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

  • South Asia

    Pakistan

    The Foundation opened its office in Pakistan in 1986. The Islamic republic, the world's second-largest Muslim state, is notorious for the large number of terrorist attacks it has suffered and for the challenges posed by climate change. In both areas, the Foundation works closely with Pakistani partner organisations. In the context of the focal themes Islam and democracy, free market economy and rule of law, the aim is give the nation a more stable foundation.

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  • Middle East and North Africa

    Palestinian autonomous areas

    The overarching objective of the Foundation's work in Palestine is to create and strengthen democratic, rule-of-law-based and market-oriented structures for a future Palestinian state. As achieving this goal requires dependable, democratically elected governments along with strong civil society, free markets and a network based on international cooperation, all of the Foundation's activities in Palestine are aimed at developing such structures together with local partners.

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  • Southeast and East Asia

    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.

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  • European & Transatlantic Dialogue

    Poland

    Polish political landscape has undergone radical change after elections in 2015. FNF Prague office supports the strongest opposition party Nowoczesna. FNF also has strong partners among NGOs and Think Tanks actively involved in the regional 4Liberty network: Fundacja Industrial, publisher of monthly liberal magazine Liberté, FOR (Forum of Civic Development) focusing on economic analysis and policy proposals, and Projekt Polska! dealing with civil rights issues (secularism, anti-hate speech campaigns), e-government and digital society.

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  • Middle East and North Africa

    We make freedom real!

    The projects in the MENA Region have always played an important role in Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom’s work abroad. The Foundation has been operating in the region for more than five...

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  • East and Southeast Europe

    Romania

    Romania was included in the Foundation's project work from the early 1990s. Today the Foundation's activities in the country are managed from the project office for South-East Europe in Sofia as well as a branch office in Bucharest that was opened in 2014. Together with partner parties and its youth wings, the Foundation's activities focus on administrative deficits, the legal system, political culture and the fight against corruption. In addition, the Foundation promotes the country's European integration through activities and publications.

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  • Africa

    Senegal

    The Foundation opened its Dakar office in 1980. Since 2006, it has also managed the other projects in West Africa from here. The Foundation's efforts focus on securing and expanding democratic spaces, on economic and legal reforms and on monitoring the public sector and creating transparency. In addition the projects work to promote human and basic rights, personal initiative and entrepreneurial thought and action.

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  • East and Southeast Europe

    Serbia

    The Foundation has been active in Serbia since 1998. The many offerings in the Western Balkans are being managed from Belgrade since 2015. The Foundation's main partners are the Liberal Democratic Party and Libek, a libertarian think tank. The Foundation's activities include dialogue events with neighbouring countries, a local government network and the "Smart Cities" project, which focuses on climate change, entrepreneurship and individual responsibility.

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  • European & Transatlantic Dialogue

    Slovakia

    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.

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  • European & Transatlantic Dialogue

    Slovenia

    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.

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