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

    Kazakhstan

    The Foundation has been active in the three Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan since 1996, and in Tajikistan since 2008. In the context of a regional programme, the Foundation mainly works with the Institute for Development and Economic Affairs in Almaty, whose events focus on topics such as the rule of law, tolerance, a free market economy and free trade.

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  • Africa

    Kenya

    The Foundation does not have an office in Kenya, but supports its Kenyan projects from neighbouring Tanzania. Most activities in Kenya are conducted in cooperation with the Inter Region Economic Network, a development think tank that networks liberal thinkers in East Africa to come up with shared concepts for development. The Foundation is also working on a project to promote secure property rights with the aim of improving food security in the country.

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  • Southeast and East Asia

    Korea

    Welcome to the homepage of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) Korea! With an office in Seoul since 1987 and activities in the North since 2004, we developed a strong relationship with...

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  • East and Southeast Europe

    Kyrgyzstan

    The Foundation has been active in the three Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan since 1996, and in Tajikistan since 2008. In the context of its regional programme the Foundation mainly works with the Central Asia Free Market Centre in Kyrgyzstan, whose events focus on topics such as transparency, citizen rights, the rule of law, market economy and free trade. In addition, the Foundation stays in close contact with Central Asia's first programme party, the liberal "Reform Party".

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  • European & Transatlantic Dialogue

    Latvia

    Latvia was on the verge of bankruptcy at the start of the global financial crisis, and was only saved by a hefty financial injection from the IMF. But now, thanks to the consistent reform policies of its liberal-conservative government, it is enjoying an upswing. The Foundation cooperates with the liberal party Latvijas Attistibai, founded in 2013, and its youth wing.

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  • Middle East and North Africa

    Lebanon

    In Lebanon the Foundation works with the "Lebanese Economic Association", the "Lebanese Transparency Association" and the "Samir Kassir Foundation" on projects focusing on market-oriented regulatory policy, increased citizen participation, press freedom and anti-corruption. Substantial projects are also offered for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, with a particular focus on conflict mediation.

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  • Middle East and North Africa

    Lebanon and Syria

    n Lebanon the Foundation works with the "Lebanese Economic Association", the "Lebanese Transparency Association" and the "Samir Kassir Foundation" on projects focusing on market-oriented regulatory policy, increased citizen participation, press freedom and anti-corruption. Substantial projects are also offered for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, with a particular focus on conflict mediation.

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  • European & Transatlantic Dialogue

    Lithuania

    FNF supports the renewal process of the "Liberal Movement" party (LRLS) through political education and consulting activities, as well as by offering capacity training for people interested in politics. In addition, the "Lithuanian Free Market Institute" (LFMI) has been a strong partner for many years.

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  • East and Southeast Europe

    Macedonia

    The Foundation took up its project work in Macedonia at the end of the 1990s. Although the state is aiming for NATO and EU membership, it is becoming increasingly authoritarian. The Foundation and its political partners are working on strengthening the democratic framework conditions, in particular freedom of expression and the rule of law. The Foundation also works with civil society partners on promoting ethnic and religious tolerance as well as liberal values.

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  • Southeast and East Asia

    Malaysia

    The Foundation has been promoting liberal values in Malaysia for over 20 years. The country is comparatively prosperous, but its economic development is held back by corruption, nepotism and state interventionism. Repressive laws severely restrict civil society. Together with its partners, the Foundation campaigns for more freedom and respect for human rights.

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