Program Overview

The Program for Oct. 2017 will be published in May 2017.

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1 Canaan Conference

15th, 17th and 18th December 2014

Rotes Rathaus

Jüdenstraße 1, 10178 Berlin-Mitte


Monday, 15th December

Rotes Rathaus

10:00 – 12:00 am  Arrival participants

11:00 – 12:00  am   Press Conference

                                               Ferdinand-Friedensburg-Saal 338

02:00 – 03:00 pm   Meeting  participants

                                                Quick refreshments

03:00 – 04:00 pm    Conference line-up

                                               Sign up

                                               Contact portraits´ formation for photo wall

                                               Partition with „Roadmap for Peace“ – Proposals

04:00 – 06:00 pm     Who is who? – Introduction of participants  

06:00 – 08:00 pm    Workshop  UNSCR 1325 – an Introduction

                                                 Bettina Metz-Rolshausen

                                                 UN-Women National Comittee  Germany e.V.

08:00 – 09:00 pm          Dinner



Tuesday, 16th  December

Villa Elisabeth


( not public )


09:00 – 10:30 am    Welcome words

                                         Briefing daily schedule

                                          Briefing World Café principles  

10:30 – 01:00 pm   World Café Round 1


                                          What has to happen for Israel and the Palestinian Territories to become a peaceful, free and liveable                                           region for everyone?

01:00 – 01:30 pm     Lunch

01:30 – 02:00 pm    Setting-up information desks. 



Tuesday 16th December

Villa Elisabeth

Public – Afternoon


01:00 pm    Entry for Public Event

                           Welcome words by Ina Edelkraut

                           Project Coordination Canaan Project

02:00 pm    Welcome words by Karin Nordmeyer

                            UN Women National Comittee Germany e.V.

02:05 pm    Welcome words by Birgitta Strunk 

                             Senate Chancellery Africa and Middle East Department

02:15 pm    Lectures:

                             UNSCR 1325: Women, Peace, Security ?

                             Significance and opportunities for Palestine, Israel and Germany

                             Khalida Abu Soboh

                             UNSCR 1325 National Forum Palestine

                             Keren Shemesh-Perlmutter

                             Israeli Civil Society UNSCR 1325 Action Plan  

                             Karin Nordmeyer

                             Chairwoman UN Women National Committee Germany e.V.

03:00 pm     Welcome words by Ilonka Boltze

                             Head of Unit Middle East, South Caucasus and Central Asia

                             Brot für die Welt – evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst 

03:05 pm    Film-Screening   „Within the Eye of the Storm”

                             Documentation about the Israeli / Palestinian “Parents Circle” 

04:15 pm     Talk about the film    -engl.-

                             Shelley Hermon, Director „Within the Eye of the Storm“

                              Robi Damelin, Parents Circle

                              Aysheh Hashem Aqtam, Parents Circle

05:00 pm     Foyer talks for visitors with the participating organisations

06:00 pm – Best Practice

                              25  participating organisations present their work

Project Center for Partnership Israel / Palestine

Talat Alaiyan Foundation

Association of Friends of Givat Haviva Germany

Cooking for Peace

Women Jerusalem Link

 Between the Lines

 Friendship across Borders

Parents Circle

Peres Center for Peace

 Mahapach Taghir

Isha L´Ísha

Women in Action   

 New Profile

Women Wage Peace

Shorouq Society for Women

 Seeds  of  Peace

 One Voice Movement

Yalla Young Leaders

Israel loves Palestine – Palestine loves Israel (The Peace Factory)


Café Palestine, Freiburg

German-Palestinian-Israeli Student Exchange

Voice by Voice

Frauen für Frieden

Local Aid Coordination Secretary Palestine

07:20 pm   Cyra – piano concert in trialogue (


07:40 pm  Impulse: Waltraud Dahs

                          Federal Ministry of  Family Affairs, Seniors Citizens, Women and Youth

07:45 pm  Panel Discussion

  •           The role of women in Palestinian – Israeli peace talks and peace processes
  •           And what about Berlin? Setting trilateral Study and School

                       Cooperations with Israel and Palestine

                      Canaan – EU Petition  Presentation and Signing

                      Matan Weismann

08:30 pm  Cooking for Peace -Flying Buffet   Get together and Networking



Wednesday, 17th December

Rotes Rathaus


10:00 am   World Café Round 2


                         What can we actually do, to realize our visions?

12:30 pm   Lunch

01:30 pm   World Café Round3


                           What can we as participants of the World Café do, beginning the coming up week? Which role does   Germany take?

04:00 pm     Coffee break

04:15 pm       Round Table: Follow up event Jerusalem 21. September 2015

06:30 pm      Visit of the Barenboim-Said Akademie Berlin

                            Tour guided by Carsten Siebert, Barenboim-Said Akademie Berlin



Thursday, 18th December

Rotes Rathaus

09:00 am  World Café Round 4


                        How can we act as multipliers in our own country?

11:30 am    Coffee break

12:00 pm  Presentation of the results ‘Roadmap for Peace’

01:00 pm  Lunch

02:00 pm  First evaluation

04:00 pm  Departure participants