What we do

For a world of Freedom

Myanmar EN

The Foundation has been working for democracy, human rights and market economy in Myanmar/Burma since 1989. In 2013 we opened an office in Yangon. We support the current reform process in cooperation with state institutions, parliaments and civil society, providing our participants with shared platforms for debate - a rarity in the past. Our political education and consulting offerings aim to enhance political participation, market economy and the rule of law.

Philippines

The Foundation started working in the Philippines in 1986 with the aim of supporting democracy, the rule of law and a market economy while mitigating negative developments from the time of the dictatorship. It has worked with the liberal family in politics and civil society in particular, campaigning for civic and economic freedoms and human rights.

Thailand

The open society, citizen participation and rule of law are at the centre of the Foundation's work and its partners from politics, civil society and business in Thailand. The work targets the youth in particular, with the aim of including its ideas in the political debate. The Bangkok office also provides administrative support to project work in the region.

FNF Vietnam

The Foundation has had an office in Hanoi since 2012. The focus of our work with partners lies on supporting progress towards a social market economy in Vietnam. The Foundation cooperates with employer associations, think tanks and university research institutes.

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".

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.

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".

Tajikistan

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 Tajikistan Free Market Centre in Dushanbe, with events covering topics such as tolerance, market economy and free trade.

Uzbekistan

The Foundation has been active in the three Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan since 1996, and in Tajikistan since 2008. The Foundation's Central Asian regional programme is designed to include Uzbekistan. However, no events are currently taking place in Uzbekistan itself, although participants from the country participate in activities conducted by the Foundation and its partners in the region.

Israel and Palestinian Territories

The Foundation has been active in Israel - the only stable multiparty democracy in the Middle East - since 1983. After the collapse of organised liberalism in Israel, the Foundation launched the "Liberal Project", which aims to bring together liberal forces in politics, business and society to reinvigorate the liberal movement. In addition, the Foundation promotes dialogue between Israel and Palestine, as well as exchanges between Israel and Germany/Europe.

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