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Al-Quds Center for Political Studies, a research organization (think tank) independent, non-governmental and does not follow any party partisan, it was established in Amman in 1999, and in Beirut in 2012, aims to provide a deeper understanding and more accurate to the challenges facing the process of political reform and democratic transformation in Jordan and the Arab countries and deepen the values of "equal citizenship" a source of rights and duties, and the dissemination of tolerance and respect for diversity and recognition of the other culture of dialogue, and to promote the principles of freedom, justice and the rule of law, as a rule governing the relationship of the modern state of its citizens, or in regional and international relations. The center also aims to broaden the political participation of citizens, civil Tfielalrkabh Aovernmatualbrlmanat on performance, and promoting freedom of the press and independence of the media, and the consecration of "right to know" and access to information.

And supports the center in the methodology of work, the preparation of research and studies, reports and policy papers and conduct reconnaissance and surveys and the creation of "observatories" specialized Center also pay special attention to the training of political parties and civil society organizations and youth movements, womens organizations, and institutional capacity building for these actors and the development of internal democratic practice in their midst, and help them to build alliances and coalitions and networks, and the development of expertise in lobbying and gain supporters, and provide them with the best regional and international expertise to help them achieve their goals.

The first of the center since its inception, a significant interest in supporting economic and social reform process, and the institutionalization of social dialogue, and to increase the involvement of political parties in this process, and building the capacity of business organizations, paying special attention to small and medium business, and increase the contribution of women in the labor and business market, and strengthening the role of the private sector in Economic Development - social, and promote social justice values.

The Centres work early, to study the phenomenon of "political Islam", which was deployed in most of the Middle East and North African countries, the starting point of the hypothesis "that there is no democracy without Islamists ... no democracy without deepening the civilian component - Democrat in a speech contemporary Islamic movements." , paying special attention to the support of the reformist trends within these movements, and to encourage dialogue and interaction between the various currents of political, intellectual, social and schools, all the way to build a national consensus as a prerequisite for a smooth transition and safe for democracy.

Also singled out the center since its inception, a special program for the study of regional trends and their impact on the future of the region, including the frontline of the Palestinian issue, the Arab-Israeli conflict, tracing the evolution of regional and international strategies on them, and arranged by the repercussions on the rights of their people in the development and well-being, freedom, democracy and self-determination.

And the keenness of the center since its inception, to pay particular attention, working on national scales (Jordan) regional (Middle East and North Africa), based on a network of relationships and broad alliances with research centers and institutions of civil society, activists and thinkers in this region, a believer in the existence of "participants" many among their countries, allow the exchange of experiences and to maximize the benefits and common interests.

To serve its programs and regional activities, Al-Quds Center for Political Studies opened in 2011, a branch in the Lebanese capital Beirut, a Lebanese research institution independent, non-profit organization, working to the same programs and seeks to achieve the same objectives.

As a result of this early recognition of the importance of collective and joint action, the Jerusalem Center for Political Studies has succeeded in launching a number of networks of local and regional alliances, including, but not limited to, "reform and democratic change network in the Arab world," "Arab Civil Network for the control of parliaments" , the civil coalition for the reform of media legislation - disclosure ", which are networks of activists in its ranks hundreds of civic organizations, intellectuals and academics. the center is a member of several international networks and the Euro - Mediterranean region, active in the fields of interest and its programs.

* Programs Center

  1. Reform and Democracy in the Arab World
  2. Parliaments and Elections
  3. Decentralization and LGUs
  4. Political Parties in Jordan
  5. Political Islam
  6. Syndicates and CSOs
  7. Media and Press Freedom
  8. Minorities Citizenship
  9. Youth Empowerment
  10. Women Empowerment
  11. Counter Extremism
  12. Regional Conflicts
  13. The Palestinian Question
  14. Policy Forum