This fellowship aims to assess how Israel and Germany can cooperate to profit from their different experiences in response to climate threats.
The Israel Public Policy Institute (IPPI) and Heinrich-Böll-Foundation provide young professionals in the field of climate security, adaptation and mitigation with the opportunity to take part in its paid Fellowship Program ‘Climate Security – German and Israeli Perspectives’.
The fellowship will provide upcoming researchers in the field of climate change adaptation and mitigation with the opportunity to work at the Tel Aviv offices of EcoPeace Middle East, a unique organization that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists. The Fellows gain first-hand experience in transnational environmental protection and learn about the management of shared resources.
In the course of the program, the fellow is required to write a policy paper on climate security and opportunities for cooperation across regions to contribute to the growing understanding of climate change as a threat to security. As part of the program, the Fellows analyse the issue at hand, define challenges and reflect on best practices from Israel and Germany.
The fellowship will take place in Israel for a duration of four months between February 2019 and July 2019. Selected applicants will receive a monthly stipend of 750€ for their participation in the Fellowship.
Tel Aviv, Israel
February - June 2019
What Fellows Say
"The fellowship proved to be incredibly stimulating both professionally and personally. I was given the opportunity to interact with and learn from researchers from Israel and around the world. "
"The IPPI Fellowship has enabled me to pursue my own policy research while gaining valuable, hands-on professional experience in two very different organizations."
"I strongly recommend the fellowship to young professionals, who aim to gain experiences in a unique political and organizational environment."
"As a visiting Fellow at the IPPI, I was able to gain profound insights into the current security debate in the country and closely work with some of the leading policy-makers and experts in the field. "
“I look forward to carrying the experience I gained working at the Prime Minister’s Office in Israel to my new position at the Chancellor's office in Berlin, where I will be shaping digital transformation processes in Germany. German and Israel have a special relationship -- the fellowship greatly contributed to my understanding of our mutual interests.”
“What I enjoyed most during my time at the IPPI was the freedom to research, the intellectual exchange with other fellows, and the possibility to immerse into Israel’s academic community.”
“As an IPPI fellow, I felt incredibly energized by my working environment and the amount of responsibility I was entrusted with from the onset.”