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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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Report: Presidential Elections in Cyprus 2018

“The outcome will depend to a great extent on the alliances that will be formed after the results of the first round” (p.13)

The FES just released an analysis on the context of the upcoming Presidential elections written by Christophoros Christophorou. It includes an illustration of the possible scenarios and an analysis of the impact the outcome might have. 
You would like to find out more? Our new publication can be found here.

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:

“When the Cemetry becomes Political: Dealing with the Religious Heritage in Cyprus and its Neighbouring Countries”, 16th March 2018:

 “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 last trial of our generation"

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

Thursday, 28th June 2018, 10:30am - 7:30pm
PRIO Cyprus Centre (PCC)/ Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD)/ FES
Nothing Is Agreed Until Everything is Agreed: A Comparative Evaluation of the Comprehensive Settlement Approaches

Venue: Home for Cooperation, 28 Marcou Dracou Street, 1102, Nicosia, Cyprus

Open to the Public

Note: If you would like to attend this event, please send us an email to



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


Christophorou, Christophoros; FES (ed.):
Presidential Elections in Cyprus
January 2018

The publication presents the context in which the presidential elections in the Repbulic of Cyprus will take place in January 2018. It pays particular attention to the chances and politics of the main parties and candidates in Cyprus. It emphasizes the role of the economy in Cyprus during the election campaign. The outcome of the election may be a continuation of the present situation or mark anew era in internal politics and in Cyprus relations with the European Union and the international community. The course of efforts for a solution to the Cyprus Problem may enter a stalemate or negatively affected if Papadopoulos is elected and his proposals are promoted.

English Version


NGO Initiative Cyprus
Manual: What's changing fo NGO's? Explaining the provisions of the new law for Associations and Foundations
Cyprus: FES and Cyprus NGO Initiative


In June 2017 a new law for Associations and Foundations in Cyprus has been adopted by the Parliament. The new law introduces several changes that NGOs (Associations and Foundations) are required to adapt to. The aim of this publication is to summarize the provisions of the new Associations’ and Foundations’ law in a user friendly publication (booklet) in Greek, which will be disseminated to NGOs in order to help them meet the requirements of the new law in time and without problems. The publication will include step-by-step instructions on what each Association or Foundation will have to do in order to meet the requirements of the new law. Furthermore, the booklet includes information for Federations and foreign Association or Foundation branches establishing themselves for the first time in Cyprus. 

 Greek Version


Ioannou, Gregoris; Charalambous, Giorgos
The social and political impactof the Cyprus economic crisis (2010–2017)
Cyprus: FES, 2017

The report deals with the social and political impact of the financial and economic crisis on the Republic of Cyprus. The economic crisis resulted in the shrinking of the economy and the austerity measures adopted led to the deterioration of living standards and the rise of social inequality. Emigration has increased substantially, resulting in shrinking but still strong immigrant communities and considerable brain drain from Cyprus.

Despite the fact that the changes occurring in various dimensions were big and significant, most of them have not been of a structural order. The reforms occurring were primarily of a managerial form and operating at the policy level with no major transformations in the civil administration, the public services, the labour relations system and overall the Cypriot economic model.

At the political level, the most important change has been the rise of disaffection, distrust and abstention, while at the same time these tendencies were channeled mostly into apathy rather than contention and mobilization against existing political practices. Beyond a severe, negative impact on the social fabric and economic prosperity, the crisis period is also one of worsening political and system legitimacy.

English Version

Greek 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.

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