DI has developed tools for assessment and evaluation and uses them to help other civil society organizations as well as foundations in their assessment processes.
Building training programs and work processes
partnerships with civil society organizations
Involvement in the organization Tzav Pius
accompanying schools looking to integrate secular and religious education streams
A joint initiative with the Society for the Protection Of Nature In Israel to build a process connecting between democracy and environment
partnership with Shacharit, Zionism 2000, Kolot, Shatil, and Shel to create an urban process that connects the abilities of these organizations
Working with the Merchavim Institute to building a training process for Arab teachers working in Jewish schools
Working with the Lemerchav program to train staff and support processes of change
Building training programs for the Israeli Scouts Movement based on the concept of project based learning (PBL)


DI has been involved in the establishment of similar institutions in Europe and in the US, the Institute for Democratic Education in America (IDEA)

Freedom Centered Workplace Recognition as a based freedom and trust working place by the national organization Worldblu

Public Participation Recognition as an NGO that leads Public Participation by the International Association for Public Participation

Members of ALDA Organization
The European Association for local democracy, That engaging communities and stakeholders

DI is the Israeli representative of Big Picture Learning – an organization which designs schools which put children at the center of their own learning
DI has accompanied the process of community cooperation in designing a school system in the Canary Islands
DI, in conjunction with the Israeli Foreign Ministry, has been involved in the process of training preschools in Ghana
DI’s academic partnerships include a joint degree program in Israel for Jewish professionals with Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership and partnerships and student exchanges with Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany.
DI is a member of the Israeli friends of High Tech High (HTH) which aims to implement similar school models in Israel.


The Democratic Institue does not deal with policy in the classic form of legislation and lobbying, but with advising policy makers and building models that can do the scaling for them to a national level and influence policy bottom up.
Advise and accompaniment of two national reforms:
* The reform of the second aide in preschools * The reform of leading preschool teachers
Advise for the director of the preschool branch in manners of policy implementation, including instruction and guiding staff of supervisors and the Ministry of Education
Design urban educational policy – in the framework of “education cities” of The Institute for Democratic Education
Development of pedagogic educational policy in the city of Holon
Development of the program “Spaces of Independence” in preschool education in Ramat Gan
“Bat Yam Model for Personal Education” – a model that became part of the national reform that took effect in all of the junior high schools in Israel
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