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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:

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.

Event Report

Seminar on EU-India Cooperation on Sustainable Urbanisation

15-16 September 2016, Pune, India

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Latest publications


   BIG GREEN journey : Developing a scaling up framework for green livelihood initiatives 

   By Shailendra Singh Bisht, Gururaja Budhya,

   Mandvi Kulshreshtha, Sachin Kumar, Sandeep Kumar

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Charting a Sustainable Future: EU-India Platforms on Energy and Climate Change and Urban Development

By Gauri Khandekar and Marc Saxer

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India’s View on Human Security: Citizens First, Holistic Urbanisation and Cooperation with the European Union 

By Gauri Khandekar 

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Public Lecture on "Women's Work in India" by Prof. Gita Sen

 Public lecture on “Women’s work in India in the early 21st century: the miner’s canary?” by Prof. Gita Sen, organised by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, India Office and University of Calcutta. The lecture presents a  perspective on declining women’s workforce participation in relation to India’s economic growth. Like the canaries that alerted miners to poisonous atmosphere, the declining women's work force participation point  to structural problems that affect overall employment and growth.

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Escaping the middle income trap in Indonesia : an analysis of risks, remedies and national characteristics 

by Faisal Basri, Gatot Arya Putra. - Jakarta : Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Indonesia Office

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 "NEW" Mind the transformation trap: laying the political foundation for sustainable development

 by Marc Saxer

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Mind the transformation trap : laying the political foundation for sustainable development

By Marc Saxer

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Schwerpunkt des Monats: INDIEN @ IPG - Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft

No means No by Pamela Philipose

Der Vorturner by C Raja Mohan

Der indische Gigant erwacht by  Marc Saxer



 Civil Society Guide to National Social Protection Floors by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

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 "NEW" Islamic feminism - a contradiction in terms? 

 by Ambar Ahmad

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Between Principles and Pragmatism Perspectives on the Ukraine Crisis from Brazil, India, China and South Africa

by Felix Hett and Moshe Wien (Eds.) 

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100 days of NDA government 

 by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

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 The Bay of Bengal at the crossroads : Potential for Cooperation among Bangladesh, India and Myanmar 

 by K Yhome

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FES India General Elections 2014 Specials 

Women And Politics: Trends From The 16th  General Election by Pamela Philipose

Daunting Challenges and High Opportunities: India after the Elections 2014 

Kurzinformationen der FES Indien - Indiens neue Regierung (Information Paper from FES India - India's new government)

Rekordwahlen in Indien: "Die Menschen hungerten nach einem politischen Wechsel." Fünf Fragen an Sarah Hees in Neu-Delhi (Record Elections in India: "People were hungry for a political change." Five questions to Sarah Hees in New Delhi )

THE 16th GENERAL ELECTION: A Sizeable Section Of Indian Voters In A Mood For ‘High Risk, High Returns by Anand Agashe 


Indien vor dem Machtwechsel Die größte Demokratie der Welt geht zur Wahl by Felix Schmidt



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