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The Mobility Transition in the MENA Region

Enable - Avoid - Shift - Improve are the key words of this policy brief addressing the current status of the Mobility Transition in the MENA Region. The policy brief brings together experiences from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine in mobility and the possibility of transition towards a more sustainable urban mobility scenario.

 

The report addresses the transition through the four steps mechanism:

Enable (E) Strategies: Creating a sound enabling environment is essential and can be considered as the starting point to achieve changes in the transport sector.

Avoid (A) Strategies: This strategy refers to the avoidance and reduction of…


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Policy Brief: Mainstreaming Electric Mobility in Egypt – Seeing the bigger picture of sustainable cities (2nd Edition)

Human kind is currently facing the greatest challenge of survival on the planet, namely, the climatic changes caused by global warming, which occurred as a result of the industrial revolution and the subsequent emissions, which constitute the main reason for health problems caused by air pollution, as well as desertification, rain scarcity and water scarcity in many parts of the world.

This policy brief is the outcome of the cooperation between the FES (Egypt Office), The Center for Environment and Development for the Arab World and Europe, and the Egyptian Ministry of Environment. This publication is bilingual (Arabic and English).

 


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FES Calendar 2021 (Topic: Women and Work)

This calendar was available in Arabic and English language.


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Policy Brief: Mainstreaming Electric Mobility in Egypt – Seeing the bigger picture of sustainable cities

Human kind is currently facing the greatest challenge of survival on the planet, namely, the climatic changes caused by global warming, which occurred as a result of the industrial revolution and the subsequent emissions, which constitute the main reason for health problems caused by air pollution, as well as desertification, rain scarcity and water scarcity in many parts of the world.

This policy brief is the outcome of the cooperation between the FES (Egypt Office), The Center for Environment and Development for the Arab World and Europe, and the Egyptian Ministry of Environment. This publication is available in Arabic and English.

 


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Policy Brief: Mainstreaming Electric Vehicles in Egypt

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Egypt Office in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and CEDARE hosted a Sustainable Transport Egypt 2018 Conference on Electric Mobility and the Advent of Electric Vehicles which took place in Cairo on 24th and 25th of October 2018.

This policy brief aims to consolidate the various relevant policies and initiatives that cater to EV deployment in Egypt to date and provide recommendations for the way forward. This has been developed in a participatory manner through consultations with stakeholders of the public and private sector. This publication is bilingual (Arabic and English).

 


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The Inventory of Youth Employment Program in Egypt – A snapshot of a Dynamic Field

This booklet aims to map all active and effective youth employment programs in the Arab Republic of Egypt, with the hope that it will be a tool for knowledge sharing and promoting synergies among those programs. This booklet is part of a larger initiative in cooperation with the "Department of Public Policy and Administration" -at the American University in Cairo that has the goal of building a community of practice for implementers of employment programs in Egypt.

This publication is available in Arabic and English.


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Policy Papers on: Strengthening Civil Society organizations for enhancing Education Services

This publication in collaboration with CARE international in Egypt aims to contribute the policy debate surrounding educational reform in Egypt. It tackles 8 key issues such as the status of education infrastructure, poor literacy among students, and civil society role in education among many other topics.

This publication is available in Arabic and English.


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The Impact of Egypt-EU Free Tarde Agreement on Egypt’s Manufacturing Export & Employment

Reshaping the Euro-Mediterranean relations became a necessity in the aftermath of the Arab Spring in several South Mediterranean Countries (SMCs), including Egypt. The objective of this paper is therefore to study the impact of Egypt-EU Association Agreement on the manufacturing sector and to point out industries with strong potential for export growth and job creation. We also analyze opportunities for enhancing Egypt-EU investment and trade and –eventually- paving the way for a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) in light of the urgent need for social justice in the region. This publication is available in English.


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Policy Brief: Mainstreaming Electric Vehicles in Egypt

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Egypt Office in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and CEDARE hosted a Sustainable Transport Egypt 2018 Conference on Electric Mobility and the Advent of Electric Vehicles which took place in Cairo on 24th and 25th of October 2018.

 

This policy brief aims to consolidate the various relevant policies and initiatives that cater to EV deployment in Egypt to date and provide recommendations for the way forward. This has been developed in a participatory manner through consultations with stakeholders of the public and private sector. This publication is bilingual (Arabic and English).

 


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Women Political Participation

As part of the State efforts to increase the political participation of women in compliance with the provisions of the Constitution, especially in articles 11 and 180, this guide represents an educational material that can help trainers who are interested in women's political participation to propose different and varied approaches. It can also be considered as a reference tool to help build the capacity of different target groups both in civil society and political parties. The guide is divided into five main sections covering all aspects of women political participation gaps as well as the various approaches to promote women's political…


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Comic Book “Express 2”

Due to Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Egyptian state interest in promoting the values of citizenship and preventing discrimination or exclusion based on sex, color, social class, ethnic group or religious denomination, this book comes to life in cooperation with "Mazg for Culture and Arts". In this book you will find 24 stories drawn by young people of different backgrounds through the art of comics depicting the reality of citizenship in their cities and villages. Through this kind of work, young people have the opportunity to express their reality in an innovative language while increasing the awareness of the community to the challenges…


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Brochure: Urban Lab Camp (22 July – 19 August 2017)

The “Urban Lab Camp” Project in partnership with TU Berlin Campus El Gouna will equip students with the necessary skills to tackle not only technical matters but also complex societal issues such as the integration of renewable energies, the impact of climate change as well as informal settlements. The program highlights the relationship between community and environment in attempts to solidify a sustainable approach to human development.

This brochure contains an overview on the project partners, participating professors and guest lecturers as well as a list of the 99 students participated. This brochure is available in English.

 


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Skills for a successful Trade Union Leader

Today we live in a world full of changes and transformation in all fields. As ideas and trends change, so do systems and policies. Trade Unions had a large share in these changes as they need to adjust their strategies. For this reason, modernizing the trade unions’ way of thinking was a strategic matter in dealing with contemporary variables. The author presents this material in a series of small booklets that should serve as guide for trade union leaders. This series includes 7 booklets, one of which is this one focusing on “Skills for a successful Trade Union Leader". It contains an overview on trade union skills such as communication…


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Strategic Planning for Trade Union Work

Today we live in a world full of changes and transformation in all fields. As ideas and trends change, so do systems and policies. Trade Unions had a large share in these changes as they need to adjust their strategies. For this reason, modernizing the trade unions’ way of thinking was a strategic matter in dealing with contemporary variables. The author presents this material in a series of small booklets that should serve as guide for trade union leaders. This series includes 7 booklets, one of which is this one focusing on "Strategic Planning for Trade Union Work". It contains an overview on the scientific method of strategic planning and…


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Strikes & Closure

Today we live in a world full of changes and transformation in all fields. As ideas and trends change, so do systems and policies. Trade Unions had a large share in these changes as they need to adjust their strategies. For this reason, modernizing the trade unions’ way of thinking was a strategic matter in dealing with contemporary variables. The author presents this material in a series of small booklets that should serve as guide for trade union leaders. This series includes 7 booklets, one of which is this one focusing on "Strikes & Closure". It contains an overview on the right for strike and closure in the provisions of international…


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Mapping of International TU Structures

Today we live in a world full of changes and transformation in all fields. As ideas and trends change, so do systems and policies. Trade Unions had a large share in these changes as they need to adjust their strategies. For this reason, modernizing the trade unions’ way of thinking was a strategic matter in dealing with contemporary variables. The author presents this material in a series of small booklets that should serve as guide for trade union leaders. This series includes 7 booklets, one of which is this one focusing on "Mapping of International TU Structures". It introduces international trade unions and international labor…


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Democracy & Trade Unions Independency

Today we live in a world full of changes and transformation in all fields. As ideas and trends change, so do systems and policies. Trade Unions had a large share in these changes as they need to adjust their strategies. For this reason, modernizing the trade unions’ way of thinking was a strategic matter in dealing with contemporary variables. The author presents this material in a series of small booklets that should serve as guide for trade union leaders. This series includes 7 booklets, one of which is this one focusing on "Democracy & Trade Unions Independency". It contains an overview on the concepts related to the issue of practicing…


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Labor Rights & International Labor Standards

Today we live in a world full of changes and transformation in all fields. As ideas and trends change, so do systems and policies. Trade Unions had a large share in these changes as they need to adjust their strategies. For this reason, modernizing the trade unions’ way of thinking was a strategic matter in dealing with contemporary variables. The author presents this material in a series of small booklets that should serve as guide for trade union leaders. This series includes 7 booklets, one of which is this one focusing on "Labor Rights and International Labor Standards". It contains an overview on the content of international conventions…


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Management of Trade Unions

Today we live in a world full of changes and transformation in all fields. As ideas and trends change, so do systems and policies. Trade Unions had a large share in these changes as they need to adjust their strategies. For this reason, modernizing the trade unions’ way of thinking was a strategic matter in dealing with contemporary variables. The author presents this material in a series of small booklets that should serve as guide for trade union leaders. This series includes 7 booklets, one of which is this one focusing on "Management of Trade Unions". It contains an overview on the concept and functions of managing trade unions and the…


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Collective Bargaining and Work Relations

Although negotiation has always existed in history, yet it became an essential element as part of the formal dialogue between workers and employers. The main objective of negotiations is to bring the points of view of different parties closer together in order to reach a solution, which is acceptable to all parties in a framework of mutual understanding. This book illustrates the important role a trade union representative can play in the areas of collective bargaining to get the best results in favor of the working class. This publication is available in Arabic language.


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Social Dialogue; an Instrument to strengthen Socio-economic Development

Despite the fact that dialogue is a tool as ancient as history itself, yet social dialogue has recently been recognized as an instrument to reach consensuses within society and a tool to prevent conflicts between interest groups.

Most of the problems we are facing in several fields are the result of a lack of dialogue and the lack of important skills needed for the dialogue process. This book illustrates in depth the importance, levels and types of dialogue in addition to shedding some light on social dialogue and ways to establish a successful and productive dialogue. This publication is available in Arabic language.


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Workers Duties and Rights &Termination of Work Relations

Workers’ rights and duties are the basis for the mechanisms of work relations, therefore the irregularities are derived from the duties. The general regulator of irregularity at work is that the penalty should be appropriate to the irregularity itself. This book “Workers Duties and Rights & Termination of Work Relations” discusses important points in the provisions of the Egyptian Labor Law No. 12 of the year 2003, such as: duties and accountability of workers, investigation of workers, dismissal cases, work procedures of the Judicial Committee, employer's obligations in the labor law, leaves & working hours, the termination of work relations…


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Individual Work Relations

Individual work relations are the basis of the productivity process. The contractual relationship between the worker and the employer is the first step to production. Thus, if this relationship is built on a proper basis, the relationship between the two pastries of the production process (workers - employers) will be stabilized. This book discusses important points through the provisions of the Egyptian Labor Law No. 12 of the year 2003, including: employment policies in the Egyptian Labor Law, role and types of employment contract, in addition to the employer's authority in the amendment of the employment contract terms. This publication is…


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Health & Safety at Work - Securing Work Environment

The industrial security and protection of workers and employees from work risks and diseases is an important issue. There is a misconception among employers, that industrial security is an excessive burden on production costs and therefore they do not pay attention to that issue, believing that this will lead to savings in production costs. However, the implementation of safety and health requirements at work can reduce diseases, prevent injuries and work accidents, so reducing compensation, disability pensions, and vocational rehabilitation. This book discusses important points such as the concept and objectives of safety and health at work,…


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Guide: Skills of a Successful Negotiator

Despite the fact that negotiation has always existed in history, today it is of great importance in an era characterized by speed, distinction, development and rapid transformation. This guide illustrates the ways (skills and concepts) through which the negotiator can prepare and implement a negotiating plan in various areas of work and life for all levels and types of negotiation. Therefore, this guide is considered as an effective and practical tool, and a reference for finding ideas or solutions to all problems and disputes in order to achieve the goals and interests. The main purpose of this guide is to clarify "how to become an ideal and…


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Culture of Progress - Problem & Solution

Progress is to reach success and for that, we need to have a vison. The vision is the ability to differentiate between success and failure. Success is the progress, which needs an effective management to be achieved, as the management is responsible for achieving the goals with the highest satisfaction. The aim of this book "The Culture of Progress - Problem and Solution" is to shed some light on how progress is achieved, to spread awareness and to push forward all ideas capable to bring an intellectual development, which consolidates and promotes progress. This publication is available in Arabic language.


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Path to effective Development

This book “Path to effective Development" shows how to achieve the goals of development. Therefore, there must be an optimal way to achieve effective development without deviance, neither in time nor in quantity nor in quality. Development achieves satisfaction, fills the needs and reaches the majority of people beyond social justice to achieve quality of life. The theme of the book is "What is the best way to effective development". The writer describes development to be comprehensive, independent, sustainable and capable of transformation. This publication is available in Arabic language.


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Brochure: Renewable Energy Plan in Egypt 2016

The FES Egypt office has launched the “Renewable Energy Plan Egypt 2016” brochure, which summarizes the Renewable Energy situation in Egypt. The Brochure highlights the Governmental Strategic Plan “2022” and the relevant policy tools and mechanisms such as the Feed-in Tariff Program, as well as Solar and Wind Energy Projects and their respective challenges. This brochure is available in Arabic language.


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Guide: Investigative Journalism for Development

Investigative journalism appeared in the early 20th century as a necessity for the development of society. A legendary investigation was the one led by the two journalists Bernstein and Woodward when they uncovered what was later known as the Watergate scandal. The FES Egypt Office presents this guide, which emphasized how media, also known as the fourth power, and in particular investigative journalism are an important partner in development, in a time of political and social change since the outbreak of the so-called Arab Spring. This publication is available in Arabic language.


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Inclusive Citizenship

The concept of citizenship has evolved over the centuries, to reflect nowadays citizens' civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights. Citizenship should include all strata and categories of society, without distinction or exclusion based on gender, color, social class affiliation, ethnic group or religious denomination. The FES Egypt office published this book as part of the "Inclusive citizenship through visual expression” program, hoping it would spread awareness of inclusive citizenship, equality and justice. This publication is available in Arabic language.


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Guide: Management of Non-profit Organizations/NGOs

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Egypt Office in cooperation with John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy, Civic Engagement and Responsible Business at the American University in Cairo (AUC) has launched a Guide for “Management of Non-Profit Organizations/NGOs” by Jackie Kameel.

This guide provides and supports respective managers with necessary managerial tools especially for recently established NGOs or those seeking structural adjustment. It is also beneficial for board members as well as anyone who would be interested in establishing an NGO.

This guide is available in Arabic language.


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Guide: Alliance Building Guide

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Egypt Office in cooperation with John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy, Civic Engagement and Responsible Business at the American University in Cairo (AUC) has launched a Guide for “Alliance Building” by Doaa Abdelaal. This guide discusses the alliance building between NGOs and each other as well as with other stakeholders and partners such as governmental institutions and private sector. The guide focuses on how to determine potential allies as well as challenges and ways to sustain alliances. This guide is available in Arabic language.


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FES Calendar 2017: (topic: Citizenship)

This calendar is available in Arabic and English language.


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A guide to: Renewable Energy in Egypt and Jordan - Current Situation & Future Potentials

FES Jordan, which serves as regional link for the FES Sustainability Project, has launched this Guide to Renewable Energy in Egypt and Jordan in early 2016.The Guide discusses the current framework of energy governance as well the socio-economic impact of renewable energy in Jordan and Egypt. The contributors analyze the relevant regulatory framework as well as stakeholders to the respective countries and finally project a future outlook on the transformation of energy sources as result of introducing renewable energy to the current energy mix. This publication is available in Arabic or English language.


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Social Dialogue as an Instrument to Enhance Socio-Economic Development

Despite the fact that dialogue is as ancient as history can go back, yet it recently recognized as an instrument to reach consensuses within society and a buffer to prevent conflicts between nations. This booklet illustrates in depth the importance, levels and types of dialogue in addition to draw some lights on social dialogue and how to establish successful and productive dialogue. This publication is available in Arabic language.


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Social Justice and the Right for Development

Social Justice is simply the just and fair relation between individual persons and the society they are living in. It has to do with the fair distribution of opportunities and wealth among all individuals without any distinction. In this book the writer tries to link the concept of social justice, the existing efforts exerted to achieve it and how far is the distance between the concept and the fact on the ground. This publication is available in Arabic language.


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FES Calendar 2016 (topic: Economy)

This calendar was available in Arabic and English language.


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FES Flyer

This FES flyer is available in Arabic or English language. English Version


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Social Protection Concepts - Reading in the meaning of Living for marginalized

One of the basic human rights fundamental principles is protection in its vast sense; protection from poverty, sickness and lack of basic life needs. The basic concept of social protection is to safe guard the sufficient income, medical care and essential social services particularly to those who are in need. To achieve this both government and civil society must put joint efforts to secure social protection to those who badly are in need for such efforts. The writer in this book tries to emphasis the indispensable role of civil society organization in supporting the marginalized group within society together with government efforts. This…


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Booklet: Gender Justice - On the mobilization for social Justice

Social justice was and will always be the dream of the oppressed and marginalized people everywhere. In this context, the FES Egypt office in collaboration with the Women Development Forum organized a Regional Conference: “Gender Justice - On the mobilization for social justice” in December 2014 in Cairo. In the conference, a large number of interested participants form Arab Counties participated such as Egypt - Jordan - Lebanon - Iraq - Syria - Yemen - Sudan - South Sudan, Bahrain and others. The three major issues on health, education and labour were discussed in order to provide an integrated vision of social justice from a human rights…


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