The empowerment of civil society is an essential step in establishing and consolidating sustainable democratic structures. The FES supports Syrian civil society organisations in various ways. More
The political education programme works with young Syrians to provide forums for open debate, gain historical knowledge and a deeper understanding of contemporary political and social issues, and develop their skills as... More
Culture and Media
FES supports the creative work of Syrian artists, writers and film makers, and provides context-specific support to independent media projects that promote the vision of a pluralistic, peaceful and democratic Syria. More
The human rights programme seeks to help Syrians advocate more effectively for the adherence to international human rights standards in their country, strengthen the rule of law and contribute towards truth and... 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.