Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES)


The Friedrich Ebert Foundation's (FES) work comprises the fields of political education, international cooperation, tuitional funding, archive and libraries.

FES's core activities are:

  • political education at 16 regional and federal FES-offices nationwide as well as in the two FES's main offices based in Berlin and Bonn
  • expert conferences on current topics of civic society, social policy and economic policy
  • courses and seminars on a wide multiplicity of political topics provided on a nationwide level

The FES's work in the field of political education is organised via a nationwide network consisting of offices and academies of political education, public discussion forums, core projects in the field of political education and the conference centers in Berlin and Bonn.

In addition the FES holds congresses and conferences in its conference centers in Bonn and Berlin. Core area is the field of "International Co-operation" comprising the following main issues: economic policy, human rights, development policy, media, trade unions, environment, women, international relations, promotion of democracy.

Periodical Publications

Annual Report

Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES)


Friedrich Ebert Foundation
Washington Office
1023 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: +1 202 408 5444
Fax: +1 202 408 5537

Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation Bonn
Office Bonn
Godesberger Allee 149
53175 Bonn
Phone: +49 (0)228 883-0
Fax: +49 (0)228 883 9207

Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation Berlin
Office Berlin
Hiroshimastraße 17
10785 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 26935 6
Fax: +49 (0)30 26935 9244 (website in German)