FES Syria Project

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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. Project activities aim at enabling civil society organizations, youth groups and progressive political movements to participate in the political discourse and to help build sustainable peace in Syria. The FES Syria Project also supports independent research to contribute to the discussion and analysis of relevant political and socio-economic issues. Finally, it seeks to encourage a pluralistic and active Syrian civil society through promoting media initiatives and cultural events.

The FES Syria Project cooperates with a number of Syrian partners and supports their work through seminars, capacity building workshops, and small grants for project activities and research.

Syria Project

Berliner Häuser
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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