FNF has been actively working in Turkey with partners from civil society, academia, economy and politics since 1991, when we opened our office in Ankara. In 2002, we moved to Istanbul. Turkey is of crucial importance for Germany, Europe and the transatlantic cooperation due to its history, culture, economy, and geographical location. Therefore, FNF offers support to liberal-minded citizens and organizations in Turkey to promote liberal values in the society. This way, we strive to contribute to a liberal, democratic and prospering Turkey for all citizens.
The Role of a Civil Constitution in a Democratic State: Examples from Germany and Türkiye
The event titled "The Role of a Civil Constitution in a Democratic State: Examples from Germany and Türkiye" was held on September 26th in the Istanbul University. Gerhart Baum, former Interior Minister of Germany, was the honorary guest. Speakers discussed civil constitution importance, highlighted similarities, and stressed the need for unity and security in Turkey. The event included a panel discussion and Q&A session moderated by Prof. Dr. Abdurrahman Eren.
Security and/or Human Rights: The Interface between Security and Human Rights
This year's Human Rights Academy summer school program, titled "Security and/or Human Rights: The Interface between Security and Human Rights" was a unique opportunity for participants from 12 different countries to come together and explore critical issues at the crossroads of security and human rights.
Women in politics are essential for advancing human rights and protecting political freedoms. To help increase women’s political participation and leadership, D66 together with LI is organizing its training workshop: Empow(HER) 2023, this year on the theme: Women in Peace, Security, and Defense. The workshop will provide training resources and build supportive networks. Applications are now OPEN!
Millennial Takeover: We Aren't Afraid of the New Strongman
In the serene landscapes of Kakheti, Georgia, the seminar titled "Millennial Takeover: We Aren't Afraid of the New Strongman" unfurled from August 30th to September 3rd, 2023. Gathering an ensemble of 20 young thinkers from 12 different nations, the seminar emerged as a hotbed of innovative ideas and spirited discourse.
New Perspectives of Data Ecosystem for Sustainable City: Mersin Roundtable
Epidemics, drought, forest fires, floods, earthquakes… Disasters around the world are becoming more diverse, more frequent, and cause significant socioeconomic damage. The Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV), with the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, has been focusing on one concept of sustainable cities every year since 2016 as part of the "Supporting Sustainable Cities" program.
Influencers for Dialogue: Culture as a Connector
The Turkish-Israeli Civil Society Forum's project, Influencers for Dialogue, aims to promote public diplomacy between the two nations through digital media campaigns created by young individuals. The seminar titled "Culture as a Connector" gave the participants the opportunity to showcase and professionalize their projects in order to foster cultural exchange between Turkey and Israel.
Brave New World: Artificial Intelligence and Freedom of Expression
In this panel the ethical considerations of AI implementation, its impact on journalism and society, and the need for responsible usage were discussed. The event fostered dialogue and aimed to contribute to a more informed discourse on the challenges and opportunities presented by AI in the realm of human rights and democratic values. The winning artworks from an AI-generated image competition were showcased during a reception following the panel discussion.
Zimbabwean Author Tsitsi Dangarembga to Receive Prestigious Africa Freedom PrizeAfrica Freedom Prize
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Liberalism and Geopolitics: How to Deal With a Changing World OrderIAF