Friedrich Ebert Stiflung is a non-stock, non-profit educational foundation
which was established in 1925 in the legacy of Friedrich Ebert, the
first democratically elected president of Germany and a prominent
leader of the Socialist Democratic Party of Germany.
Foundation cooperates with the developmental institutions and organizations
in more that 100 countries, maintain representative offices in more
than 75 countries, and has been in the Philippines since 1964.
task of FES is to educate people from all walks of life in the spirit
of democracy; to cultivate international understanding and partnership
with developing countries; to support gifted, motivated students and
promising young scholars, both German and foreign with scholarships;
to conduct and sponsor research projects both within the foundation
and outside; and to promote art and culture as elements of vigorous
FES in the Philippines
Based on the framework of FES International Development Cooperation,
the Philippine office aimes for the following:
Improvement of socio-economic situation at the community level
through competent local governance.
Integration of the underprivileged sectors, through their organizations
and institutions, in their decision-making processes at the local
and national level.
Improvement of competence of reform-oriented groups and institutions
in reform politics and advocacies in political and civil society
Development of trade union constituencies and their proposals
for social and labor reforms.
main goals bring the work of FES Philippines in the areas of local
governance, small enterprise development, development planning, local
officials training, LGU-civil society partnerships, NGO-PO capability
building, women in politics, agenda setting and advocacy in social,
environmental and economic reforms for public sector, women workers
in organization, tripartite strategizing on globalization and introduction
of the method of applied participatory planning.
FES also coordinate and occasionally host international projects at
European-Asian, Southeast Asian, and the Asia Pacific level based
on thematic and training focus.
involvement in developmental assistance is characterized by cooperation
with partners based on shared principles of social justice in democracy.
This is translated to both technical and political exchanges and partnerships.
focus our work within the dynamism of the relationship between the
state and civil society.