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.
Friedrich Ebert was born on 4 February 1871, as the son of a tailor in Heidelberg (Germany). He joined the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) in 1889, even before he had finished his apprenticeship as a saddler.
Scholarship Programme by FES
The promotion of young talent is one of the founding principles of the FES. Find out more about the scholarship programme by FES.
FES Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe (FES ROCPE)
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a non-profit German foundation funded by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, and headquartered in Bonn and Berlin. It was founded in 1925 and is named after Germany's first democratically elected President, Friedrich Ebert. FES is committed to the advancement of both socio-political and economic development in the spirit of social democracy, through civic education, research, and international cooperation. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is the oldest political foundation in Germany.