• The FES at a Glance

    Staff: a total of 614 (2009) in the offices in Bonn and Berlin, the four academies and the thirteen State and regional offices and abroad.

    Budget: approx. 128 million € (2009): mainly public funding.

    Events: in Germany alone more than 200,000 persons took part in some 3,000 educational courses, discussion forums and special-subject conferences in 2009.

    International cooperation: activities in more than 100 countries.

    Scholarships: approx. 2.500 students received a scholarship in 2009, 270 of them from abroad. Over 800 new scholarships were awarded that same year.

    Library: largest specialised library on the German and international labour movement with over 880,000 volumes.

    Archives: largest collection of documents on the history of the labour movement in Germany.