Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit
Call for nominations – Raif Badawi Award 2021
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom will award the annual Raif Badawi Award for Courageous Journalists at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. Who will receive the award this year?
Hans van Baalen - Advisor and Bridge Builder
Hans van Baalen was a political leader of international standing. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation benefited massively from his warm-hearted "leadership". There was no sensitive issue that we could not discuss in confidence with Hans van Baalen. We will miss him immensely.
Hans van Baalen – A great European
Hans van Baalen, ALDE President and member of the Board of Trustees of the Freedom Foundation, passed away tonight. Like no other, he shaped liberalism in Europe and tirelessly carried the message of freedom to the outside world. From now on, as a liberal family, we must continue alone along the path he blazed. His commitment to a united Europe will remain unforgotten.
Women Leading Protests – Female Voices For Democracy
Around the world, women are leading the fight for freedom and democracy. The documentary film "Women Leading Protests - Female Voices for Democracy" by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation looks at the stories of four women who have been involved in protests for democracy in various forms.
Defending women’s rights in Islam
As the Executive Director of Malaysia's Sisters in Islam, Rozana Isa's role is to make sure that Muslim women are being heard. She finds women are being grossly disadvantaged under the Syariah laws, and she believes that women have a right to question the injustice they experience in the name of Islam. Isa’s resolve to make Islam truly stand for equality and justice is remarkable.
North Korea 2021: Corona is just one out of many political challenges
A new U.S. administration, important strategic decisions at the North Korean party congress, an emerging major conflict between the U.S. and China, a slowly approaching end of the Corona pandemic: Numerous events taking place in 2021 make it necessary to take a closer look at the situation in and around North Korea and to venture an outlook.
The Foundation for Freedom in Germany and the World
Based on the principles of liberalism, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom offers political education in Germany and abroad. Our headquarter is located in Potsdam, and we maintain offices throughout Germany and in over 60 countries around the world.
With our events and publications, we help people to become actively involved in political affairs. We support talented young students with scholarships.
The Double-Crisis Generation
On the occasion of the EU Social Summit in Porto, Portugal, the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation in Madrid and the Spanish think tank EsadeEcPol indicate in a joint cross-border study economic insecurity and the resulting radicalization of political attitudes among young people in Southern Europe.
The Young Generation’s Future is Europe
"Our future is Europe - we have no other." Genscher's words are still relevant today in the light of Brexit, the refugee crisis and the corona pandemic. Many young people have recognised this, and the future of Europe is particularly close to their hearts. But to be able to pave the way to a truly European future, the EU needs a general overhaul. Julius Graack explains what the young generation hopes for from the EU.
Clear Rules for Fair Competition
The EU Commission is taking action against unfair trade practices by Chinese companies and market-distorting foreign subsidies with a new trade strategy. For the strategy to work, liberal Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager must create clear rules. For only with an open single market can Europe make use of its economic strengths.
Mixed Fortunes Expected as Britain Gears Up for Super Thursday
An unprecedented number of seats are up for grabs in local and regional elections in the UK on Thursday. Although it will be difficult to point out clear winners and losers, it is likely that the elections will have a profound effect on the political landscape for the years to come.
World Press Freedom Day 2021
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom wanted to find out how journalists in Sri Lanka see their role in 2021 in providing information as a public good. In a panel discussion three representatives of the media discussed with Roel Raymond
Never waste a good crisis: How the EU Covid19 recovery fund can fix the reform backlog in the Member States
Today the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen unveiled her NextGenerationEU funding strategy to finance the recovery plan for Europe. The Commission will raise up to around €800 billion in current prices until 2026. The strategy can be summarized in one term: temporary common European debt.
"Romania is the fastest changing society in Europe“
The Oscar-nominated film "Colectiv" follows authorities, the victims and the whistleblower and uncovers gradually the corrupt structures of the Romanian health system. Director Alexander Nanau explains in this interview the motivation behind his new film and why he rejected the Romanian Order of Merit for Culture.
Liberal success stories in the Netherlands – What Liberals can learn from the Dutch elections
In the Netherlands, the Liberals achieved successes in the last parliamentary elections that Liberals in Germany can only dream of. Jeroen Dobber analyses what led the VVD and D66 to their electoral success and gives an outlook on what lessons could be adopted internationally to help liberalism to flourish.