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.
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