The EU external action promotes democracy and human rights around the world. By implementing projects co-financed by the EU, the FES aims to actively contribute to sustainable EU development cooperation based on solidarity. The FES EU office in Brussels advises and assists the foundation’s offices in over 100 countries in drafting and implementing EU projects that promote peaceful international cooperation, social justice and civil society participation. Sustainable democratic development and gender equality are fundamental to our work in this area, and are systematically incorporated in all EU projects.
Within the framework of our EU projects, we cooperate with a wide range of long-standing local partners. These partners include civil society organisations, local authorities, think tanks, media organisations and trade unions. The map above provides an overview of ongoing and completed EU projects.