Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the oldest political foundation in Germany with a rich tradition in social democracy. It focuses on core ideas and values of social democracy i.e. freedom, justice and solidarity. FES India has had a long standing cooperation with think-tanks and research institutions. It has also substantiated the necessity for an exchange of social democratic ideas across borders, continents and cultures, especially in the age of globalization’s continuing impact on Indian society and India’s sustained rise to global importance