About FES in Egypt

Photo: Central Cairo and major hotels, as seen from the Cairo Tower, located on Gezira Island in the Nile by Nathan Hughes Hamilton, Flickr.com (CC BY 2.0)

Inspired by its general aims to promote democracy and social justice, to support economic and social development, as well as to advocate for human rights and gender equality, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) started working in Egypt in 1976. The office operates in cooperation with local partners within the framework of an agreement with the Egyptian government. This agreement was endorsed by Presidential Decree 139/1976 and by the Egyptian parliament. The agreement was renewed in 1988, endorsed by Presidential Decree 244/1989 and approved by the Egyptian parliament.

The Egyptian uprising of 2011 was driven by demands for profound social and political change. Responding to these aspirations will be the main challenge for stakeholders and the whole of Egyptian society during the coming years. FES is ready to assist the Egyptian people during this transition process.

40th Anniversary of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Egypt Office

FES cooperates with Egyptian partners in the following topics

Environment & Sustainable Development
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Environment & Sustainable Development

In the field of environment, the FES`s objective is to support environmental policies, to raise environmental awareness, and to...
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Socio-economic Development
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Socio-economic Development

The FES cooperates with governmental and non-governmental organizations that contribute to socio-political discourse in order to...
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Empowerment of Civil Society
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Empowerment of Civil Society

Special attention is given to the participation of young people in our activities. Therefore, the FES cooperates with different...
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Cooperation and International Dialogue
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Cooperation and International Dialogue

The FES has eleven offices in the Middle East and North Africa region. "We believe in the importance of international dialogue as...
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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Egypt Office

4, El Saleh Ayoub Street
11211 Zamalek
Cairo - Egypt

002 02 27371656-8
002 02 27371659

fes(at)fes-egypt.org

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FES in the MENA Region

The region of the Middle East and North Africa includes the Arab world, Israel and Iran. This region is characterized by a limited integration and an extreme heterogeneity in terms of language, culture, and religion on the one hand.

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