Who we are?
The Center for Cooperation and Advancement (CCA) was established in 2003. The center’s activities are conducted in Russian, in partnership with MASHAV and in cooperation with governmental and non-governmental international organizations, including USAID, IOM, the Soros Foundation, the World Bank, UNDP, and others.

CCA focuses on societies undergoing significant processes of transformation:
• From centralized to free markets economies,
• From political dictatorship to democracy
• From poverty to social and economic advance.
In addition, the CCA supports: Research for new technologies, the initiation and promotion of start-up projects and the transfer of technologies. 

The professional programs are application oriented: Participants learn to combine theory and reality by developing creative thinking and finding both traditional and modern responses; Training courses and workshops aim to develop a process which may be described as “self-doing” by adapting the methods learned in Israel to the realities of the participant’s home country.

Our uniqueness:
• Territorial specialization: Russia and the former Soviet Union.
• 14 years of experience in the development, planning and execution of MASHAV courses and close cooperation with organizations and goverernmental bodies in the target countries.
• Long years of working relationships connected us to a wide array of organizations and facilities, enabled us to work with new factors and sources of information operating in Israel.
  • Courses offered based directly on needs /  requests from our target countries. 
  • Experienced staff and coordinators. 
• Practical work experience in the former Soviet Union and vast knowledge with the factors associated with our areas of activity.
• Ability to conduct courses in the countries of the former Soviet Union and with experts from Israel.
• Our Center has a "track record of courses that became projects or implemented governmental policies in our target countries. 

A part of our courses and programs subjects:
• Education- mainly integration of disabled children in educational system".           
• “Police and Community”,  which teaches public and community leaders about local and communal security in cooperation with the country's police force. 
• The role of NGOs as a significant factor in providing social welfare, fundraising services and activities to the community. 
• Leadership in Democratic Societies.
• Transition to a Market Economy.
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
• The Role of Mass Media in Civil Society.
• Media Strategies for Social Change.
• Scientific Research in Israel and the development of technologies.
• Technological Innovation and entrepreneurship through enhancing the knowledge base of industry.

In 2012, over 190 professionals from 12 countries from the Former Soviet Union participated in our International courses and programs  in Israel.