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

    Honduras

    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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  • Middle East and North Africa

    Humans of Freedom

    You may have come across the work of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom around the world. You may have heard of our dedication to making the foundation a creative platform for innovation...

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  • European & Transatlantic Dialogue

    Hungary

    Civil society institutions and independent think tanks are currently the only prospects for a return to greater liberalism in Hungary. The Foundation therefore works closely with the Free Market Foundation and Republikon Institut. Both think tanks are Foundaiton partners of many years' standing and members of 4liberty.eu. In addition FNF supports the regionally based liberal party SZEMA in Hungary and cooperates with selected, politically active personalities.

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  • South Asia

    India

    In India the Foundation looks back on a proud track record of over 40 years of successful project work. The regional office in New Delhi in responsible for managing the national projects. In this, the world's largest democracy, the main focus areas are human rights and the rule of law, good governance, promoting liberal positions in regulatory policy as well as developing liberal concepts related to digitalisation, which is rapidly changing the face of the sub-continent.

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  • Southeast and East Asia

    Indonesia

    Friedrich Naumann Stiftung fuer die Freiheit Friedrich Naumann-Stiftung Untuk Kebebasan (FNF) adalah sebuah Yayasan Politik Jerman. Di Jerman dan di 60 negara di seluruh dunia, FNF bersama dengan...

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  • Middle East and North Africa

    Iraq

    The Foundation worked in Iraq from 2004 until 2014. It accompanied the Iraqi constitutional process through a "Constitution Support Project" in 2005. This was followed in 2006 by a project aimed at creating constructive dialogue on the topic of federalism in Iraq. In this context the Foundation also organised study trips for Iraqi parliamentarians to Europe in cooperation with UNOPS, the Belgian foreign ministry and the Bertelsmann Foundation with the aim of strengthening their knowledge of the organisation of federal systems.

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  • Middle East and North Africa

    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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  • European & Transatlantic Dialogue

    Italy

    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.

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  • Middle East and North Africa

    Jordan

    The Foundation's Amman office has existed since 1982 in Amman, Jordan, and focuses on working with the Young Entrepreneurs Association to promote an entrepreneurial culture and the creation of liberal, free market conditions. The Foundation also conducts training events on liberal topics in cooperation with its partner, the "Free Thought Forum", supports young bloggers in their online reform discussions and assists Syrian refugees in conflict resolution.

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  • 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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