About FES

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)


The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is a private, not-for-profit, public interest cultural-educational foundation committed to the ideals and basic values of social democracy. It was founded in 1925 – the first of its kind in Germany – as a political legacy of Germany’s first democratically elected president, Friedrich Ebert. The FES has its headquarters in Germany and currently maintains 13 regional offices throughout Germany and branch offices in more than 90 countries. Projects and programs are carried out in more than 100 countries.

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung was banned by the Nazi regime in 1933 and was re-established in 1947. Please click on the links below for more information on the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung!