FES in the Philippines


FES has been active in the Philippines since 1964. In its cooperation with civil society organizations, labor groups, the academe and the government, it seeks to contribute in consolidating democratic institutions and in strengthening an inclusive political system and a people-centered economic development.

The programs and projects of the FES Philippine Office gives special focus on:

  • Empowering marginalized social sectors and groups to represent their interests in areas of socio-economic and socio-political decision-making;
  • Promoting socio-political dialogue in the understanding that peace and democracy can only prevail on the basis of sharing and compromising; and,
  • Exchange program and international cooperation to build awareness of global interdependence of states and societies and the need for multilateralism with fair participation.