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Mission / Statement

Since 1986, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung promotes a cooperative dialogue between political decision makers and civil society in Cyprus. In collaboration with local, regional and international partners, FES Cyprus organizes workshops, seminars, presentations and conferences. More ...

Our Political Work

The FES is a non-profit-making, private, independent and cultural organisation. It has been active in Cyprus since 1986. The Nicosia office is part of a global network comprising 107 local branches. Between 1986 and 2011, the Cyprus branch was administered by the Athens office, however, since 2011 the FES Cyprus has its own small office in Nicosia. More ...

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Event videos are now available!

We are happy to announce that several of our events are now available on the FES YouTube-Channel. More will be coming soon. Please find the links to the playlists below:

 “Impact of the Economic and Financial Crisis on the Republic of Cyprus”, 29th November 2017
“National, International and Human Security in the Eastern Mediterranean”, 16th November 2017
“Settlement, Demography and Politics in north Cyprus”, 9th November 2017
“Eastern Mediterranean Energy: Moving Forward”, 2nd October 2017
“Gender, Migration and Trafficking in Europe”, 29th September 2017
“Return, Remixing and Reconciliation: Lessons to be Learned”, 26th November 2016
“The Future of Eastern Mediterranean Gas”, 21st November 2016
“Pathways towards sustainable peace”, 3rd – 4th November 2016
“Cyprus-Greece Relations: A Beyond-the-Stereotype Overview”, 3rd November 2016
“Youth Unemployment in Cyprus”, 21st October 2016
“Migration and Conflict in Europe and the Middle East”, 14th – 15th October 2016

The White Book is out now! - A Publication of World Vision Middle East and Eastern Europe and FES

We are happy to introduce to you the "Whitebook: Pathways towards Sustainable Peace. Building United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in Cyprus," a publication that we are co-sponsoring along with World Vision. Editors are Sophia Papastavrou (Gender Technical Lead, World Vision) and Magda Zenon (Activist and VP, Cyprus Women's Lobby), who have worked together with a number of experts in order to highlight the importance of women in the peacebuilding process, as called for by the UN Security Council, Res. 1325. The policies that are seeking to give women a larger role in post-conflict regions are now being projected onto the case of Cyprus, where negotiations regarding a viable solution are under way. What is a White Book? A White Book recommends a new, improvised solution to a problem. This type is best used to generate leads at the top of the sales funnel, build mind share, or inform and persuade stakeholders.

"The last trial of our generation"

Mustafa Akinci speaks about the prospects of a solution of the Cyprus Issue at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Berlin. The Vodcast you can find here.

The current issue of our newsletter

In our Cyprus Newsletter you get an overview of the political, economic and social developments on both sides of the divide during the previous month. The newsletter is published every month in German and English and is free of charge. Just send a brief email to Dr. Christiane Paparoditi to receive your monthly issue via email. All issues can be found in the Newsletter Archive.


Upcoming Events

The FES organizes together with its partner organisations events on politically and socially relevant questions, offering a forum for Cypriot and international participants. Our calendar of events with additional information such as video recordings can be found here. You can also find information on all upcoming events in our monthly newsletter.


Recent Events

Wednesday, 29th November 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
University of Nicosia / FES Cyprus
The Impact of the Financial and Economic Crisis on the Republic of Cyprus
Millenium Building (-M203), University of Nicosia, Nicosia
Open to the Public

Thursday, 23rd November 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cyprus NGO Initiative on Law Reform / NGO Support Centre / FES Cyprus

Presentation legislative amendment

New Law on Associations and Foundations

Amphitheater of the University of Neapolis, Paphos
2 Danais Avenue, Paphos 8042, Cyprus
Open to the public


Thursday, 23rd November 2017, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cyprus NGO Initiative on Law Reform / NGO Support Centre / FES Cyprus

Presentation legislative amendment

New Law on Associations and Foundations

The United Kingdom Citizens Association Social Club
Chlorakas Avenue, Paphos 8220, Cyprus

Open to the public

Saturday, 18th November 2017 and Sunday, 19th November 2017


13th Annual Friendship Weekend

Drousha Heights Hotel, Drousha, Cyprus

Open to the Public

Monday, 20th November 2017, 7:00 pm


Cypriot Voice: Where Do We Go Next?

Ayios Georgios Restaurant, Nicosia, Cyprus

Not open to the public

Thursday, 16th November, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
PRIO Cyprus Centre / FES Cyprus
National, International and Human security in the Eastern Mediterranean
Home for Cooperation – UN Bufferzone
Nicosia, Cyprus

Open to the public


Presentation Nora Lafi - Individual identities, factional affiliations, reconfigured states and international connections in the post-2011 Middle East and North-Africa

Presentation Jakub M. Godzimirski - Russian foreign policy 2017 Long-lines and adaptations. The Middle East Dimension

Presentation Serhat Guvenc - The Naval State of Play in the Eastern Mediterranean: Seapower, Energy and Immigration Nexus

Thursday, 9th November, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
PRIO Cyprus Centre / FES Cyprus


Settlement, Demography, and Politics in North Cyprus

Home for Cooperation – UN Bufferzone
Nicosia, Cyprus

Open to the public


Presentation JOYCE DALSHEIM - History, Histories, Alternative Histories, Alternatives to History

Presentation Yücel VURAL, Basak EKENOGLU and Sertaç SONAN - Politically Motivated Migration: The case of Turkish immigration to northern Cyprus

Presentation Başak Ekenoğlu - Ethnic Identity Formation of the Kurdish Immigrants in the norther part of Cyprus:  The Impact of Ethnicity and Social Otherization

Wednesday, 1st November, 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Cyprus NGO Initiative on Law Reform / NGO Support Centre / FES Cyprus

Presentation legislative amendment

New Law on Associations and Foundations

The Classic Hotel
Nicosia, Cyprus

Open to the public

Monday, 2nd October, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Prio Cyprus Centre / Atlantic Council / IAI


Eastern Mediterranean Energy: Moving Forward

Goethe Institut – UN Buffer Zone
Nicosia, Cyprusa, Cyprus

Open to the public

Friday, 29th September 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
PRIO Cyprus Centre / Symbiosis 


Gender, Migration and Trafficking in Europe

CVAR, 285 Ermou Street, 
Nicosia, Cyprus

Open to the public

Monday, 11th September 2017  7.30 pm
Austrian Embassy Nicosia / Federal Chancellery of Austria / FES

Book presentation

Green line - Evocative of an archeology of desperation and desire

CVAR - 285 Ermou Street
Nicosia, Cyprus

Open to the Public


Friday, 30th June - Sunday, 02nd July 2017

IKME / BILBAN / FES Workshop 

Cyprus in perspective

Forest Park Hotel
Platres, Zypern 

Not open to the Public 

Sunday, 9th July - Friday, 21st July 2017 

4th International Summer School in Peace & Conflict Studies: Co-opted Peace and the Pursuit of Justice: Hidden Conflicts, Concealed Violence and New Rights

University of Cyprus,
Nicosia, Cyprus

Not open to the Public

Saturday, 22nd July - Saturday, 29th July 2017 
Win Peace / FES

Summer Youth Peace Camp: Peace Education and a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence

Heraclion, Crete 




Here you can find current digitalized publications, which the FES and its partner organisations have produced as well as other publications by the FES.


Michalis Persianis

Cyprus "Bleak recovery" and signs of hope
Berlin : FES, 2015

In contrast to the views by many advocates the outcomes of the austerity measures remain contested. The report illustrates different impacts of the austerity policy on Cyprus and contributes to the discussion, which deals with chances of economic recovery in the European South. The publication highlights that Cyprus is in a situation between “bleak recovery” and signs of hope. It has survived the peak of the crisis in 2013 and currently shows a stronger-than-expected economic performance. However the report also indicates negative implications. The indebtedness in the private sector has not been tackled, GDP growth is only slightly increasing and low employment rates could become a new normality. By ending with future prospects Michalis Persianis identifies structural reforms, to reduce red tapes, and external factors, like carefully handled natural gas resources and a possible resolution of the Cyprus problem, as crucial elements for overcoming the crisis.

English Version

Tanchum, Michael
A new equilibrium: The Republic of Cyprus, Israel and Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean strategic architecture

Zypern : FES, 2015

During the course of 2015, the Eastern Mediterranean witnessed the beginning of what may prove to be a profound geopolitical and economic realignment at the center of which is the Republic of Cyprus-Israel relationship. Against the backdrop of the apparent December 2015 breakthrough in Turkey-Israel relations, the Republic of Cyprus’ relationship with Israel, while once seeming to form the cornerstone of a developing regional bloc aligned against Turkey, now seems to form the framework for regional cooperation with Turkey, providing new impetus for the resolution of the Cyprus conflict itself. This report seeks to analyze why this shift took place and what it indicates about the core dynamics that are shaping the relationship between the Republic of Cyprus and Israel as well as the strategic architecture of the Eastern Mediterranean region.

English Version


Here, you can find all digitalized publications, which the FES and its partner organisations have produced as well as other publications by the FES.

 90 Years Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung