FES Afghanistan

The FES office in Kabul was established in 2002. Due to the current situation in Afghanistan, our office had to be permanently closed in 2021. Our aim was to strengthen democratic institutions and civil society. The Foundation's work in Afghanistan focused in particular on the exchange of ideas and discussion on the following topics: youth and politics, political participation of women and gender mainstreaming, conflict transformation and reconciliation, media and freedom of speech, strengthening civil society, parliamentary and provincal council and political party cooperation.

The Foundation's activities were conducted mostly in collaboration with local non-governmental organizations and relevant state agencies through various events such seminars, workshops, round-table discussions, trainings and publications. You can browse through our publications and digital library from our website. FES Afghanistan also supported international dialogue by supporting the exchange of delegations, experts, academics and senior journalists in the region and around the globe.

FES in Afghanistan: Helping to build the leadership of tomorrow

FES in Afghanistan: Helping to build the leadership of tomorrow

Afghanistan continues to face intense challenges on all fronts. But the perseverance of the Afghan people, with international support, has produced the best-educated generation in recent history—with an immense appetite... More

Our Projects in Afghanistan

Social Justice and Inclusion

Social Justice and Inclusion

A key component of FES international mission is the promotion of social justice and labor standards in developing economies. More

Peace and Security

Peace and Security

Out of the 100 years since Afghanistan became a sovereign and independent state, four decades have been heavily shaped by political conflict, crises and war. More

Empowering the Next Generation

Empowering the Next Generation

Afghanistan has one of the youngest demographics in the world. Some 50 percent of Afghans have been born after 2001 and grew up both with the promise of peace and democracy and the frustrations and trauma of a seemingly... More

Regional Cooperation

Regional Cooperation

For centuries, Afghanistan had been at the center of cultural exchange between Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Today, it remains closely linked to developments in its immediate and wider neighborhood, not only through... More

What is Social Democracy?

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Afghanistan

Hiroshimastraße 17 and 28
10785 Berlin

 

Selected Events

Selected Publications

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