Welcome to
the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
in Latvia

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FRIEDRICH-EBERT-FOUNDATION
COUNTRY OFFICE LATVIA
DZIRNAVU IELA 37-64
RĪGA, LV 1010, LATVIA

PHONE: +371 6783 05 39
FAX: +371 6783 03 26

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. Current, particular important topics of our work are: Fair society Innovation and progress Active democracy