What we do

For a world of Freedom


From its regional office in Brussels and in collaboration with its liberal partners in Europe, the Foundation supports the creation of liberal French structures as a counterweight to French "alternance". To this purpose, the Foundation provides a platform on which liberal approaches to managing the economic and financial crisis as well as education policy are discussed. In addition, the Foundation's office in Brussels tracks political developments in France through regular analyses and interviews.


The Athens project office supports its Greek partners in elaborating targeted reform proposals to improve Greece's situation and introducing them into the political and social debate. The Foundation provides a platform designed to intensify dialogue about the benefits of European integration, design shared solutions for tomorrow's challenges and build a better understanding of divergent perspectives.

Great Britain

From its Brussels office, the Foundation tracks and analyses the political situation in the United Kingdom and the British debate around the future of the EU. In doing so, the Foundation cooperates closely with the Liberal Democrats and civil society actors. London also plays an important role as the host city of the Liberal International (LI) secretariat. LI is a global network of liberal parties with which the Foundation cooperates closely on promoting liberal ideas and strengthening human rights.


In terms of its "European Integration" programme line, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom supports liberal forces in southern Europe. By means of exchanges on concrete topics and in the context of the European liberal family, the Foundation strengthens liberal Italian actors engaged in politics and civil society, both on a programmatic and a structural level.


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.


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.


The Foundation closely monitors the development of the relationship between the EU and Switzerland, with a particular focus on the negotiations in the aftermath of the popular initiative "Against massive immigration", which questioned the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons with the EU. Direct democracy, characteristically strong in Switzerland, makes it possible to discuss initiatives from all sections of society and new concepts such as an unconditional basic income in depth.


In addition to the Hayek Foundation, one of the most important partners of the Foundation for Freedom is the Institute for Economic and Social Studies (INESS). Both are members of the 4Liberty.eu network. Activities focus mainly on topics such as a flat tax, the future of monetary policy, and political education at secondary and tertiary learning institutions.


The most important tool used in project work in Slovenia is the exchange of best practices through existing network structures, as transformation has not been entirely successful in this country. In 2014, the Foundation entered into cooperation with Svetilnik, a non-partisan, liberal think tank. Areas of cooperation with the SMC, the liberal party of Prime Minister Miro Cerar, are also being expanded.


In terms of its "European Integration" programme, the Foundation supports liberal forces in southern Europe. By means of exchanges on concrete topics and in the context of the European liberal family, the Foundation strengthens liberal Spanish actors, both on a programmatic and a structural level.