FES Baltic States

  • Tuesday, 06.03.18 to Tuesday, 06.03.18 | Latvia, Strong and solidarity-based Europe | Event

    Russia before the presidential election 2018

    In March 2018 the presidential election took place in Russia. There was never any doubt that the old president would be re-elected. Even so, are any...


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  • 16.02.2018 | Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Sustainable economy and social system | Spotlight

    Countries of old men?

    Demographic change is a major challenge for all three Baltic States, which are often perceived as a homogenous region in Europe.


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  • | Latvia | Spotlight

    Presentation on “Latvian Foreign and Security Policy Yearbook 2018”

    Latvia's annual foreign and security policy yearbook was launched on January 23rd by Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics.


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  • 28.09.2017 | Latvia, Strong and solidarity-based Europe | Event

    Debate: "Baltic States and Germany – Prospects for Europe"

    The high-level "Baltic States and Germany – Prospects for Europe" international conference took place on 28 September 2017 in Riga, with numerous top...


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Estonia Office
Pärnu mnt. 27-13
10141 Tallinn

Lithuania Office
A. Jakšto g. 6a/8-34
LT-01105 Vilnius

Shortly after the restoration of independence, in 1992, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation started its activities in the three Baltic States and opened offices in Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius. The core concern was to support the democratic transition processes, to accompany the Baltic States on their way to the European Union and to promote the dialogue between the Baltic States and Germany, and among the countries of this region.

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The Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) has operated in Latvia since 1993. Its office in Riga is also responsible for coordinating FES activities in all three Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
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The Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) has been represented in Estonia since 1993, with its office in the country’s capital, Tallinn. The office is led by an academic employee of the foundation, and is coordinated from the regional office for the Baltic States in Riga.
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The Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) has been represented in Lithuania since 1994, with its office in the country’s capital, Vilnius. The office is led by an academic employee of the foundation, and is coordinated from the regional office for the Baltic States in Riga.
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Latest Events

Wednesday, 04.04.18 to Friday, 06.04.18 | Estonia, Strong and solidarity-based Europe | Event

NATO-EU Roundtable 2018

From the 4th until the 6th of April 2018 the 6th annual “NATO-EU Roundtable 2018” will take place in Tallinn at Tallinn University and in Saka Cliff...


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Tuesday, 06.03.18 to Tuesday, 06.03.18 | Latvia, Strong and solidarity-based Europe | Event

Russia before the presidential election 2018

In March 2018 the presidential election took place in Russia. There was never any doubt that the old president would be re-elected. Even so, are any...


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Thursday, 05.04.18 to Friday, 06.04.18 | Lithuania, Democracy and civil society, Sustainable economy and social system | Event

Seminar: Gender equality in the Baltic states

How do things stand with regard to labour market equality in the Baltic states and what can trade unions learn from one another about this? These...


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Recent Publications

Vārpiņa, Zane

Countries of old men?

Demographic challenges in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
Riga, 2018

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Latvian foreign and security policy

Yearbook 2018
Riga, 2018

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The future of the welfare state in the Baltic Sea region

Warschau, 2018

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Democracy and civil society
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Democracy and civil society

After more than 25 years since the re-establishment of independent Baltic States, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have built stable democratic systems.
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Strong and solidarity-based Europe
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Strong and solidarity-based Europe

Promotion of the European integration process and a unified European foreign and security policy.
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Sustainable economy and social system
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Sustainable economy and social system

Support for just and sustainable development in the economic and social politics of the Baltic States.
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