Upcoming Activities

  • 2018 Activities

  • Overseeing the judiciary, whose role?
  • Towards review of MOU between INEC and NURTW
  • Monitoring of Political Party Financing
  • Youth Leadership programme "Open Minds, Young Voices"
  • Participative Planning and Monitoring of Election Promises in Local Governments
  • Looking left, walking right. Ideology in the Labour Movement in Nigeria
  • Sale of a State - Privatisation in Nigeria
  • The Struggle for Democratic Space, Labour and the Socio-Economic Liberation of Nigeria
  • Climate Change and Industrialisation
  • “Hunger and Poverty Alert for Trade Unions in West Africa "
  • Social Protection Floor in Nigeria

  • Past Activities

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History & Mission

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a private, non-profit organisation committed to the values of Social Democracy. It was founded in 1925 as Germany’s first political foundation and bears the name of the first democratically elected president of Germany, Friedrich Ebert. Ebert, a Social Democrat, had risen from being a simple craftsman to hold the highest political office in the country. Against the background of his own experiences in political confrontation he had proposed the establishment of a foundation with the following aims:

Through such programmes the political legacy of Friedrich Ebert should be preserved: the promotion of freedom, solidarity and social justice through a democratic political process. The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung was banned by the Nazis in 1933 and re-established in 1947. It carries out its mission in Germany and internationally through its programmes of political education, international cooperation, study and research. At present, FES maintains more than 100 offices worldwide, of which 19 are in sub-Saharan Africa.

FES Nigeria is one of FES’ extensive network of more than 100 offices worldwide. We commenced work in Nigeria in 1976 and have offices in Abuja and Lagos.

Friedrich Ebert Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung