The Friedrich Naumann Foundation Beirut Office is focused on Lebanon and its 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.
Guidebook on Citizen Participation In Municipal Elections
In partnership with “Nahnoo” we have developed and designed a Guidebook specific about the municipal election law and campaigning for elections: The guidebook provides a general overview about the municipal election law, election campaign, citizen engagement and communication campaign.
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF), in partnership with the United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP) and the Lebanese American University (LAU), recently organized a two-day bootcamp
for participants of the Youth Leadership Programme (YLP).
Project Watan Youth Camp
The meeting, in which more than 80 young people from various Lebanese regions, included political, cultural, environmental and entertainment activities, on Saturday 2 September 2023 in "Chahtoul Camping Site".
CSS 23: Active Citizenship in Times of Crisis
This year, the third edition of Citizenship Summer School (CSS) took place in Beirut from August 16 to 19. As in previous years, and in partnership with Service de La vie Etudiante Universite Saint Joseph, the program once again provided a rewarding experience and extensive insights for all participants.
Transforming Tragedy into Activism and Change
Given the pressing need to manage the port of Beirut in alignment with internationally accepted standards for port management, operation, and investment, it becomes crucial to align with economic, political, and administrative transformations essential for development.
Liberalism is the solution!
During the pre-war period, Lebanon was considered an oasis of liberalism, but only when compared to its neighbors and the rest of the Arab world. In today’s world, Lebanon can no longer rely on relative freedom. It needs to start a series of urgent and profound liberal reforms in most sectors to increase its competitiveness and unleash its people’s entrepreneurial spirit.
MENA Digital Summer School
The summer school aims to address the challenges of digitization in an innovative, interdisciplinary and forward-looking way to educate and inspire experts on digital transformation, by putting the students and their projects in the foreground
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