SHATIL last week launched a first-of-its-kind program in which 18 key public sector officials and economics and public policy students will receive theoretical and practical training in economics, democracy and civil society. The two-year-program, conducted in cooperation with the Hebrew University's School of Public Policy and Government, aims to increase the social and economic knowledge and awareness of the participants, while strengthening the professional capacity of the social change organizations in which the participants will do a practicum. Participants come from the Ministries of Absorption, Communication and Health and the Tel Aviv and Nazareth municipalities, among other public bodies.
“We are proud of this pioneering program that aims for a new economic discourse,” said SHATIL Director, Rachel Liel. “The program reflects SHATIL’s new strategic focus on developing new social change agents with the potential to influence social and economic policy.”
The program was funded through the generous support of the Richard & Rhoda Goldman Fund.