The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a non-profit organization committed to the values of social democracy, and is the oldest of all Germany’s political foundations. FES opened its office in Jordan in 1986 and is accredited through a long-standing partnership with the Royal Scientific Society (RSS). The goal of FES Amman is to promote democracy and political participation, to support progress towards social justice and gender equality, as well as to contribute to ecological sustainability and peace and security in the region. FES Amman supports the building and strengthening of civil society and public institutions in Jordan and Iraq. FES Amman cooperates with a wide range of partner institutions from civil society and the political sphere to establish platforms for democratic dialogue, organize conferences, hold workshops and publish policy papers on current political questions.