שיתופים | Cross Sector Dialog



Cross Sector Dialog and Government Participatory Processes

Sheatufim has been leading public participation processes and managing cross-sector roundtables for the government since 2008

Cross Sector Dialog

For the past decade, Sheatufim has been leading a wide range of cross-sector participatory processes at government offices and public agencies. Sheatufim brings to the table a long-standing acquaintance with public participation processes in government and with senior executives from the corporate world and civil society.

Our experience has taught us that ongoing trust and joint professional endeavors, carried out over time, are necessary conditions for advancing cross-sector activities designed to address systemic social issues.

Since 2008, Sheatufim has facilitated over 30 participation processes for eight government offices. They consisted of more than 40,000 hours of discussions in which nearly 1,800 senior executives from government, business, philanthropy and civil society took part, in addition to thousands of participants outside the core circle. Those processes helped to promote legislation and government decisions, produced innovative participation models, and contributed to the development of inter-organizational infrastructures. They also led to new activities, new target audiences, and much more.

The participatory processes that we are currently managing:

The roundtable at the Prime Minister's Office: the roundtable was established in 2008 following insights gained at the Prime Minister's Office following the Second Lebanon War. Sheatufim was chosen to be the professional facilitator the roundtable. The roundtable deals with inter-ministerial and cross-sector issues, regulations pertaining to third sector organizations and other matters at the core of the government's work.

Public participation at the State Comptroller's Office: for the first time in Israel, the Office of the State Comptroller and Ombudsman carried out a structured public participation process. It sought input from the general public about government services provided to elderly nursing care patients. Sheatufim was chosen to plan and manage the public participation process. In the next participation stage, the public will be involved in selecting the topics that the State Comptroller audits.

The cross-sector roundtable at the Ministry of Education: the roundtable, which was formed in 2013, provides infrastructure for holding cross-sector dialogs about topics of common interest. It brings together representatives from the public sector, the business sector, and the third sector – for a shared and often complex process. Sheatufim was chosen to facilitate the roundtable since its establishment.

The roundtable of support systems for Holocaust survivors: this task-oriented roundtable was established in order to create a support system for Holocaust survivors that will address the needs they have apart from financial entitlements – including emotional, social, mental health and physical needs. The roundtable is led by the Holocaust Survivors Rights Authority, the Ministry for Social Equality, the Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors in Israel, and the Claims Conference in Israel. Sheatufim has managed, advised and facilitated this process since 2015.