About the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) is an independent NGO, associated with the German labour movement. With offices and activities in more than 100 countries, FES is dedicated to promoting the values of social democracy.
Named after the first president of democratic Germany, FES was founded in 1925, outlawed by the Nazis in 1933 and re-established in 1946. Following in the footsteps of the early struggle for democracy in Germany, FES has continued its mission to fight social and political injustice in a spirit of pluralism and participatory democracy.
FES engages in education programmes to promote popular democratic engagement. FES coordinates a large research network and is a major publisher in the fields of politics, history and social affairs. In this connection, FES strives to contribute to the development of progressive ideas and scholarly analysis of central policy areas.
FES is part of a worldwide network of German non-profit, political foundations. In cooperation with an extensive network of partners – such as grassroots organisations, labour groups, NGOs, politicians, business actors and researchers – FES offers one of the biggest non-governmental global infrastructures for democracy promotion and international dialogue.
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The International Policy Analysis Unit
The unit conducts policy-oriented research and consultancy on international relations. Special attention is given to European issues in the fields of economics, social policy, foreign and security policy.
Global politics and development cooperation FES is engaged in development cooperation in the areas of human rights, democracy promotion, peace and conflict resolution. FES also contributes to research and dialogue on topics of crucial importance for global development prospects, such as disarmament and a socially just globalisation.
See also Dialogue on Globalization
Education programmes (in German) Through its education programmes, FES strives to enhance people’s involvement in politics and to empower individuals and marginalised groups to participate in democratic processes.
Scholarships Through its scholarship programme, FES enables students to access higher education and to engage in postgraduate research.