• Social Security And Social Dialogue

    After years of enormous economic success, that lately turned out to be too consumer and credit dependent, the Baltic states find themselves in the most serious economic crisis since their independence. The concern causing economic situation leads to further worsening of the already unsatisfactory social security system.

    The erosion of the public resources and thus the public services is a dominant problem in the Baltic states. Public and private investment in construction, science, research and innovation are insufficient. This situation touches especially the younger generation. A large number of school drop-outs, huge unemployment and a drop in interest in politics and social engagement are the results of this situation.

    The Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation is bound to social democracy. Thus social justice is a basic value of our work. The cooperation and active support of trade unions and other organisations of the welfare area number the nucleus of tasks for the engagement of the Foundation in the Baltic States.