Democracy & Social Justice

Democracy Means Participation

Democratization requires a political process, in which all groups of society participate. FES Amman promotes open political discussion, supports the efforts of civil society organizations and furthers active participation of previously marginalized groups such as women and youth. A prerequisite for active participation is information. FES thus aims to contribute to the strengthening of independent media. In addition, FES facilitates regular dialogue between political decision-makers and experts from Germany and the Middle East.

The Focus of Our Work

  • Promoting political participation and improving democratic processes
  • Strengthening public institutions, civil society and the independent media Providing a platform for political, economic and civil society actors to engage in a constructive dialogue furthering the exchange between Parliament and civil society
  • Providing information and assistance to decision-makers through consultation and knowledge-transfer

Social Justice

Social justice is a key factor for inclusive growth and political stability in the Middle East. Together with its partners, FES Amman works towards shaping political and economic processes according to the principles of social justice and tackling challenges such as unemployment. FES also cooperates with local, regional and global trade unions and their federations.

The Focus of Our Work

  • Developing and discussing socially just alternatives to neoliberal economic policies as well as modern labor market and social policies, which aim at improving living conditions for broader parts of society
  • Building the capacities of democratically organized trade unions, which represent the interests of employees to employers and political decision-makers
Economic Policies for Social Justice

Economic Policies for Social Justice

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The Hawza and the state

The Hawza and the state

The Shiite islam, question of authority, women and geopolitics
Amman, 2023

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Youth in Jordan

Abu-Rumman, Mohammad; Alkhatib, Walid

Youth in Jordan

FES MENA youth study: Results analysis
Amman, 2023

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Beyond the numbers

Beyond the numbers

Rule of law in Jordan
Amman, 2023

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