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

  • East and Southeast Europe.

    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.

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  • Africa

    Tanzania

    Tanzania has been undergoing a political and economic transformation process towards a pluralistic and market-based system since the early 1990s. The Foundation supports the country's progress by working with liberal partner organisations in the political realm as well as civil society.

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  • Southeast and East Asia

    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.

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  • Middle East and North Africa

    Tunisia

    The Foundation's work abroad began with the opening of an office in Tunisia in 1964. About 50 years later, in 2011, a new phase started for the Foundation in the context of the Tunisian revolution. In addition to the long-established areas of work (e.g. journalist training, economic policy), the Foundation enhanced its work substantially with further cooperation projects in areas such as democracy support, party cooperation, and human rights.

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  • East and Southeast Europe.

    Turkey

    The Foundation has been operating in Turkey since 1991. After initially starting its work in the capital, Ankara, the Foundation's moved its office to the country's main metropolis, Istanbul, in 2002. In a political environment characterised by sometimes violent conflicts of interest and values, the Foundation works with Turkish civil society organisations, think tanks and lobby groups that share its liberal values to promote liberal political and social ideas.

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  • East and Southeast Europe.

    Turkey

    Özgürlük için Friedrich Naumann Vakfı, uluslararası düzeyde sivil eğitimi için çalışan, Almanya merkezli bağımsız, kâr amacı gütmeyen bir sivil toplum kuruluşudur. Bireysel özgürlükler, demokrasi,...

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  • East and Southeast Europe.

    Ukraine und Belarus

    The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is a liberal political foundation which aims to contribute to enforcing the principle of human dignity in all areas of society. For this purpose, the...

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  • European & Transatlantic Dialogue

    United States of America

    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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  • East and Southeast Europe.

    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.

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  • East and Southeast Europe.

    Western Balkans

    In 1992 FNF started its work in the Western Balkans. Since 2000 it has worked from its office in Belgrade. Working from Serbia, a key country in the region, FNF offers its partners political...

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