For a world of Freedom

What we do

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is the foundation for liberal politics in the Federal Republic of Germany. It aims to promote the goal of making the principle of freedom valid for the dignity of all people and in all areas of society, both in Germany and abroad.

In our project countries, the support of human rights, rule of law and democracy in more than 60 countries form the core of the work of the regional offices in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Central America; various forms of international dialogue and transatlantic dialogue programme are used to promote these three values around the world. The foundation supports local, regional, and national initiatives to advance the rights of minorities, the democratic control of security forces and for strengthening international human rights coalitions.

Countries

  • East and Southeast Europe

    Albania

    The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom has been hosting events in Albania since beginning its work in the Western Balkans. The country's progress is monitored from the Western Balkans project office in Belgrade. Experts from Albania are involved in workshops or seminars on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Latinamerica

    Latin America

    La Fundación Friedrich Naumann para la Libertad es la Fundación alemana para la política liberal. Constituye una organización política no gubernamental, dedicada a la revaloración del Liberalismo...

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  • Latinamerica

    FNF Latinamerica

    Mexico is a culturally rich country with great potential for economic growth. It is an important actor on the international stage, but framework conditions are challenging, with widespread impunity and corruption. The Foundation supports the implementation of liberal policy approaches in education, competition, economic freedom, transparency, global integration, and the rule of law. It supports dialogue between European and Mexican experts and leaders from politics and research.

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  • Latinamerica

    Argentina

    Argentina is a country rich in mineral resources, with an educated populace and an active civil society, including think tanks and NGOs. The Foundation supports its partners and networks in politics and civil society in their efforts to create a liberal democracy based on the rule of law, human rights and a market economy.

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  • South Asia

    Bangladesh

    Since 2012, the Foundation once again has an office in Bangladesh. Project work focuses on transparent governance and on strengthening free market structures. Transmitting liberal values and positions to the youthful population is a further core element of our work in this, the world's most densely populated territorial state. The Foundation works with the Commission on Freedom of Information, the business chamber association and the Liberal Forum, a civil society organisation.

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  • East and Southeast Europe

    Belarus

    Since 2009, the Foundation has been managing its activities in Belarus from Kiev. Because of authoritarian structures and restrictive laws, project work has been significantly limited within the country since 2011. It is restricted to maintaining contact with liberally minded groups and individuals, monitoring developments within the country, informing interested Belarusians about training activities and including them in regional project work, e.g. in the context of the annual youth dialogue "Europe in a suitcase".

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  • East and Southeast Europe

    Bosnia-Herzegovina

    No other former Yugoslavian country is politically as challenging as Bosnia-Herzegovina with its complicated power structures. Together with its partners, the Foundation works on various levels to improve the country for its citizens - e.g. through the local government network "MandatNet", the liberal parties "Our Party" and the "Liberal Democratic Party" as well as public events, the "Liberal Forums".

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  • Latinamerica

    Brazil

    In Brazil, the Foundation has a track record of over 40 years of project work. The focus lies on cooperation with liberal partners from business, politics, government and civil society. Brazil occupies a central role in the international political dialogue between liberal representatives which was initiated by the Foundation. It is an indispensable strategic partner in efforts to tackle global problems.

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  • East and Southeast Europe

    Bulgaria

    Even after joining the EU in 2007, Bulgaria continues to face unresolved problems related to the functioning of democratic structures and institutions as well as rampant corruption. Since 1990 the Foundation has been supporting the country's transformation process in collaboration with its partners from politics and civil society. Since 2006, the Foundation's regional work in South-East and Eastern Europe is also being coordinated from Sofia.

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  • Southeast and East Asia

    Cambodia

    The Foundation has been engaged in Cambodia since the late 1980s, a time when the country was plagued by internal conflict and was on the brink of a civil war. Since the 1993 elections, the focus of the Foundation's work has been on political education and consulting, with particular attention given to training local politicians, young leaders as well as the representatives of human rights organisations and civil society in leadership, rule of law, human rights and local government.

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