Economy and Social Democracy

Arabic Version / The financial and economic crisis was a turning point. The problems that confront us go beyond mere coping with the particular consequences of the crisis, and concern the very foundations of our society. We have to decide today how we want to live and work, not just over the next few years, but over the coming decades. What would a fair and solidarity-based economic order look like? What kind of balance must be found between state and market? How can a modern, value-oriented social democratic economic policy prevail?


The right to strike struck down?

Arabic Version / The right to strike is under attack. Workers and their unions are fighting on various fronts to obtain, exercise and defend their right to strike. Suspension and prohibition of strikes, acts of interference and sanctions related to strikes are being reported in a growing number of countries. At the international level as well, the right to strike has been coming under increasing pressure.


A social protection floor index

Arabic Version / At the 101st International Labour Conference in 2012, 184 members unanimously adopted the Social Protection Floors (SPFs) Recommendation No. 202, which provides guidance to members for establishing and maintaining SPFs as a core element of their national social security systems, guaranteeing access to essential health care and a basic income over the life cycle. In support of the principle of regular monitoring, the Social Protection Floor Index (SPFI) has been developed.


Civil society guide to national social protection floors

Arabic Version / These are challenging times. We have not only been witnessing economic and financial crises since 2008, but also a deep crisis of social justice. Levels of inequality are rising to such an extent both in advanced and in developing countries that we expect that by 2016 the richest one percent of the world’s population will possess more wealth than the other 99%. Since the economic crisis erupted in 2008, more people have been falling under poverty because of slow or inadequate policy responses. Young people today are faced with a more uncertain future than the generation of their parents. No society can afford to ignore this human crisis.


Ansatzpunkte einer nationalen Beschäftigungsstrategie für Tunesien

Wirtschaftliche Probleme und soziale Ungerechtigkeiten lösten im Jahr 2011 die Revolution

in Tunesien aus. Seither hat sich viel in Tunesien getan; die demokratische

Entwicklung des Landes wird international gelobt. Doch wirtschaftliche Reformen

wurden bislang kaum unternommen.


Sun, water, wind : development of the energy transition in Germany

What is a Good Society? For us this includes social justice, environmental sustainability,

an innovative and successful economy and an active participatory democracy.

The Good Society is supported by the fundamental values of freedom, justice

and solidarity.


Your Guide to Waste Management in Jordan Waste Sorting Informative booklet

Your Guide to Waste Management in Jordan: Waste Sorting Informative Booklet


Renewable Energy in the Arab World

The trend of renewable energy expansion has started to reach also the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. After first experiences have been made since the 80s, more and more countries currently come up with national renewable energy strategies.


Renewable energy transitions in Jordan and the MENA region

The current energy systems are globally, albeit the oil-price is currently at a historical low level, in

a crisis. The centuries-long dependence on fossil fuels has led to serious environmental damages. At

the same time these energy-systems are in the long run economically and socially not sustainable.


Empowering NGO's on nuclear power socioeconomic and environmental hazards versus renewables as energies of peace

Arabic Version / Amman : Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, [December 2015]. - 67 Seiten = 50 MB, PDF-File. - Electronic ed.: Amman : FES, 2016. - Arabic script, ISBN 978-9957-484-60-6



Department for Middle East and North Africa
FES Berlin
Hiroshimastraße 28
10785 Berlin


About FES 

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung has a network of eleven country offices in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and implements projects in a total of 14 countries. Some offices, such as Egypt or Sudan, look back at a history of more than 40 years of cooperation.

Offices in the Region

Digitalized publications of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

If you are interested in accessing all digitalized publications of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, please visit the FES Digital Library. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in a specific publication.

Visit the FES Digital Library

Photo: FES Tunisia