eco design forum

ECO DESIGN FORUM international
Israel and Palestine

Focus of interest of the ECO DESIGN FORUM (EDF) international are the stories of designers all over the world who explore green ideas and develop sustainable products. The kick-off event of this new workshop and networking sequence is our journey to Israel and Palestine!

We invite you to join us from 25th to 29th October 2016 to Tel Aviv/Israel as well as Bethlehem, Auja/Palestine. The first workshop will take place on October 25th/26th 2016 in Tel Aviv, the second on October 28th/29th in the Auja Ecocenter near Jericho.

This sounds exciting and you would like to take part in the workshops in Israel and Palestine? We will be glad to welcome you, participation is free! The only costs the participants must cover are the travel expenses. In the following you will find our preliminarily programme, our application form and further information. If you have any questions, we would be more than happy to answer them. You can reach us by writing an e-mail to or by phone at +49 221 579 60 76. We look forward to hearing from you!

With the EDF international we are concentrating on the relevance of design and art in an economic and social contexts. Workshops, networking events and field trips are going to shine a light on the sustainability scenes of design and art in Israel, Palestine and Germany. Additionally we are welcoming guests from our twin towns Istanbul/Turkey and Barcelona/Spain.

Designers, artists, creative thinkers and cultural protagonists are meeting up with sustainability experts to exchange thoughts about the relevance of design and art in the fields of economy and society and to learn from each other.

The workshops – on the one hand – will be focusing on how sustainability can grow into a unique selling proposition within the creative industries. On the other hand, we want to take a closer look at how more and more designers are recognising their social and ecological responsibility and have started dedicating themselves to sustainability. We actively want to support designers, artists and other creative people in their efforts to positively influence society, educational systems, culture and the economy.

Therefore we are planning two workshop blocks, two days each, in Tel Aviv as well as Auja, combined with field trips in Tel Aviv and Bethlehem and other exciting locations of local creativity and sustainability.

For further information you can click the squares below.

We are organising the EDF Israel and Palestine as a cooperation partner of the City of Cologne at the Cologne twin towns Bethlehem und Tel Aviv. This project is sponsored by Engagement Global throught funds of the federal Land of North Rhine-Westphalia.

eco design forum – Partner engagement global
Ministery NRW
Heinrich Boell Stiftung Israel