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Activism Festival

National Network: 
Israel
Address: 
Ein Iron, 37910
Ein-Iron
Israel
Telephone: 
9722-522-904970
Telephone (other): 
9722-54-7916981
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2010
General Information: 

During the last few years, a positive process of awakening is taking place among a growing number of people who desire a change, in face of the complexity of our reality. Environmental, social and ethical issues are inter-twined with one another and raise many questions regarding our function as a society and as individuals in this reality, Most of which find it hard to express and fulfill this intention.
Creating a space that allows and encourages personal empowerment, acquiring of knowledge, cooperation and action, Is an essential and necessary part in the ongoing process of making a difference.
From these foundations arises the need for an open meeting place, which will allow a gathering and a shared learning; A space where different individuals and organizations can exchange views and ideas, plan joint work, extend their activity's limits and draw encouragement and strength from each other.

Mission and Objectives: 

"Activism festival" is the annual gathering for social change and sustainability in Israel and its vicinity.
The Festival is part of a long-term process that encourages responsibility by supporting entrepreneurship which have sustainable impact on the local society. The festival is the peak point of the year: The place where initiatives are shaped.
We do this by creating a platform in which grassroots organizations and independent activists meet, and new collaborations grow.
The festival is also open to the public. Every person can arrive, enjoy a massive cultural event, get inspired and become active in society.
Objectives:
• To strengthen the ties and interrelations among grassroots organizations and the general public
• To empower participating individuals, according to the freedom of infor-mation and media
• To encourage the development of initiatives which create and support a sustainable lifestyle and promote a sustainable society

Main Projects / Activities: 

1. Activism Festival: In 2011, the festival will put its emphasis on coexistence. The festival will be held in a region cohabitated by Muslim, Christian and Jewish villages in Israel. Along with the already-established activities, Local industries will be invited to take part in creating initiatives with the community; a dialogue tent will hold forums and debates about the possibility of long-term collaborations, and the economics and logistics frame of the festival will support local traders and farmers.
2. Sustainability: Educational demonstrations of sustainable facilities, and distributing equipment and facilities for a community of 100 organizations.
3. Rehabilitation: Active rehabilitation and greening of the area in which the festival resides.
3. Education: Working with youth groups on subjects of sustainability, leadership and community building skills; Activist seminars and organizational skills building workshops
4. Support: supporting and resource-allocating for the participating organizations throughout the year.

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Premshay Hermon
Head of the organisation: 
Nir Giron
Contact (2) Full Name: 
Nir Giron