Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation

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The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) "was founded in 1925 as a political legacy of Germany's first democratically elected president, Friedrich Ebert...

"As a private cultural non-profit institution, it is committed to the ideas and basic values of social democracy...

"The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung maintains its own representations in 70 countries of Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. 70 German staff are posted in these countries at present and - with the assistance of numerous local staff - are engaged in projects in the fields of socio-political development and economic and social promotion.

"The Foundation spends approximately half of its annual budget on international activities. Its partners come from politics, business, associations, trade unions, academia, and also from the communication sector and cultural institutions...

"In addition, the Foundation maintains offices in 33 countries of Western Europe, Central and South-East Europe, the CIS-countries, and also the USA and Japan. In these countries it fosters the dialogue between democratic forces with the aim of bringing about a balance of interests, resolving conflicts and drawing up policy options. It ccoperates in this process with partners from various social groups and organisations, such as trade unions, political parties, educational and research institutions, public administrations, and also city and local governments." [1]

Listed as a partner of the Global Fairness Initiative.

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