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The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a non-profit organization committed to the values of social democracy and the oldest of... more

Friedrich Ebert

Friedrich Ebert served as the first President of the Weimar Republic from 1919 to 1925. He advocated the development of parliamentary democracy, viewed himself as the president of all Germans, and was committed to a politics geared to social balance and compromise.


FES Syria Project

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) established its Syria Project in 2012, which works regionally towards strengthening progressive Syrian actors to effectively contribute to a democratic transformation process. 


Syria Project

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Hiroshimastraße 17 and 28
D-10785 Berlin

+49 (0)30 26 935-7495
+49 (0)30 26 935-9244



Journalism and Creative Writing. A Handbook for Citizen-Journalists in Conflict Areas.
Doha Hassan, Beirut: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 2016

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The Coast in Conflict: Migration, Sectarianism, and Decentralization in Syria’s Latakia and Tartus Governorates
Kheder Khaddour, Beirut: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 2016

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Activism in Difficult Times: Civil Society Groups in Syria 2011 - 2014
Rana Khalaf; Oula Ramadan; Friederike Stolleis, Beirut: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung & Badael, 2015 - Arabic script

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