About Us

The European Center for Kurdish Studies—Berlin Society for the Advancement of Kurdish Studies is a private research institute that is registered as a non-profit association. It was established on September 1, 1999 to continue the work started by the Kurdistan working group at the Free University Berlin.

Our goal is to promote Kurdology and Kurdish Studies, two terms we use synonymously to denote the interdisciplinary academic discourses on Kurdistan and Kurds in both their places of origin and in the diaspora. Moreover, we have been instrumental in establishing civil-society projects in Syria since 2005.