FES Belarus

FES Belarus is part of the international network of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES). The foundation started its Belarus-related activities in 1993. Since 2000 we have been steering our activities from Kyiv, Ukraine. Our aim has remained the same: We strive for the promotion of social democratic values in Belarus and better relations between the Belarusian and the German society.

We do so by covering the following topics:

  • democracy and rule of law in Belarus
  • a sustainable and climate-friendly economic model for future Belarus
  • workers-friendly policies and trilateral dialogue
  • overcoming the foreign policy isolation of Belarus and the return to a constructive dialogue with Germany and other European states under the pre-condition of the acceptance of democratic values and human rights
  • a future Belarusian foreign policy that strengthens peace and security in the region

Topics

Research on Political Developments in Belarus

Research on Political Developments in Belarus

Since the infamous Belarusian Presidential Elections in August 2020, the country has received a lot more attention in Berlin and other European capitals than prior to this historic event. More

A just and sustainable economic model for Belarus

A just and sustainable economic model for Belarus

Belarus has an extremely worrying track record with regards to the work environment of independent trade unions. Especially the developments since 2020 have been alarming – the situation is now among the worst worldwide. More

Building bridges between Belarus and Germany

Building bridges between Belarus and Germany

Belarus is a European country and shares a long border with the European Union. In recent years, the Belarusian EU-border has received more and more attention, albeit often for the wrong reasons. More

Strengthening Peace and Security in Europe

Strengthening Peace and Security in Europe

Belarus plays an important role for European security. That Russia uses Belarusian territory and infrastructure for its full-scale war on Ukraine is just another indicator for this. More

Latest News & Activities

29.03.2024 | Events

On March 20th, 2024, the Policy Paper "WHO SUPPORTS ECONOMIC REFORMS IN BELARUS AND CAN THEIR VIEWS CHANGE?" authored by Lev Lvovsky, the academic…


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05.01.2024 | News

In collaboration with independent sociologists Philipp Bikanau and Konstantin Nesterovich, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) has published its yearly…


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Publications

Who supports economic reforms in Belarus, and can their views change?

Lvovskiy, Lev; Bornukova, Katerina; Panasevich, Violeta

Who supports economic reforms in Belarus, and can their views change?

Kyiv, 2024

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Belarusian identity in 2023

Bikanau, Philipp; Nesterovich, Konstantin

Belarusian identity in 2023

A quantitative study
Kyiv, 2023

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