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

  • 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 and Syria

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Africa

    Mali

    The Foundation's Mali project encompasses activities such as training events, public conferences, workshops and seminars focusing on democracy, the rule of law, human and refugee rights as well as conflict and crisis prevention and mitigation. The aim is to combat the causes of migration and flight and assist in the integration of refugees by strengthening liberal democracy, democratic institutions, and human rights.

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  • Middle East and North Africa

    Morocco

    The Foundation has been active in Morocco since 1969. Core elements of its project work include political sensitisation, training and networking of liberal-democratic forces. The Foundation cooperates with liberal parties as well as many NGOs and associations, like the young entrepreneurs' organisation Centres des Jeunes Dirigeants in Casablanca or the human rights organisation Centre des Droits des Gens in Fez.

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  • Latinamerica

    Mexico

    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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