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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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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.


 Friday 24.03.2017 and Saturday 25.03.2017

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

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

Insitute for Interdisciplinary Cypriot Studies, University of Muenster
Muenster, Germany

Open to the public



Recent Events

Friday 24.02.2017 and Saturday 25.02.2017


Conference on the Education
for a Culture of Peace

Home for Cooperation, CCMC, Home for Cooperation, Goethe Institut, UN Buffer Zone
Nicosia, Cyprus

Open to the public

Saturday 26.11.2016

PRIO Cyprus Centre/FES

Return, Remixing and Reconciliation:
Lessons to be Learned 

Home for Cooperation, UN Buffer Zone
Nicosia, Cyprus

Open to the public


Monday 21.11.2016

PRIO Cyprus Centre/Atlantic Council/FES

Energy Conference

Chateau Status, UN Buffer Zone
Nicosia, Cyprus

Open to the public


Saturday 19.11.2016 and Sunday 20.11.2016

Enorasis/ FES

12th Annual Friendship Weekend

Forest Park Hotel, Platres, Cyprus

Open to the public

Thursday 03.11.2016


Cyprus-Greece Relations:
A Beyond-the-Stereotype Overview

Centre for Visual Arts and Research (CVAR)
Nicosia, Cyprus

Open to public


Thursday 03.11.2016
Friday 04.11.2016

World Vision/FES
Workshop, Conference

Paths Towards Sustainable Peace Building
United Nations Security Council Resolution
(UNSCR) 1325 into the Cyprus context

Thursday: Home for Cooperation, CCMC, Ledra Palace, UN Buffer Zone, Nicosia, Cyprus

Not open to the public

Friday: EU House
Nicosia, Cyprus

Open to the public


Wednesday 26.10. -Thursday 27.10.2016

University of Cyprus / University of Kent / Cyprus Association of Social Psychology / FES

Referendums in Peace Processes:
Psychological, Political and Legal Aspects

Wednesday: Home for Cooperation
Thursday: University of Nicosia

Nicosia, Cyprus

Open to the public

Friday 21.10.2016


Youth Unemployment

University of Nicosia,
Nicosia, Cyprus

Open to the public






Whose cheese is it anyway?



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