Annual Reports, Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures

194 million euro budget,
mainly from federal and state budgets (2021)

106,333 participants,
in 2.262 educational events e.g. discussion forums, symposia and exhibitions, in person and online in Germany (2021)

106 offices abroad
work to promote democracy and social justice (2021)

2,817 undergraduate and graduate students funded,
including 303 foreign students (2021)

1,000,000 volumes
in the largest specialized library on the subject area of the German and international labor movement. More than 30 million hits per year on the internet services

56,000 meters of written material
in the most traditional archive of all German political foundations on the history of social democracy, the trade unions, their personalities and other emancipatory movements (2020)


Annual Report 2021 / Outlook 2022

The FES in 2021 – Dawn of a New Era.

We have reinvented the FES. A year of shifts and change lies behind us, the likes of which the Foundation has never experienced before: At the helm of the FES is a new leadership team. We are forging ahead with new ways of working, new structures and new pathways in dialogue with the policy-making sphere and society. In 2021, we were

able to reap the fruits of efforts from the years before. The “FES100” process

initiated by the Executive Board laid the foundations for this. We are thus able to assert with pride that we were not

driven by a pandemic of…

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Annual Report 2020 / Outlook 2021

The corona pandemic dominated the scene in 2020.

How can we emerge from the crisis along more just, ecological and democratic lines? How can protection be afforded to the most vulnerable groups? And how do we ensure that climate protection efforts are fair?


The report provides insight into analyses, debates and impetus.

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Annual Report 2019 / Outlook 2020

Is it justifiable to worry about the future of democracies?

Fake news, right-wing populism, hate speech – these are just some of the buzzwords being tossed around in the debate over the well-being of our society.

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