Sustainable Democracy

A sustainable democracy requires strong institutions, reliable structures and active citizens. In order to achieve this, there is a need to balance state power with strong contending interests that hamper the development of institutions.

In this context, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) promotes active citizenship development, institution-building, and democratization of key political and governance structures and processes which include social movements, civil society organizations, political parties, security forces, electoral institutions, and local governments.

To contribute to the work on sustainable democracy, FES supports partners’ activities that:

  • Facilitate consensus among major political forces on priority areas for the reform of the political system.
  • Develop the organizational, political management and leadership skills of young people.
  • Provide spaces for national and International exchange on good governance and reform-oriented policies to expand the options for action of progressive leaders.
  • Promote the reform and democratic control of the security sector.

Key Areas of Work