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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung FES Bulgaria Charity Profile
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES, Stiftung being the German word for Foundation) was founded in 1925 as a political legacy of Germany's first democratically elected president, Friedrich Ebert.
In response to his own painful experience in political confrontation Ebert, a Social Democrat who had risen to the highest political office in his country from a humble craftsman's background, had proposed the establishment of a foundation serving the following aims:
to further political and social education of individuals from all areas of life in the spirit of democracy and pluralism,
to facilitate access to university education and to help gifted young people by providing scholarships,
to contribute to the achievement of international understanding and cooperation.
As of present, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, which was banned by the Nazis in 1933 and re-established in 1947, continues pursuing these aims in all of its extensive activities. As a private cultural non-profit institution it is committed to the ideas and basic values of social democracy.
The main subjects of the foundation are:
A fair and just society
Innovations and development