What is FAROE?
FAROE stands for “Federation of Afghan Refugee Organizations in Europe”. FAROE is the coordinating body of 53 social-cultural organizations of Afghan Diaspora in Europe. In addition to the organizations, tens of prominent Afghan intellectuals support the work of FAROE as individuals. FAROE is the biggest and the most important coordinating body Afghans have ever had in Europe. The organization was founded in 1999, when Afghanistan suffered under theocratic dictator of the Taliban. The objectives of FAROE are limited to advocacy of the common interests of Afghan community in Europe, helping the community to preserve the Afghan cultural values and trying to keep them aware of the developments in Afghanistan and stimulating them to be constructively involved with the issues such as human rights, good governance, democratization and peace-building in Afghanistan.