The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung established the Palestine & Jordan Office in Ramallah in 1999. The foundation is a catalyst for green visions and projects, a think tank for policy reform, and an international network. We work with well over 100 project partners in approximately 60 countries and currently maintain 30 international offices.
About the Green Political Foundation:
The Heinrich Böll Foundation (in German Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung) is part of the Green political movement that has developed worldwide as a response to the traditional politics of socialism, liberalism, and conservatism. Our main tenets are ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self-determination and justice.
We place particular emphasis on gender democracy, meaning social emancipation and equal rights for women and men. We are also committed to equal rights for cultural and ethnic minorities and to the societal and political participation of immigrants. Finally, we promote non-violence and proactive peace policies.
The Heinrich Böll Foundation is part of the Green political movement and seeks to encourage and facilitate cross-border initiatives and regional cooperation. Our activities are guided by the fundamental political values of universal human rights, ecology, democracy, solidarity, and nonviolence.
Working independently as a nonprofit organization with headquarters in Berlin, hbs maintains close ties to the German party Alliance 90/the Greens and
receives financial support mainly from the German Ministry of Development and Economic Cooperation (BMZ). With an extensive network of offices in around 40 countries and funding projects in more than 60 countries all over the world, hbs constitutes a think tank of green visions and projects.
The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students of all subjects and nationalities per year, who are pursuing their degrees at universities, universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’), or universities of the arts (‘Kunsthochschulen’). We expect our scholarship recipients to have excellent academic records, to be socially and politically engaged, and to have an active interest in the basic values of the foundation: ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self determination and justice.
Please note: these scholarships are organised through the Berlin office only. Please see http://www.boell.de/en/foundation/scholarships for more details.
Palestine & Jordan Office:
The regional office for Palestine and Jordan was opened in the city of Ramallah in 1999. We work in three main programs: Environmental Justice, Democracy and Human Rights, and Policy Analysis.
We have close partnerships with more than 20 local organizations in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Jordan. Our partners are committed to the values of human rights, democracy, gender equality and environmental sustainability. Our relationship with our partners is based on mutual trust and cooperation rather than a partner - donor relationship.
Hbs partners carry out various activities including capacity building workshops, conferences, policy papers, awareness campaigns, advocacy and lobbying, publications, film- making and media projects, among others.
Furthermore, hbs organizes debates and round tables and welcomes delegations, primarily from Germany, to provide them with background information on the political and environmental situation in Palestine and Jordan. We also publish books, reports, researches and newsletters.
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Hbs – Palestine and Jordan offers 3-month internships at its office in Ramallah, Palestine for university students and young professionals.