The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the oldest political
foundation in Germany with a rich tradition in social
democracy dating back to its foundation in 1925.
The foundation owes its formation and its mission to the
political legacy of its namesake Friedrich Ebert, the first
democratically elected German President.
The work of our political foundation focuses on the core
ideas and values of social democracy-freedom, justice and
solidarity. This connects us to social democracy and free
trade unions. As a non-profit institution, we organise our
work autonomously and independently.