Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, India Office
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) was founded in 1925 as a political legacy of Friedrich Ebert, the first democratically elected President of Germany.
Friedrich Ebert, a Social Democrat from a humble crafts background rose to hold the highest political office in his country. As a response to his own painful experience while trying to enter the political arena, Ebert 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.
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, banned by the Nazis in 1933 and re-established in 1947, continues to this day to pursue these aims in all its extensive activities.
As a private cultural non-profit institution, it is committed to the ideals and basic values of social democracy.
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