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), we are devoted to the promotion of liberal principles and to political education. The goal of the foundation is to advance the principles of human rights, rule of law, freedom of press and democracy.
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FNF MENA Organizes a regional Hackathon to Address the issue of Irregular Migration from MENA to Europe
Tunis, Tunisia - In an effort to tackle the pressing issue of irregular migration from the MENA region to Europe, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) MENA is hosting a unique Hackathon titled "Irregular Migration to Europe: Passageways Paved with Tricky Gauges." The event aims to bring together young minds from the MENA region to delve into the root causes and consequences of irregular migration, while also exploring its impact on the relationship between the European Union (EU) and the MENA region.
Stabilizing Democracies in the European Neighborhood Lessons from Lebanon and Tunisia
More than a decade after the “Arab Spring” swept away long-established dictatorships across the MENA region, an authoritarian claustrophobia has returned to many if not all societies in the region. The effervescence of civil society, led and inspired by the energy and demographic dominance of youth, has evaporated into a stillness of disappointment, disorientation, resignation. Overwhelming international commitment to support democratic change in the region was not able to turn the odds in favour of a lasting establishment of democratic norms, institutions and processes. This discussion paper, commissioned jointly by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and Democracy Reporting International, aims to take stock of the lessons that can be learned, from the perspective of political and civil society actors in Tunisia and Lebanon, and to develop recommendations for a critical review of concepts, methods, and strategies of international democracy support.
Office Manager Vacancy
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) Tunisia and Libya is looking for an Office Manager to join the Team.
Female leadership in the spotlight: Tunisia 2023 Women Entrepreneurs redefine excellence
Supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and a host of sponsors committed to promoting new gender talents, the ´Femmes Entrepreneures de Tunisie´ competition has just produced an exceptional vintage "enhanced" by two new categories.
Reshaping European Energy Relations across the Mediterranean: The Case of Green Hydrogen
"This study looks at the domestic hydrogen market in 5 MENA countries, to explore the potential for future use and production of green hydrogen. What policies changes are required to realise this potential and how can both sides of the Medetrranean benefit?"
Deepfake : The rise of the new infodemic wave