Welcome to the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Korea Office!
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a private German non-profit organization which is committed to the ideas and values of Social Democracy. Please browse through our website to learn more about our organization and work in Korea. More
Inter-Korean relations are shaped by the ongoing division of the Korean Peninsula, conflicts between North and South Korea as well as diverging interests between regional and global powers such as the US and China. By promoting dialogue and trust building, FES intends to contribute to peace and cooperation on the Korean Peninsula.
The regional geopolitical landscape is changing rapidly. Increased competition between the U.S. and China, the reorganization of global supply chains and the corona pandemic are reshaping the geopolitics of Asia. What will be the impact on the Korean Peninsula?
Automation, digitalization and platforms are rapidly changing the economic systems and the world of work. In South Korea, especially the automotive industry and the platform economy are undergoing a rapid transformation creating new challenges for both companies and workers.
The dynamic economic development of South Korea was mainly driven by export-oriented industrial policy and large conglomerates. However, social development indicators have not been able to keep pace with economic progress. Thus, promoting social justice and gender equality remains an important task.
As an advanced industrial country, South Korea is a large emitter of greenhouse gases. However, with the recognition of the importance of the climate change, South Korea has started to develop sustainable climate and energy policies.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a non-profit German foundation funded by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, and headquartered in Bonn and Berlin. It was founded in 1925 and is named after Germany's first democratically elected President, Friedrich Ebert. FES is committed to the advancement of both socio-political and economic development in the spirit of social democracy, through civic education, research, and international cooperation. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is the oldest political foundation in Germany.