FES in Bonn

FES Bonn
Bonner Haus
Godesberger Allee 149
D-53175 Bonn
Phone: +49 (0) 228 / 883-0

FES in Berlin

FES Berlin
Berliner Haus
Hiroshimastraße 17
D-10785 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 / 26935-0

FES Berlin

FES Berlin
Berliner Haus
Hiroshimastraße 28
D-10785 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 / 26935-0

Read more on the website www.fes.de

FES in Germany

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

Ebert, a Social Democrat from a humble crafts background who had risen to hold the highest political office in his country, in response to his own painful experience in political confrontation had proposed the establishment of a foundation to serve the following aims:

  • furthering political and social education of individuals from all walks of life in the spirit of democracy and pluralism,
  • facilitating access to university education and research for gifted young people by providing scholarships,
  • contributing to international understanding and cooperation.

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, which was banned by the Nazis in 1933 and re-established in 1947, continues today to pursue these aims in all its extensive activities.

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

Facts and figueres

Staff
A total of 614 (2010) in the offices in Bonn, Berlin, the four academies, and the thirteen state, regional and abroad offices.

Budget
Approx. € 128 million (2009): mainly public funding.

Events
In Germany alone more than 200,000 persons took part in some 3,000 educational courses, discussion forums and conferences in 2009.

International Cooperation
Activities in more than 100 countries.

Scholarship Programme
Approx. 2500 students received a scholarship, of them approx. 280 were international students.

Library
Largest specialised library on the German and international labour movement, with over 900,000 volumes.

Archives
Largest collection of documents on the history of the labour movement in Germany.