FES Baltic States

  • | Latvia, Estonia, Democracy and civil society | Event

    Social democracy and state building in Latvia and Estonia

    One hundred years ago Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were founded. What role did the social-democratic parties play in the founding of the republics...


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  • Monday, 12.11.18 to Monday, 12.11.18 | Latvia, Sustainable economy and social system | Event

    Latvia, the European Pillar of Social Rights and the post-2020 budget of the EU

    Latvia's EU-membership is a success story. However, economic development does not necessarily go hand in hand with a decline of poverty, social...


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  • Wednesday, 14.11.18 to Wednesday, 14.11.18 | Latvia, Strong and solidarity-based Europe | Event

    Baltic Perspectives on EU Challenges: the US Midterm Elections

    The US midterm elections attracted far more attention than usual. The balance is mixed. Many questions remain open, especially with regard on how the...


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  • Wednesday, 31.10.18 to Wednesday, 31.10.18 | Latvia, Strong and solidarity-based Europe | Event

    Conventional and Nuclear Deterrence in Europe

    Deterrence, that sounds like Cold War and the 20th century. However, currently the concept of deterrence is experiencing a renaissance. What are the...


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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

| Latvia, Estonia, Democracy and civil society | Event

Social democracy and state building in Latvia and Estonia

One hundred years ago Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were founded. What role did the social-democratic parties play in the founding of the republics...


more

Monday, 12.11.18 to Monday, 12.11.18 | Latvia, Sustainable economy and social system | Event

Latvia, the European Pillar of Social Rights and the post-2020 budget of the EU

Latvia's EU-membership is a success story. However, economic development does not necessarily go hand in hand with a decline of poverty, social...


more

Wednesday, 14.11.18 to Wednesday, 14.11.18 | Latvia, Strong and solidarity-based Europe | Event

Baltic Perspectives on EU Challenges: the US Midterm Elections

The US midterm elections attracted far more attention than usual. The balance is mixed. Many questions remain open, especially with regard on how the...


more

Recent Publications

Rostoks, Toms; Vanaga, Nora

Creating an affective deterrent against Russia in Europe

Military and non-military aspects of deterrence
Riga, 2018

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Rostoks, Toms; Vanaga, Nora

Uz efektīvu Krievijas atturēšanu vērstas sistēmas izveidošana Eiropā

Atturēšanas militārie un nemilitārie aspekti
Riga, 2018

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Saharov, Kristjan; Ints, Tõnu

Sotsiaaldemokraatia ja omariikluse teke Estonia

Tallinn, 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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