The Friedrich Naumann Foundation Beirut Office is focused on Lebanon and it's people. Regional and local turmoil makes the work of the foundation in this country challenging, forcing our office in Beirut to constantly adapt to new social and political changes.In Lebanon, our main objective is to support Lebanese start-ups, civil society organisations and liberal political parties while raising awareness about political education, female empowerment and durable development.
Conflict, Crisis, and Crimmigration?
In the context of the FNF Madrid Policy Group Visiting Program to Lebanon, we hosted the launch of the publication "Conflict, Crisis, and Crimmigration? Maritime Irregular Migration From Lebanon Since 2019" by Jasmin Lilian Diab, PhD and Ibrahim Jouhari. The paper has surveyed and tracked all irregular maritime migration attempts that start from Lebanon toward Europe by collecting accurate official data and presenting it in a publicly publishable format.
The SixSixFour is a political opinion blog that offers liberal perspectives and analyses on
economy, politics, society, and culture in Lebanon. It gives a platform for people from different
backgrounds, professions, and expertise to voice their opinions on current events and discuss
critical challenges in the country.
Demographic Engineering in the Course of Syria’s War
The 70-page report “Demographic Engineering in the Course of Syria’s War: A consequence or cause?" analyses the processes of population displacement and urban destruction in the context of the deliberate change of the demographic structure in Syria, from the perspective of demographic engineering.
Lebanon’s Economic Crisis by Sector: Challenges and Opportunities in Manufacturing
“Lebanon’s Economic Crisis by Sector: Challenges and Opportunities in Manufacturing” - Policy Brief by Bacel Maddah, Lina Maddah, and Nadim Gharios supported by FNF Lebanon.
Discover the the impact of the ongoing crisis in Lebanon on the manufacturing sector
Innovation and politics: an intertwined relationship
One of the goals of policymakers should be to make sure that AI is being used to correct some of the past mistakes and to avoid replicating human bias or repeating history even when historical data is skewed.
A Look into Political Parties’ Online Behaviour Vis-à-vis Alternative Candidates
The report is issued by InflueAnswers for Digital Analysis in collaboration with the Samir Kassir Foundation and Friedrich Naumann Foundation, following the May 15, 2022 parliamentary election in Lebanon. It aims to understand behaviors, narratives, and archetypes of polarization circulated by Lebanese traditional political parties vis-à-vis alternative lists and candidates.
Earthquake disaster in Turkey and northern Syria
The earthquakes in the Turkish-Syrian border region were the most severe in more than 20 years. On the Syrian side in particular, the extent of the terrible earthquake has not yet been fully grasped. What is clear, however, is that the people there are still waiting in vain for help. One reason for the difficult situation for the international aid community is the Syrian regime of Assad. How Germany and the West can help without supporting the Assad regime.