take place in Amman from August 18th-29th, 2019 on the topic of "Jordan, Lebanon and the EU: What are their sources of stability in an unruly world?"
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Internships

A Space for new Ideas, Discussions and Exchange

 

The hbs Palestine/ Jordan office in Ramallah opens the doors to its new rooftop conference room. We invite activist groups and NGOs, who share the values of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, to use the meeting room free of charge. It provides space for around 35 people and includes the possibility to project presentations or films.  It has a wonderful, wide view from Ramallah to Jerusalem.

To schedule meetings or acquire further information, please send an e-mail to info@ps.boell.org or call + 972 2 296 1121
The room is available during our office hours from Saturday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
In exceptional cases and with prior agreement meetings are possible outside of the office hours. 

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hbs Brochure

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The hbs office in Ramallah opened in 1999. It currently operates as a regional office with responsibility for Palestine and Jordan. The activities of hbs are guided by the fundamental political values of universal human rights, ecology, democracy, solidarity, and non-violence. The hbs office Ramallah is working in close partnership with currently more than 20 local partner organizations in Gaza, East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Jordan.

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Green Economy is a source of both hope and controversy. For some, it points the way out of permanent environmental and economic crises and promises to reconcile – a long cherished Utopia – ecology and economics. It fosters the hope that we can hang on to our current high standard of material prosperity.

On 2nd October 2017, we celebrated with all our partners and friends the closing of our EU funded project "Advancing the Rights of Vulnerable Palestinian Women and Children in East Jerusalem"