The aim of the international activities of the Friedrich – Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is to promote democracy and development, to contribute to peace and security, to work to make globalization socially equitable, and to support the continued development of the European Union.
Through its project in over 100 countries, the FES supports building and strengthening civil society and public institutions. Central to its work are the promotion of democracy and social justice, economic and social development, strong and free trade unions, and the advocacy of human rights and gender equality.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IS FAR TOO IMPORTANT TO BE LEFT TO GOVERNMENTS ALONE.
In recent years, the FES has placed increased emphasis on global and regional issues. Special attention has been given to the process of European integration, European Neighborhood Policy, the continued development of the transatlantic relationship, and strengthening the system of global governance. Worldwide, the FES supports regional cooperative efforts on security issues, ecological sustainability, and social progress.Through its worldwide network of offices and partners, the FES organizes debates and discussions on current political and social problems and challenges. Its partners include political parties, trade unions, NGO’s think thanks, universities, and state institutions..