Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) opened its Vietnam Office in Hanoi in 1990. It was one of the first international non-profit organisations to work in Vietnam. As a political foundation, we base our work on the principles of promoting social justice and political participation. Within these parameters, FES is supporting the renovation process known as Đổi mới, which was initiated by the Vietnamese Government in 1986.
The close and long-standing cooperation with local partners forms the backbone of the work of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Vietnam. The Vietnamese partner organizations of FES are central actors in the fields of politics, economic development and political education. In its cooperation with local partners Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung emphasizes its demand orientation. Hence, all projects focus entirely on partner’s needs and wishes for political dialogue.
FES uses diverse methods to foster discussions and the exchange of international experiences. These include commissioning and publishing studies and reports on pressing sociopolitical issues, organizing workshops, conferences and similar platforms, inviting international experts to Vietnam and sending study groups to Germany and Europe.