PALGER Workshop for German-Palestinian Projects

From 10 - 12 September 2019, an evaluation and kick-off workshop for the joint German-Palestinian projects funded under PALGER 2015 & 2017 will be held in Ramallah. The PALGER funding programme is intended to establish long-term German-Palestinian research cooperations and thus strengthen the sustainability of Palestinian universities and research institutions. Its focus is particularly on junior scientists.

10 - 12 September 2019 | Ramallah, Autonomous Palestinian Territories

The second evaluation and kick-off workshop will provide a forum for Palestinian and German PIs of the first and second PALGER cycles to share their impressions, to engage in technical and cooperation exchanges, and to give recommendations for improving future research collaboration within the framework of the PALGER funding programme.

A total of 14 projects were funded under the first joint call 'PALGER 2015' in 2016-2019.

In September 2018, the bilateral Steering Committee confirmed the joint funding of 14 other projects from the second round of calls for 'PALGER 2017'. These will now be funded in the period 2019-2021.

The planned event will strengthen further network activities within the PALGER science and research community. Both sides intend to give new impetus to the strategic development of bilateral cooperation in science, research and innovation, for example through introducing new support programmes involving industrial partners and further developing joint activities.

The second evaluation and kick-off workshop will be jointly organised by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in cooperation with DLR-PT.

The 2-day workshop will begin on September 10 with a joint opening by the German-Palestinian Steering Committee. On 12th September, a visit of Palestinian universities and research institutions and the individual exchange between the joint research projects will follow.

The bilateral PALGER steering committee will also meet during the workshop. Among other things, it will discuss concrete steps for a further PALGER joint call in autumn 2019.


Susanne Ruppert-Elias
Tel. +49 228 3821 1487