Photo: Marta Bogdańska.

Heinrich Böll Stiftung / Heinrich Böll Foundation
Regional Office Middle East

Office Address:

Achrafieh, St. Nicolas’ Garden, Selim Boustros Street, Jbeili Building, 4th Floor.

Postal Address:

P. O. Box 175 510, Mar Mikhael, Beirut
Tel.  +961-(0)1-216073 - +961-(0)1-216037
Email: info(a)

Press and media enquiries: please contact Dr. Bente Schellerbente.scheller(a)


Dr. Bente Scheller
Director (ext 12)

Ms. Noor Balbaaki (ext 18)
Program Manager

Ms. Corinne Deek
Finance Coordinator & Program Manager  (ext 16)

Ms. Soha Boutanios (ext 17)
Finance & Administrative Officer

Ms. Hiba Haidar
Office, PR & Organizational Manager (ext 11)

Mr. Rachad Chamoun

Job Opportunities

Heinrich Böll Foundation, a German organization close to the Green party, is currently offering a position in its Middle East Office ( in Beirut:

Program Manager
Working Time: 40 hours per week (5 days)
Starting Date: 31.03.2017
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The Middle East Office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation supports the production of short and long feature films and documentaries that explore topics of immediate interest for the Lebanese, Syrian and Iraqi societies. Our key topics are ecology and sustainability, statehood and participation, conflicts and international politics, culture and dialogue.

All films supported by the foundation are available with English subtitles. They can be obtained for public and private screenings as hard copies (DVD/Blu-ray/DCP), as digital files or through streaming access.

For More information, Visit our You Tube Channel

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Guidelines For Contributors

Heinrich Boll Foundation Middle East Office welcomes articles to be published on its website We consider unsolicited original submissions on arts, culture, politics, social and environmental affairs in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq or addressing issues related to the Arab World. Articles should be rigorous written in language accessible to the educated general reader interested in the region. Queries should be directed to

There needs to be a clear concept for the article, pointing out the question the article tries to answer. Articles need to be in line with hbs values and publication ethics. more


Heinrich Boll Middle East and North Africa Office, Beirut does not offer scholarships. Please send your applications to the HBS foundation website

The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties of United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change is taking place from 7 to 18 November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco.  Delegates from the Heinrich Boell Stiftung Offices worldwide and their partners are represented in the COP 22. The Heinrich Boell Stiftung, MENA Beirut office has supported journalists from the region to travel and report on the conference from Marrakech.


The following web-dossier includes written and audio-visual media coverage of the Marrakech Climate Change Conference from delegates and journalists in English, French and Arabic.

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Perspectives - Political Analysis and Commentary from the Middle East is a publication series of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung’s offices in Beirut and Ramallah that seeks to provide a platform for presenting analysis and viewpoints of experts from the region.

When women in the Middle East make the headlines, it is usually as victims. Disturbing stories of the so called 'Islamic State' (ISIS) kidnapping and raping tens of thousands of women are sadly often the ones which stick in the Western memory. But there is more to women's political lives in the region than their victimisation and oppression. We decided to look to the future, present and past in this issue, in order to present an alternative narrative which challenges these representations of women.

Who tolerates whom? Who is "we" and who are "the others"? How private or public can/must love be lived? A Cinematic Intervention by director Angelina Maccarone and writer Carolin Emcke on equal rights for LGBTI.