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Senat is sponsored by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung as a part of its activities aiming at providing expertise on socio-economic and political issues for decision-makers in the political arena.


The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a German political foundation committed to social democracy, pluralism and international cooperation. It was established in 1925 as the political legacy of Germany's first democratically elected president, Friedrich Ebert.

Banned in 1933 and re-established in 1947, the FES today continues to promote social democracy and political education. The main fields in which the foundation is active are:

  • Social cohesion
  • Democratic culture
  • Innovation and participation
  • Globalization based on solidarity


The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Israel
  • Active in Israel since the 1960s, the FES opened its own office in 1978. Since then, we have been committed to strong German-Israeli relations, remembrance of the past, global social justice and the promotion of social democracy. To this end, the FES cooperates closely with local partner organizations to jointly develop projects in the spirit of democracy, gender equality and peaceful co-existence. We employ various methods and instruments to achieve our goals:
  • Dialogue and debate through public events and encounter programs
  • Political and socio-economic research and analyses
  • Civic education and leadership training
  • Political consulting


‏‪Website of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Israel‬: http://www.fes.org.il