FES in India

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The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a non-profit German foundation committed to the values of democracy and social justice.

Widely acknowledged by the German and Indian governments for being an important actor in the promotion of dialogue (people-to-people contacts), FES has been active in India since the late 1970s and established its official country office in 1981 in New Delhi.

FES India is committed to building platforms of mutual trust for open debate and exchange of new ideas. Through workshops, seminars, exchange programmes, as well as academic papers it is offering nuanced socio-economic analyses and fostering debates on a national, regional and global level. The main areas of work include:

  • A transformative discourse on ‘a rising India’ which deals with various aspects of modernisation, such as energy transformation, urbanisation and digitalisation, within the context of the FES Asia programme on the ‘Economy of Tomorrow’;
  • The notion of social equality in the context of labour relations and gender;
  • India’s integration as a significant player in regional and global politics as well as the world economy.

Presently, the core question is: how can India’s economic development be charted in a way that it becomes a socially-balanced, sustainable and resilient economy. Digitalisation assumes particular importance in this regard, especially in overcoming economic, ecological and social conflicts. Not only can technological improvements offer newer solutions to diverse challenges, but a growing, worldwide demand for IT specialists can also provide India with new jobs and enable it to reach the top in the global market.

Together with political leaders, academics, members of the civil society and national and international experts FES endeavours to generate fresh ideas to shape India’s future as well as jointly strive for a better world.

Socio-Economic Transformation
Programme

Socio-Economic Transformation

India is in the midst of a transformation. Spurred on by the economic liberalisation in the 1990s, the country has gradually moved ahead on a path of industrial and technological modernisation and a further integration... more

Social Justice
Programme

Social Justice

Promoting social justice is among the core missions of FES. Social balance is an important requirement for genuine sustainable development, more so in the case of emerging economies like India. Further, social inclusion... more

International Cooperation
Programme

International Cooperation

India is a regional power in South Asia and a key geopolitical actor in a multipolar world. FES seeks to promote dialogue between India and a multitude of regional and global stakeholders to find new entry points for... more

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India Office

K-70B, Hauz Khas Enclave
New Delhi 110016
India

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