The Andean Countries Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom develops its activities in Peru, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela. Together with the partners of the foundation, organizations or individuals, it seeks to promote democratic, free and entrepreneurial societies.
Ecuador in a State of Emergency
Ecuador has been deeply divided for some years now. Not even the liberal-conservative President Guillermo Lasso, elected in 2021, has been able to change this situation. On May 17, Lasso dissolved the National Assembly, Ecuador's parliament, following impeachment proceedings and resigned from office. This unusual but constitutional measure was supposed to clear the way for new elections, scheduled for August 20, 2023. Now, the election campaign has dramatically generated great uncertainty in the country: the murder of presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio, journalist and former member of Ecuador's National Assembly, just 11 days before the presidential elections, has plunged the country into a deep crisis.
Defining Moment: European Parliament Stands Firm for Free and Fair Elections in Venezuela
The European Parliament has expressed deep concern over the political situation in Venezuela and the upcoming 2024 elections, emphasizing the need for a return to democracy in the country. In a recent resolution, the Parliament condemned the arbitrary disqualifications of candidates and interference by the Maduro regime in the electoral process.
Liberal Leaders School: Successful Conclusion of Youth Public Policy Training Program
Forty outstanding participants from Peru and Bolivia, aged between 18 and 35, took part in the first edition of the School of Liberal Leaders programme, an initiative aimed at promoting political participation and leadership among young people in the region.
LeaderLab in Barranquilla: A Transformative Experience for Young Leaders
The Liderlab, Barranquilla - Colombia version, offered young Colombian leaders an unparalleled opportunity to develop their leadership skills, explore the world of economics and freedom, and establish valuable exchanges with successful entrepreneurs and inspiring leaders.
"Building the Future, Leading the Change" - an event conducted by Libertank in Cali, Colombia
Liberlab 2023, organised by our Colombian partner Libertank, explores fundamental concepts such as economic freedom, free markets and true entrepreneurship. Participants understood the importance of these foundations for the creation of opportunities and the path to success. Voluntary cooperation and innovation were presented as essential tools to overcome the great challenges facing humanity.
School “Women: Empowerment and Freedom for Development”
FNF - Andean Countries, in partnership with the association Somos Ciudadanía, held the first citizenship school of the year in the Lambayeque region in northern Peru, entitled "Women: Empowerment and Freedom for Development". 50 scholarship holders participated in this workshop, which provided tools to help improve their quality of life and promote gender equality.
Event “Computer Science Education - Shaping Creative Generations”
Medellín became the epicentre of educational progress in Computer Science through the event "Computer Science Education - Forming Creative Generations", organised by Sumatec - Code en mi Cole from Peru, with the support of the Mayor's Office of Medellín and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom - Andean Countries.