The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

“Democracy needs democrats”

This very famous phrase by Friedrich Ebert can be considered as his political legacy and also marks the work of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES).

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung was founded in 1925, according to the last political will of the first democratically elected German President, Friedrich Ebert. The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is the oldest political foundation in Germany. Perpetuating the political legacy of Friedrich Ebert, she defends the fundamental values ​​of social democracy that are freedom, justice and solidarity. These values ​​link it to the ideals of social democracy and free trade unions.

The FES works for social democracy, particularly through

political training to strengthen civil society,
political advice,
international cooperation with offices abroad in more than 100 countries,
the granting of scholarships,
the collective memory of social democracy through, inter alia, an archive center and a dedicated library.