The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung's political education programme works with young Syrians to develop their skills and help them gain the confidence they need to play an active leadership role in politics and public life. More
Social injustice is one of the root causes of the Syrian conflict. Only if the causes of inequality and injustice are addressed, will there be scope for a peaceful and socially just future for all Syrians. More
A vibrant civil society is the cornerstone of a democratic society. With this in mind, FES seeks to empower and support Syrian civil society organisations and activists in various different ways. More
FES Syria Project seeks to promote a better understanding of Syria’s contemporary history, as well as its political, economic and social development. By supporting young academics and analysts with independent research... More
Peace and Security
FES supports Syrian and feminist voices, a human security approach and inclusive reconciliation processes towards sustainable peace in Syria. More
Syrian women have proven to be resilient and active, however they still face political, social and economic inequality. FES supports Syrian feminists and women’s rights organisations in their efforts to create a more... More
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a non-profit German foundation funded by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, and headquartered in Bonn and Berlin. It was founded in 1925 and is named after Germany's first democratically elected President, Friedrich Ebert. FES is committed to the advancement of both socio-political and economic development in the spirit of social democracy, through civic education, research, and international cooperation. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is the oldest political foundation in Germany.