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 never ending war. It will be up to them to build peace, good governance and social and economic opportunities for everyone. Although tremendous challenges persist in all those areas, the unprecedently high level of education amongst the country’s youth is accompanied by an impressive motivation for change. Many of the country’s finest young minds are using their skills to seek opportunities elsewhere and attempts to reverse the brain drain have been undermined by insecurity and a lack of reforms to end e.g. corruption. With more than six million Afghans live outside of the country, its abilities to retain and attract talent and skilled labor are evidently limited and weak.

FES promotes the sustainable inclusion of young voices in decision-making in all areas of Afghanistan politics and society and empowers their voices in the national and international debate on current developments and trends. Through capacity building formats, conferences and workshops FES provides a platform of exchange on responsible leadership for future Afghan leaders and their peers inside the country and around the world.

News & Events

| Empowering the Next Generation, Social Justice and Inclusion | Event, News

The future is now! Young Afghans join forces for inclusion and equality

With the peace process gaining traction, it certainly takes decisive action to use the full potential of women leadership in Afghanistan!


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03/29/2020 | Empowering the Next Generation, Social Justice and Inclusion | Event, News

Three A's in Gender Equality in Afghanistan: (Self-)Awareness, Alliances and Action!

In the third and final women empowerment workshop of FES Afghanistan & Philia, YLFees explored community leadership and alliances for equality!


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Publications

Watkins, Andrew; Sharan, Timor

Europe's engagement in Afghanistan post-2021

Uncertainty, pragmatism, and continued partnership
Kabul, 2020

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Watkins, Andrew; Sharan, Timor

Afghanistan and the transatlantic relationship

The future of U.S.-European cooperation
Kabul, 2020

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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Afghanistan

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Afghanistan

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