FES in Libya

What we do

The Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES) began its activity in Libya in 2012 following the political opening of the country. Committed to support the Libyan people in their quest for freedom, peaceful change and democratic reform, FES started to work closely with Libyan partners. With the support for workshops, seminars, conferences, research and studies, FES hopes to contribute to the democratic transformation in Libya. According to its values, FES supports projects that contribute to supporting a peaceful, non-exclusionary community dialogue aimed at promoting the principles of dialogue and reconciliation, and rejecting hate speech and violence.

FES believes that the political participation of civil society is an important step towards democratization. Therefore, the Libya project supports progressive civil society organizations in Libya to develop and formulate new social policies to strengthen the role of young people and women in society. FES also supports local organizations to more effectively promote social and gender justice and defend human rights and women rights.

Additionally, Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation’s Libya project aims to support alternative economic thinking and dialogue by creating an open platform for all Libyan economic parties to reach a comprehensive, sustainable and socially just economic model. FES supports Libyan experts from diverse backgrounds to discuss the ideal economic model for Libya’s future. The Foundation also works with the Libyan trade union movement to improve the conditions of workers in Libya by building the capacities of trade union activists, especially among the young generation and women.

Our Programms

Women's rights

Women's rights

As a result of the political conflict, the subsequent wars, and the armed conflicts that Libya has been facing continuously since 2011, cases of human rights’ violations of all kinds have become apparent and tangible. More

Youth Empowerment

Youth Empowerment

After the February 2011 revolution, the question of youth has taken a central position in Libya. Even though nearly 73 % of the Libyan population is under the age of 40, the Libyan youth have been deprived of their... More

Social Justice

Social Justice

The Friedrich Ebert Foundation always places a central focus on the principles of Social Justice within its projects. Since the opening of the Libya Office in 2018, FES has implemented a large number of seminars and... More

Migration

Migration

The issue of migration is one of the most pressing issues facing Libya today. The issue is constantly exacerbating, as the number of migrants is increasing over the past years for different reasons. More

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Libya

4, rue Bachar Ibn Bord
2078 La Marsa
Tunisia

+216 71 775 343
info(at)libya.fes.de

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