State of Bavaria’s Israel Office
The Office for Economy, Science, Technology, Education and Youth Exchange of Bavaria in Israel was opened in December 2017 and is based in Tel Aviv.
Under the leadership of Bavaria’s State Chancellery, the State of Bavaria’s Israel Office promotes collaboration between Bavarian and Israeli actors in a wide range of fields, thereby expanding and further deepening the close relations with Israel.
One of the central tasks of the office is to promote the economic exchange, particularly in future-oriented fields such as mobility, health, industry 4.0 and sustainable food production.
Another important aspect is cultivating Bavarian-Israeli relations in the fields of culture and education (student and youth exchange, teacher exchange, culture of remembrance, cultural projects) as well as science and innovation (establishing research cooperation and university partnerships).
Bavaria and Israel maintain friendly and close relations for many years.
The economic relations between Bavaria and Israel are being actively developed since 2009. On the one hand, Israeli companies are supported when entering the Bavarian market. Similarly, Bavaria’s companies are supported with expansion plans to Israel and with the growth of their local network.
The Scientific Coordination Office (WKS) Bavaria-Israel promotes the exchange and cooperation between Bavarian and Israeli scientists since 2018.
Cooperation with Israel has been an essential element of Bavaria’s international youth work since the 1950s. The Bavarian Youth Council (BJR) was one of the first German organizations to establish relations with Israel in 1958.
Moreover, the foundation “Youth Exchange Bavaria”, established in 2021, focuses on projects with Israeli partners in its activities.
The Bavarian-Israeli Educational Cooperation (BiBiKo) promotes school and extracurricular education through encounters between Israeli and Bavarian actors.
The State of Bavaria’s Israel Office contributes to the continous expansion of Bavarian-Israeli relations since its opening in December 2017. Due to its broad area of responsibility, the Office can build bridges between Bavarian and Israeli actors and thus creating further opportunities for cooperation.