The Washington Office coordinates programs in the United States and Canada. To be able to work more effectively and sustainably in Canada, the FES has installed a Liaison Officer in Ottawa in 2008, the only German political foundation to do so.
In both countries, the FES
- Builds and maintains a network of partners and key individuals in all branches of government, academia, think tanks, NGOs, international organizations, and the media.
- Develops and organizes conferences and seminars on themes that are important to both sides of the Atlantic, including on politics, society, economics, history or the environment.
- Researches and analyses political information for the foundation’s vast network of worldwide offices, lawmakers, government officials, experts, and the interested public.