International Exchange and Advanced Training
Whoever wishes to spread liberal thought and to further its organisation around the world must promote a lively intercultural dialogue and exchange. Active listening and learning are crucial: true dialogue is based on tolerance and mutual respect. The task of the Department for International Exchange and Advanced Training in Germany at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is to foster and implement these liberal principles through facilitating a worldwide exchange of ideas.
Manufacturing Eurekas: Innovating Political Narratives
During crisis situations, populists tend to put intense pressure onto existing structures and look for pragmatic ways to seize power. They fashion themselves as a necessary protagonist that represents drastic change to a decaying system that has failed the people.
26 female government leaders are not enough
The World Economic Forum estimates that it will take another 145 years for men and women to participate actively in politics to the same extent worldwide. But the IAF programmes have shown that women can contribute to improving the situation by acquiring necessary skills such as political communication and consciously building networks. Female role models are also encouraging.
Diversity Day - For diversity in society
Diversity has many facets: Origin, gender, education, religious and political conviction or life experience. Diversity is not defined by one aspect alone. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is committed to a strong and open society in which individual diversity, freedom and development have a chance. Living diversity and valuing it has a positive impact on society.
#13 Talking about Entrepreneurship
According to Joseph Schumpeter, an entrepreneur is a person who is willing and able to convert a new idea or invention into a successful innovation. But to promote open markets and support the innovating entrepreneurships it needs some preconditions. In our current episode of IAF TALK we are discussing the findings of our last seminar on this topic and explore what policymakers can do to boost and accelerate entrepreneurship in their respective countries.
Women in Politics – Political Savvy Skills for Future Female Leaders
We had the great pleasure to facilitate the programme “Women in Politics – Political Savvy Skills for Future Female Leaders” for 17 highly motivated and fascinating female leaders with various backgrounds and expertise.
We are Human Rights Defenders
Today is Human Rights Day. It is a marker of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which was proclaimed by the United Nations on December 10, 1948. The day also reminds us that democracy and freedom cannot be taken for granted - we must defend them. The commitment of human rights defenders is required in all countries of the world.
Making Magic Designing & Facilitating Impactful Gatherings
As someone who is in charge of organizing events in a non-profit organization, the pandemic has created a new challenge for me. What was held in a small budget hotel ballroom with bad taste coffee and small bite-sized snacks has turned into a 2-hour gatherings in virtual conference platform. It worked for the past 2 months, but then the webinar fatigue, happens.