FES in the Philippines
The work of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in the Philippines started in 1964. Its focus is on the promotion of democracy and the strengthening of social and ecological dimensions of economic development through education, research, political dialogue, and international cooperation. The FES Philippine Office cooperates with national and local government institutions, trade unions, political and social movements, non-government organizations, media practitioners and groups, scientific institutions, individual experts, and other international organizations.
The programs and projects of the FES Philippine Office gives special focus on:
- Empowering marginalized social sectors and groups to represent their interests in areas of socio-economic and socio-political decision-making;
- Promoting socio-political dialogue in the understanding that peace and democracy can only prevail on the basis of sharing and compromising; and,
- Exchange program and international cooperation to build awareness of global interdependence of states and societies and the need for multilateralism with fair participation.