For a world of Freedom

What we do

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is a foundation in the Federal Republic of Germany devoted to the promotion of liberal principles and to political education. The goal of the foundation is to advance the principles of freedom and dignity for all people in all areas of society, both in Germany and abroad.

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation is active in over 60 countries around the world, spanning Europe, Africa, Asia, North and Central America. Within these project countries, our regional offices work to support human rights, rule of law, and democracy. In order to achieve these aims, the foundation seeks to foster both international and transatlantic dialogue through conferences, study tours, and publications, among other means. In addition, the foundation supports local, regional, and national initiatives which advance the rights of minorities, the democratic control of security forces, and the strengthening of international human rights coalitions.

Countries

  • Latinamerica

    Latin America

    La aceptación del progreso en la sociedad, la economía y la ciencia es el objetivo clave de la política liberal y, por naturaleza, el tema de identidad liberal. Progreso significa un libre desarrollo...

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  • Latinamerica

    Argentina

    Nuestro trabajo en Argentina comenzó en 1983 con el regreso de la democracia y desde entonces colaboramos activamente con instituciones de la sociedad civil dedicadas a fortalecer la democracia, el Estado de Derecho y la Libertad en Argentina.
    Los invitamos a participar de nuestras actividades y la de nuestros contrapartes a lo largo de todo el país.
    Gracias por visitar nuestro sitio web. Aguardamos sus comentarios e inquietudes.

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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

    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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  • European & Transatlantic Dialogue

    Canada

    The Transatlantic Dialogue Programme (TAD) is based in Washington, D.C. and forms a part of the European and Transatlantic Dialogue regional office. The TAD promotes political dialogue between North American and European representatives from politics, business, science and culture. Whereas the TAD's network in the United States consists of Republicans and Democrats, in Canada the governing Liberal Party, a member of Liberal International, is the Foundation's political partner.

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  • Latinamerica

    Costa Rica

    FNF focuses on its cooperation with the "Alianza para Centroamérica", an alliance of liberal actors in Central America. In this, the poorest region of the sub-continent, the Foundation's political work focuses on social advancement through education, improved framework conditions for small and medium enterprises, and on fair energy prices through greater competition. Particular attention is dedicated to the Central American youth, who receive access to urgently needed know-how on how to make an active contribution to freer democracies through the Alliance.

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  • Africa

    Côte d'Ivoire

    The Foundation started working in Côte d’Ivoire in 1989. It reopened its office in Abidjan after the end of the violent conflict in 2011. Its work focuses mainly on the youth and their engagement in politics and civil society. Many programmes are directed at liberal youth’s and women’s movements. The Foundation also works actively on identifying liberal organisations and individuals willing to take responsibility and contribute to development. They include young entrepreneurs as well as political and business leaders who work on political initiatives or business ideas, thereby supporting the country’s progress.

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  • European & Transatlantic Dialogue

    Czech Republic

    From its office in Prague, the Foundation focuses its support on the 4Liberty.eu network as a competence pool and platform for dialogue between liberal partners in the EU accession countries. Key topics include raising the perceived attractiveness and acceptance of the liberal concept of society, consolidating public budgets, reforming social security systems, dealing with minorities and combating nationalism and euroscepticism.

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  • Middle East and North Africa

    Egypt

    The Foundation has been operating in Egypt, the Arab world's most populous country, since 1975. The Foundation's partners - and also its most important target group - are decision-makers from politics and civil society, journalists and business leaders who promote market-friendly principles. The focus of the Foundation's activities can be summarised as follows: strengthening political liberalism, strengthening civil society, and strengthening economic freedom.

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  • European & Transatlantic Dialogue

    Estonia

    Since 2005, the liberal Reform Party has been in power in Estonia. In contrast to many other post-communist states, the success of the Estonian liberals is not a temporary phenomenon, but rather confirms their consistently market-oriented reform policies, which were designed with a long time horizon on mind. This is why FNF is interested in transferring the Estonian experience to other countries in the region, where organised liberalism is weak. In addition, the Estonian Academy of Liberalism (AoL) is actively engaged on the 4Liberty.eu network.

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