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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 ...

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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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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.


Monday, 26th June 2017  6.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Forum of Federations / Diadreseis (Astra FM) / Centre for Federal Studies (University of Kent) / Simfiliosis / FES

Building Federalism: International Lessons and Perspectives

Home for Cooperation - UN Buffer Zone
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

Not open to the Public


Recent Events


Thuesday, 13th June 2017 3.00 pm -7.00 pm
Carnegie Europe / FES

Non-recognition and conflict dynamics in the Cyprus and international context

Home for Cooperation - UN Buffer Zone
Nicosia, Cyprus

Not open to the Public

Thursday, 18th May 2017 – Sunday, 21st May 2017
FES – Berlin

Meeting of Journalists

Friday: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Hiroshimastr. 28, 10785 Berlin
Saturday: Saturday: Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade, Lützowufer 15, 10785 Berlin

Not open to the Public

Friday, 5th May 2017 5.00 pm – 8.45 pm
East West Bridge International / FES

Federal Yugoslavia and its Successor States
Lessons for Cyprus on Federalism and Power Sharing

Home for Cooperation - UN Buffer Zone
Nicosia, Cyprus

Open to the Public


Saturday, 29th April 2017 11.00 am – 03.00 pm
Cyprus Academic Dialogue / FES

CAD workshop on PEACE PROCESS in Cyprus

Home for Cooperation - UN Buffer Zone
Nicosia, Cyprus

Not open to the Public

Friday, 28th April 2017 7.00 pm – tba.
World Vision MEERO/FES

White Book of Best Practices Launch

Isnotgallery; 11, Odysseos St.
Nicosia, Cyprus

Open to the Public

Friday, 25th April 2017 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm


Good Governance and the Impact of the Economic and Financial Crises in Cyprus

FES Cyprus, Stasandrou 20, Apt. 401
Nicosia, Cyprus

Not open to the Public

Saturday, 22nd April 2017 9.00 am – 6.45 pm

Centre for Dialogue/CAD/FES

‘Media in Cyprus: Role and Responsibility’, 3rd Cyprus Dialogue

The Press House, 60-62 V. Voulgaroktonou St. Nicosia, Cyprus

Open to the Public

 Friday, 31st March 2017 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Rue du Taciturne 38, 1000 Brussels)/FES
Panel Discussion

Cyprus at Crossroads. Reunification now or everlasting division?

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, EU Office
Brussels, Belgium

Open to the Public

Friday, 24th March 2017 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Saturday 25th March 2017 9.00 am – 4.00 pm

Institute for Interdisciplinary Cypriot Studies (University of Münster)/FES

When the Cemetery becomes Political – Dealing with the Religious Heritage in Multi-Ethnic Regions: Cyprus, Lebanon, the Balkans …

Institute for Interdisciplinary Cypriot Studies (University of Münster)
Münster, Germany

Open to the Public





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